Norwalk

Armada Norwalk

Brand
Armada
Model
Norwalk
Category
Freeride
Manufacturer
Atomic
Weight
2190 gr
Waist
115.8 mm
Tested length
189 cm
Year
2014

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SFI (Ski Flex Index) 

4
5
5
6
3
Fri Flyt overall rating of Armada Norwalk :

8 / 10

Flotation:
8 / 10
Turning capabilities:
7 / 10
Stability at speed:
7 / 10
Technical info:
Norwalk is a new fat powder ski which is not suited for backward skiing. It looks like a wider version of the TST, which was launched two years ago. The construction resembles Magic J, but Norwalk has a more traditional setback (8 centimeters) that gives narrower back skis, despite the fact that the sidecut goes further back. The skis have just as high camber as Magic J, and the same abrupt transition from camber to rocker, with a short bend on the tail. It is a fairly light ski. Both Magic J and Norwalk have a 22 meter radius, which is considerably more than the classic JJ, with only 15 meters.

On snow:
Armada is aiming for a versatile freeride ski, with float and playfulness. In contrast to Magic J, this version will be more difficult to skid around with because of a back ski with conservative camber and design. If Tanner Hall is your hero, and you have already passed the age where backward drops from cliffs or wild speedy tip turns is the thing, this might be just the ski for you. If you´re still keen to play, no problem. The skis are light enough for short and long jumps.


Norwalk

Technical data:

Measured length
189 cm
Flex (relative stiffness)
SFI 45563
Brand
Armada
Model
Norwalk
Produced
Austria
Available lengths
169, 179
Contact length
124 cm
Rocker tail
19 cm
Rocker nose
46 cm
Side cut
115 cm
Taper tail
30 cm
Taper tip
44 cm
Setback (true center to narrowest point)
8 cm
Tested mounting point (true center to boot center)
8 cm
Max tail width
131.7 mm
Min waist width
115.8 mm
Max nose width
140.3 mm
Side cut radius
21.5 mR
Width difference nose vs. tail
8.6 mm
Surface area (one ski)
2295 cm2
Weight
2190 gr
Relative weight
0.96 gr/cm2
Hight tail tip
59 mm
Hight nose tip
74 mm
Angle tail tip
38°
Angle nose tip
25°
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.