Armada AR5


Brand: Armada
Modelyear: 2006

What do you think about Armada AR5?
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Nudge
Nudge (Guest)
22/02/2012
Strenghts:
Super durable - very poppy - super stable for landings off big jumps - goes anywhere - holds a solid edge (until you have completely flattened the edges but hitting so many rails) - handles all snow conditions super well - looks like boss skis!!!

Weaknesses:
little heavy

Summary:
These skis have handled australian snow conditions for 5 years now and they are still going strong. (Australian means: hard pack ice in the morning, super slushy in the afternoon and lots of rocks and dirt!!)
They have done at least 120 days on snow in all conditions including hitting a lot of big kickers and phenominal amout of time on rails!!! they are also a super steezy skis to look at.

When riding them you feel as though you could do anything with them and hit any run / feature and you know they will perform well and survive whatever you throw at them.
also done many GS races and SkierX events

Only down side is weight so it may slow your rotation down if your not agressive with them in the air.

Armada possibly created the most versatile, durable and steezy ski ever made!!!!!!!
can't wait to get back on them!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Riding style: Park / all mountain / Powder (if your agressive skiier)
Length on the ski: 176 cm
Riders weight: 80 kg
Riders length: 185 cm

guest
guest (Guest)
20/12/2009
Strenghts:
great looking ski, holds well on groomed runs for a twin tip, thick base, heavy but well balanced ski

Weaknesses:
weight is a problem for those who dont push its limits

Summary:
good ski, its well balanced, it looks great, hits the park well, allows the rider to throw off a drop on off piste run. overall good ski it will go anywhere aslong as you know how to use it

Riding style: park and off piste (but no off piste for muggs)
Length on the ski: 176 cm
Riders weight: 75 kg
Riders length: 183 cm

Alex Sellen
Alex Sellen (Guest)
03/11/2008
Strenghts:
I dont know what he's talking about, the skis have MAD flex, very soft and buttery. The camber is over cranked to begin with, so its great to butter, and pop off jumps or onto rails. Fairly light, shreds anything you need it to

Weaknesses:
I have had some chews in the skis, but luckily my edge has stayed intact.

Summary:
Definitely request to a friend, please, more people need to realize what armada is.

Model year: 2005
Riders length: 170 cm

BIG
BIG (Guest)
12/12/2007
Strenghts:
This ski is a nice all mountain ski. With good powder performance

Weaknesses:
THIS SKI HAS NO FLEX!!!!! NONE JIBBERS BEWARE

Summary:
Not worth the buy not park oriented enough

Model year: 2005
Length on the ski: 176 cm

(Guest)
04/12/2007
Strenghts:
Durable side walls and bases, stable carver(little chater), lots of pop, swing weight well balanced, flex saves you sketchy landings

Weaknesses:
Heavy compared to most, takes little extra effort to rotate (spin)

Summary:
AR5 176:Very stable ski at high speed (little chatter). A extreamly durable ski if mounted properly. Very thick side walls edges and P-tex holds well to bases. Excellet park and all-mountain ski and will hold an edge during hard carving. Have lots of pop for boosting off lips. However, considerably heavy ski compared to most twin tips. Does take a little skill to get them to spin, shouldn't be a problem for advanced riders. Flex is great for stomping landings frontside or switch. Previous skis where Line Skogen's, 1260's in 176 ,Skogen 178 w/87mm waist, Dynastar 174 T-Makers and Rossi Scratch 174. Armadas are by far the best I have riden in trems of durability and stability. However are the heaviest I have ridden. (Just takes more skill to rock'em) /Freestlyle PSIA'r and Terrain Park Crew'r / 7 Springs

Length on the ski: 176 cm
Riders weight: 127 kg
Riders length: 176 cm

Stubby
Stubby (Guest)
18/10/2007
Strenghts:
Land switch beastly, Spin like top, chick magnets.

Weaknesses:
they might be illigal there so steezy

Summary:
These are the skis....

Riding style: Park
Length on the ski: 160 cm
Riders weight: 120 kg
Riders length: 5 cm

noid
noid (Guest)
30/08/2007
Strenghts:
super stability in the air trades off for the skis weight . good for big air, medeoker for spins, but that depends on ablility. great for rails, just dull your edges beforehand.
besides that i ride it all over the mountain but it does dive in deep powder.

Weaknesses:
stay away from the woods, youll leave most of your skis in there

Summary:
park, groomers chick magnet

Model year: 2005
Riding style: park
Length on the ski: 170 cm
Riders weight: 127 kg

CIVSIN
CIVSIN (Guest)
27/03/2007
Strenghts:
great for switch. Almost like alpine with twin tips. nice on groom. very durable

Weaknesses:
huge chips can come off when riding rails. not very wide; drown in powder. Bad in chunks

Summary:
Great ski for staying in trail and park

Model year: 2005
Riding style: piste park
Length on the ski: 160 cm
Riders weight: 127 kg
Riders length: 5 cm

(Guest)
28/04/2006
a very stiff and stable park ski, also works well
out of the park. very solid on landings, great at
switch, very hard to butter or tail/nose press

c-dawg
c-dawg (Guest)
28/04/2006
well i baught 06 armadas 170s ya they were sick skis until the core in them snaped and i had spegettie skis soo if u ride like a pussy and dont have to worrie about ur equiptment holdin up 06 ar5s are your way to go

Riders weight: 127 kg