Maximize your fun.
Of all the sticks in Armada's expanded ARV lineup, the ARV 96 Ski represents the most versatile all-mountain freeride fun of them all. The 96mm waist is ready to take on any condition Mother Nature throws your way, with a rockered profile to handle the deep stuff and camber underfoot to lay it down on bulletproof hardpack.
The ARV 96 has a light wood core, giving these sticks a smooth flex and a lively feel, and the carbon and KEVLAR stringers add a playful pop that'll have you hucking, spinning, smearing, and slashing all over the slopes. Plus, twin tips let you flip it around and bomb groomers switch so you can show off under the chair when you're lapping the resort between storms.
- A playful all-mountain freeride ski
- 96mm waist can rip up any conditions
- Rockered profile maximizes flotation in soft snow
- Camber underfoot lets you rail hardpack
- Light wood core provides a smooth, consistent flex
- Carbon and KEVLAR stringers add a playful pop
- AR50 sidewalls balance durability and maneuverability
- Twin tips let you ride switch with ease
Recommended Sizing Guide
Your ski size is largely determined by both your skiing ability and your preferred style of skiing. For example, an expert skier in Vermont will ski a far different ski than an expert in British Columbia. So take a look at our chart and explanations and find your perfect fit. Your weight also plays a large factor in finding the right ski. If you are either under or over average weight for your height consider downsizing or upsizing, respectively.
|Big-Mountain Freeride||Backcountry Jib||All-Mountain||Park & Pipe||All-Mountain Carve|
|Pro||180 - 200cm||180 - 190cm||180 - 190cm||175 - 185cm||175 - 185cm|
|Expert||170 - 180cm||175 - 185cm||170 - 180cm||160 - 180cm||170 - 185cm|
|Intermediate||160 - 180cm||160 - 180cm||160 - 180cm||160 - 180cm||160 - 175cm|
|Entry Level||N/A||N/A||150 - 170cm||150 - 170cm||150 - 170cm|
SKILL LEVEL EXPLANATIONS
Pro: Excels on any terrain, on any snow condition. Enjoys high speeds.
Expert: Comfortable on any terrain and most snow conditions.
Intermediate: Comfortable on Blue trails, exploring Black trails.
Entry Level: Learning to ski Green and Blue trails.
SKIING STYLE EXPLANATIONS
Big-Mountain Freeride: High speeds, deep powder, steep lines, straightlining, chutes, cliffs.
Backcountry Jib: Backcountry kickers, hucking, twintips, deep powder.
All-Mountain: From bumps to back bowls, groomers to glades; everything and anywhere on the mountain.
Park & Pipe: De-tuned edges and buttery twin tips, occasionally pole-impaired.
All-Mountain Carve: Stiff. High-speed corduroy cutter. For those blind to SLOW signs.