Cascade Concretewrote a review of Armada ARG Ski on March 19, 2012
All I can say is, if you are looking for a deep pow ski get them while they last!!! I would warn the buyer straight away you want a 8+inch day to break these babies out, luckily this season in the PNW has provided a ton of them. In addition the ARG is designed for one thing and one thing only, powder skiing (if you looking for a 1 ski quiver there are a ton of great skis, many listed below).
It is truly amazing and different how this ski rides in powder. I state this from a perspective from someone who owns way to many skis and demoed many many more. Currently in my quiver includes the Atomic Benchetlers, Nordica Patrons, and even next years Armada Bubba (Fatter JJ). Though all of these skies listed and even the JJ (and many others) are more then enough for a deep powder day, making skiing pow effortless and fun the ARG provides such a noticeable different experience. The biggest difference is in the float, though all the skis listed have great float the ARG feeling of surfing is so much greater. The other big difference is in the pivot of the ski, again all the skis listed turn quite well, but the ARG is on a swivel. The ARG makes tight tree turns at speed effortless and dumping speed in those needed situations is so easy to do (I'm 5'6 155lb on a 185 ski). The reverse sidecut design seems to have faded a good deal since McConkey's introduction but after spending time on the ARGs I can tell anyone looking for that deep pow day ski it provides an experience that you will want over and over again.
P.S. I know there are several reviews in the past discussing how they ARGs ride when getting back to the lift, honestly if your good enough to ride these skis making turns on the groomer to get back to the lift or the track to get out to the run is not an issue.