Armada ARV 106

A review of the Armada ARV 106 in the 2017 POWDER Buyer's Guide

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Price: $700

Sizes: 172, 180, 188cm

Dimensions: 133-106-123mm

Radius: 20.5m (@180cm)

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This ski is “like a ball of water, but if that water was a flame, like an arrow through my cold, dead heart.” So says Spencer Harkins, a fan of the ARV 106. After a few years’ hiatus, the most versatile ski in the Armada quiver is back with a vengeance. Along with its brothers the 96 and 86, the ARV 106 is Armada’s return to freeriding, with a snappy pop-lite core and a spin tip and tail that allow for more maneuverability for the airborne. When you do eventually come down, carbon Kevlar struts in the tip and tail provide a smooth, stable ride. “Springloaded tail of fun, perfect sidecut, fully flexible, ultimate mountain jibber,” says Harkins. Its best use? “Swimming through clouds like an albatross in heat.”

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