Arv 116
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Armada Arv 116

Brand
Armada
Model
Arv 116
Category
Freeride
Weight
2240 gr
Waist
115 mm
Tested length
185 cm
Year
2018

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SFI (Ski Flex Index) 

4
4
5
5
5
Fri Flyt overall rating of Armada Arv 116:

9 / 10

Flotation:
10 / 10
Turning capabilities:
9 / 10
Stability at speed:
9 / 10
Technical info:
The new version of the classic JJ has changed name and is now the widest ski in the ARV series. The tips are spoon shaped, not unlike Atomic Bent Chetler. Both models are made at Atomic´s factory. ARV 116 is a semi-cap construction with a fairly symmetrical geometry. The rocker is longer in the back ski than in the front.

On snow:
ARV 116 stands out for being playful and fun, and the more you give the more it responds. It is stable and the edge grip is good, at the same time as it is easy to maneuver. The seamless transition from carving to skidding is a feature many skiers crave for. Another plus is that it is great in tracked snow. Depending on the situation, it can be both forgiving and responsive.


Arv 116

Technical data:

Measured length
185 cm
Flex (relative stiffness)
SFI 44555
Brand
Armada
Model
Arv 116
Produced
Austria
Available lengths
175, 192
Contact length
101 cm
Rocker tail
45 cm
Rocker nose
39 cm
Side cut
103 cm
Taper tail
40 cm
Taper tip
42 cm
Setback (true center to narrowest point)
8 cm
Tested mounting point (true center to boot center)
6 cm
Max tail width
134 mm
Min waist width
115 mm
Max nose width
138 mm
Side cut radius
17.5 mR
Width difference nose vs. tail
4 mm
Surface area (one ski)
2238 cm2
Weight
2240 gr
Relative weight
1 gr/cm2
Hight tail tip
58 mm
Hight nose tip
68 mm
Angle tail tip
32°
Angle nose tip
32°
Height of camber
3 mm

This sequence of numbers indicates stiffness. Each number corresponds to a part of the ski, from tail to tip. 5 equals the average
for this part and length of the ski. Lower values indicate softer skis, higher values stiffer.