In Depth Staff Reviews:
By: Matt McDonald
The Blackout Shift
Since becoming part of Amer Sports two years ago, joining Salomon and Atomic, Armada has maintained its unique brand identity. 2020 Armada skis and gear continue to do so (seriously...they've got an edgeless urban rail ski in the lineup...), but with one major exception.
The Shift binding, released this season by Salomon and Atomic, gets tagged with an Armada logo and painted all-black for 2020. So for next season, customers get the industry's most popular binding with three color options—and a slew of skis that would be great matches. In the Armada lineup, the Tracer series (which gets a new core for 2020) and the ARV JJ 116 Ultralite are prime skis to be paired with a Shift.
Fresh topsheets for the ARV and ARW lines.
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Check out the men's edition of our Holiday Gift Guide for 2017 here.
Does your teenage daughter think that you don't understand her? At times, do you fail to listen to your wife? Have you worked tirelessly throughout your adult life just to impress your mother? If you answered ‘yup’ to any of these questions, look no further than our holiday gift guide. Just for you, we hand-picked some awesome gear that’ll make your daughter think you’re “with it” and make your mother smile.
So here's your guide to the holiday season, with insight from three of our lovably stereotypical ski-ployees.
About Mia: The nicest Masshole you'll ever meet / 2nd season @ Powder7 / ceramics enthusiast / freeride skier
The Bargain: Flylow Unicorn Mitt
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2019 Armada Trace 98 Description:
The Trace 108's little sister is the most versatile ski in the Trace lineup. At 98mm underfoot, it's wide enough to stay on top of wind-crusted backcountry snow, wet powder, and cold smoke, but it's also narrow enough to skin like a mountain goat and navigate tight descents with control and agility. Strong sidewalls, Xrystal Mesh Damping, and all-mountain rocker make the Trace 98 a reliable ski with great edge grip and stability, even in gnarly steeps and tight chutes. Metal-reinforcement under the bindings adds extra security, while carbon fiber layup keeps things strong and light. In bounds, all of this technology translates to worthy groomer performance, too, making the Trace 98 a viable option as a legitimate do-everything ski.
2019 Armada Trace 98 Specs:
|Rocker:||All Mountain Rocker|