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41cm 10cm 18cm 129.3mm 99.5mm 120.5mm 13.1mR 25° 65mm 46mm 30° 17cm 165cm 107cm 41cm

Armada TSTw

Women?s ski
Brand
Armada
Model
TSTw
Category
Freeride
Weight
1767 gr
Waist
99.5 mm
Tested length
165 cm
Year
2013

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SFI (Ski Flex Index) 

4
7
6
4
3
Fri Flyt overall rating of Armada TSTw:

7 / 10

Flotation:
7 / 10
Turning capabilities:
6 / 10
Stability at speed:
6 / 10
Technical info:
Armada are associated with short turning radii. However, 13 meters is short even for them. The women's version of the TST has a soft tips. The stiff back ski has camber, while the front ski is constructed with rocker. Taper is also asymmetrical; there is a lot of it in front and little at the back. This is a consequence of the huge setback and short turning radius. The pair we tested was very short in length.

On snow:
TSTw is first and foremost a playful ski, but it is also stable at speed. It works OK in powder, but lacks some flotation to be able to compete with the very best in this test. If image and versatility is important to you, the TSTw from Armada can be recommended. But be aware that these skis take some time to get used to. According to one member of our test team, this is the perfect ski for handsome, blond, American freeriders. Others point out that it can be used for everything but nothing in particular.


TSTw

Technical data:

Measured length
165 cm
Flex (relative stiffness)
SFI 47643
Brand
Armada
Model
TSTw
Produced
Austria
Available lengths
156, 174
Contact length
107 cm
Rocker tail
17 cm
Rocker nose
41 cm
Side cut
106 cm
Taper tail
18 cm
Taper tip
41 cm
Setback (true center to narrowest point)
10 cm
Tested mounting point (true center to boot center)
8 cm
Max tail width
120.5 mm
Min waist width
99.5 mm
Max nose width
129.3 mm
Side cut radius
13.1 mR
Width difference nose vs. tail
8.8 mm
Surface area (one ski)
1796 cm2
Weight
1767 gr
Relative weight
0.98 gr/cm2
Hight tail tip
46 mm
Hight nose tip
65 mm
Angle tail tip
30°
Angle nose tip
25°
Height of camber
5 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.