Declivity

Armada Declivity

Brand
Armada
Model
Declivity
Category
Touring
Weight
1990 gr
Waist
98 mm
Tested length
184 cm
Year
2015

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SFI (Ski Flex Index) 

6
6
5
5
5
Fri Flyt overall rating of Armada Declivity:

6 / 10

Hard snow:
8 / 10
Soft snow:
7 / 10
Weight:
6 / 10
Technical info:
Armada must have given priority to the descent when they designed the late ski guru JP Auclair´s touring model. The Declivity is a relatively heavy construction reinforced with aluminum. They weigh just below 2 kg. There is traditional sidecut in the entire ski. The turning radius is short in front and longer at the back.

On snow:
Although Declivity is marketed as a touring ski, it feels more like an allround piste and powder ski. It is solid on groomed slopes and steady in powder, but it is too heavy to be an out-and-out touring ski. If you ignore the weight, this is a solid and straightforward ski that you will enjoy in different conditions.


Declivity

Technical data:

Measured length
183 cm
Flex (relative stiffness)
SFI 66555
Brand
Armada
Model
Declivity
Produced
Austria
Available lengths
168, 176
Contact length
145 cm
Rocker tail
28 cm
Rocker nose
30 cm
Side cut
157 cm
Taper tail
13 cm
Taper tip
13 cm
Setback (true center to narrowest point)
8 cm
Tested mounting point (true center to boot center)
8 cm
Max tail width
117 mm
Min waist width
98 mm
Max nose width
128 mm
Side cut radius
24.5 mR
Width difference nose vs. tail
10 mm
Surface area (one ski)
1940 cm2
Weight
1990 gr
Relative weight
1.02 gr/cm2
Hight tail tip
15 mm
Hight nose tip
56 mm
Angle tail tip
18°
Angle nose tip
21°
Height of camber
6 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.