Review: Armada ARV 96 Skis · 2023Published on 07/27/2023 · 3 min readCurated Ski Expert Leo C. shares their experience with using the 2023 Armada ARV 96 Skis. Note that experts are not sponsored by any brands; these are their honest opinions.
The Curated Take
The Armada ARV 96 Skis are ideal for intermediate, advanced, and expert skiers, and offer impressive versatility. Excelling in technical areas like trees, moguls, and parks, they deliver high performance on groomers and in powder. Unexpectedly, the ARVs easily handle high speeds, due to their responsive camber underfoot that maintains edge grip and provides a good spring off the ground. Exceptionally durable, they resist damage even when used hard on challenging terrain. The 96mm width allows for decent powder flotation. The ARVs’ ability to handle diverse conditions makes them a great option for skiers looking for a multi-purpose solution.
- Very versatile for a variety of disciplines
- Perfect amount of playfulness to make the whole mountain fun
- Impressively durable to hard use
- Not intended for carving
- Can be a little bouncy in crud
- Limited performance in deep powder