The king of all-mountain slaying.
Assuming you speak Spanish, you'll know that El Rey translates to "The Rey." If you speak ski, then you'll also know that the Armada El Rey Ski translates to park and groomer all-mountain slaying. Armada's softened up the Fleet wood core by 20% for a more forgiving flex, but laid the whole thing up with a fiberglass matrix for a fun, responsive feel and added a carbon stringer in the tail to help you rail turns like you're riding train tracks. While most skis these days have some sort of rocker or early rise, the Rey's a throwback traditional camber board, which makes it perfect for hardpack and park riding, and it has a lightweight cap construction that reduces swing weight so you can spin then like a set of turn tables. The 2.5mm Impact edge is extra-thick and durable, and the S7 sintered base is all about pushing the speed limit, so you know you'll be able to smoke your buddies during the Chinese Downhill or clear that imposing table in the park.
- Traditional camber profile
- Cap construction
- Fleet Core (wood)
- 87mm waist width (178 cm)
- 2.5 Impact Edges
- Item #ARM00AR
- Q & A
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I had this same ski but a model that was few years before and used them for 2 years. I then had the opportunity to try these bad boys out and I loved them. I have used these all over the mountain, trees, park, groomers. Pretty much everything except powder ( I have some fatter skis for that). The camber on these allow for big S turns down groomers but the twin tips also allow for you to play around in the park. All around great ski I used for several years.