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Giddy up and go.
Wood is nice—who doesn't dig floors, chairs, and baseball bats?—but sometimes needs a little help to reach its potential. Case in point: Armada started the ARVTi Ski off with a Hybrid Double Zone wood core, but to push this speed-demon to the limit, it added a fiberglass matrix laminate. And then a sheet of Titanal. And then a carbon-fiber layup. And then another sheet of Titanal. And then a carbon and Kevlar tail stringer; your legs are probably getting tired just thinking about it. The end product is a stiff, mid-fat all-mountain ski that loves to charge through crud, mank, and chop, and doesn't feel quite right unless it's popping off terrain features the whole time, too. It's not quite as stiff as Armada's burliest all-mountain charger, the Invictus, but you'll still be hard-pressed to overpower it, given the impressive number of hard-charging metal and carbon components.
While the ARVTi likes to go fast, it's not a one-dimensional two-by-four of a ski. The carbon and wood core help keep it fun and lively, while the AR nose rocker blends the grip-it-and-rip-it construction with some versatility and soft-snow performance. It also features Armada's AR50 half-cap construction, which uses powerful sidewalls underfoot for edge grip and a cap construction in the tip and tail to reduce swingweight and make the ski easier to manage. The Comp Series base is the speediest offering Armada has, and the 2.2mm Impact edges strike a balance between power, durability, and weight, so you can focus on maching without being scared of a blowout.
- AR Nose Rocker (rockered tip and tail, camber underfoot)
- Hybrid Double Zone wood core
- Titanal reinforcements
- Fiberglass laminate matrix
- Carbon layup and carbon Kevlar stringers
- AR50 hybrid sidewall construction
- Comp base
- 2.2mm Impact edges
- Item #ARM00AQ