Tracer 118 CHX Ski
Large and in-charge, the Armada Tracer 118 CHX Ski was designed to slay powder and rip big lines like the pros. The pow-hungry 118mm waist and rockered profile float effortlessly through bottomless coldsmoke, while camber underfoot lets you rip GS turns through bulletproof hardpack.
Armada's new Xrystal Mesh technology utilizes an Innegra Mesh insert in the core of the ski to increase dampness and maintain stability, giving you a smooth ride even while you're blasting through chunder. The hybrid wood core features a lighter wood in the tip and tail with denser wood underfoot to create a flex pattern that eases turn initiation and maneuverability so these skis won't ride you into the ground.
- A hard-charging ski that's ready for powder days
- 118mm width underfoot thrives in the waist-deep stuff
- Rockered profile floats like it was born for it
- Camber underfoot lets you lay down turns on hardpack
- Wood core is light and playful
- Xrystal Mesh layup maximizes stability for a smooth ride
- Comp Series Base keeps you gliding fast
- Q & A
excellent for pillow smashing
My one ski quiver
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Last year I decided on these as my one ski quiver. I absolutely love them. I am 6 feet tall and went with the 180cm which is a little shorter than I usually ski. But I love the nimbleness at this size, and stability at speed was never an issue. flotation is excellent. Highly recommended!
How much do these weigh in the 188 size?
Hey Brian, the 188s weigh 9 lbs. 7oz.
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.