Armada TRACER 118

Armada TRACER 118
Category: Offpist / Freeride
Level: Advanced
Brand: Armada
Model year: 2019
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What do you think about Armada TRACER 118?
2 reviews
Ronin (Guest)
- Behaviour in powder, even in melted snow
- High-speed stability
- Very light, making even day-long tours a breeze (I ride it with ATK Freeraider 12)

- Edgeless behaviour

After spending a season with Tracer 108, my expectations were really high. Unfortunately, the Tracers 118 IMHO lost the dexterity, playfulness and universality of their "108" brother.

To me, the Tracer 118 really left the impression of skis perfectly adjusted to touring and skiing in deep snow, but absolutely didn't met the expectations on piste, being blunt and edgeless.

Model year: 2019
Riding style: Powder/ Piste/ Ski touring
Length on the ski: 186 cm
Riders weight: 79 kg
Riders length: 178 cm

21/02/2019 (Modified: 21/02/2019)
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+ Smooth
+ Speed Stable
+ Playful
+ Lightweight
+ Safe
+ Easy swing weight
+ Just enough muted

- No so far for such a kind of ski

Armada has managed incredibly well with this version of Tracer 118. They feel very light on the foot. Low swing weight and good level of damping make them both playful and speedy.

Have driven them in everything from waist depth in Japan to stone hard pre-season pistes and they really manage everything.

I took them as other couples to Trysil during the pre-season mostly to test them a couple of yokes, but drove them all weekend. It was even fun to lie in the piste and carva even though it was rock hard.

It is excellent to search for them, but they are the best and most fun in means for very high speed. The best thing about them is that they are never annoying regardless of the surface or speed. Clearly they fit my riding style perfectly but they are really really good.

Have Shift on mine and it's an excellent combo. Have tested them even with alpine binding and kingpin but they feel better with Shift for some reason. Can be the combination of standing height / angle / elasticity that feels perfect on this particular ski. Drive with Lupo Carbon.

Model year: 2019
Riding style: Piste / Offpist with shorter trips
Length on the ski: 188 cm
Riders weight: 78 kg
Riders length: 180 cm