Troywrote a review of Armada Alpha 1 Alpine Ski on February 23, 2009
The 176cm was a lot more fun today, the groomers were fresh corduroy so edge grip was much better. A very good slalom like feel to them with excellent pop out of the turns. Arcing into a bigger radius turn got easier as I found the sweet spot on the skis, and with a Griffon binding on them was able to lay them over fairly far, still not a big secure feeling at higher speeds but did very well. The goofy shape to the ski wasn't as noticeable today as yesterday, skis very short indeed but stable and stiff enough for whipping off short, quick turns. Bumps today were big and icy with deep troughs, skis did well but not my favorite type of bumps anyways. I can see that the more time spent on these skis will yield bigger smiles, but just want some softer conditions to see how fun they can really get. Would have liked to try a pipe cleaner side by side since I'm not sure the Alpha's shape is that beneficial unless it's being skied in the park or in some busted up crud. Always fun trying new stuff out though!