Invictus

Armada Invictus

Brand
Armada
Model
Invictus
Category
Touring
Weight
2280 gr
Waist
108 mm
Tested length
188 cm
Year
2015

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SFI (Ski Flex Index) 

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

7 / 10

Hard snow:
8 / 10
Soft snow:
7 / 10
Weight:
7 / 10
Technical info:
Armada comes to the test with what appears to be a purebred freeride ski. Nothing has been done to reduce weight. Invictus is a quite traditional construction, especially to come from Armada, with a long carve zone and little taper. It also has traditional camber in its entire length, with the exception of the small rocker, or should we rather say the long tip at the front. It has a relatively long turning radius, with a shorter sidecut towards the tips.

On snow:
This is a heavy and solid freeride ski that's not suited for touring. It feels very heavy on the groomed slopes as well as in tracked snow. Invictus works best for carving turns. The large tips make it less suited for skidding. Because of this it can’t really compete as a plain piste ski either. It is by far the heaviest ski in the test, so Armada Invictus will certainly not win the ski touring category.


Invictus

Technical data:

Measured length
189 cm
Flex (relative stiffness)
SFI 65556
Brand
Armada
Model
Invictus
Produced
Austria
Available lengths
168, 178
Contact length
144 cm
Rocker tail
15 cm
Rocker nose
30 cm
Side cut
156 cm
Taper tail
15 cm
Taper tip
18 cm
Setback (true center to narrowest point)
12 cm
Tested mounting point (true center to boot center)
8 cm
Max tail width
127 mm
Min waist width
108 mm
Max nose width
138 mm
Side cut radius
25.4 mR
Width difference nose vs. tail
11 mm
Surface area (one ski)
2190 cm2
Weight
2270 gr
Relative weight
1.04 gr/cm2
Hight tail tip
18 mm
Hight nose tip
60 mm
Angle tail tip
14°
Angle nose tip
23°
Height of camber
4 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.