Tracer 98

Armada Tracer 98

Brand
Armada
Model
Tracer 98
Category
Touring
Weight
1810 gr
Waist
98 mm
Tested length
180 cm
Year
2018

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SFI (Ski Flex Index) 

4
5
5
5
5
Fri Flyt overall rating of Armada Tracer 98:

7 / 10

Hard snow:
8 / 10
Soft snow:
8 / 10
Up:
6 / 10
Technical info:
This is a new model from the freeride specialist Armada. It has no twin tip and the ski is a notch more conservative than what we are used to from the US based brand. The Tracer series is said to be inspired by the big mountain king Todd Ligare. It has the highest specific weight in this category, and in this respect it is comparable to freeriding skis. Otherwise the measures are average. Armada has not done anything radical here. The sidecut is moderate. The same goes for the rocker, taper and camber. However, all these elements are well matched.

On snow:
Armada´s new riding orientated ski touring and freeride ski doesn´t make the test riders weep of joy nor anger. The ski feels big and heavy, but this gives good maneuverability in this company. It is predictable and stable, but it is not particularly playful. It is too heavy for long ascents, which means that it is more a classic freeride ski than a ski touring ski. Armada Tracer 98 is suited for the freerider who wants a solid ski touring option for short trips with challenging skiing.


Tracer 98

Technical data:

Measured length
180 cm
Flex (relative stiffness)
SFI 45555
Brand
Armada
Model
Tracer 98
Produced
Austria
Available lengths
164, 172, 188
Contact length
133 cm
Rocker tail
19 cm
Rocker nose
28 cm
Side cut
137 cm
Taper tail
18 cm
Taper tip
25 cm
Setback (true center to narrowest point)
10 cm
Tested mounting point (true center to boot center)
10 cm
Max tail width
123 mm
Min waist width
98 mm
Max nose width
132 mm
Side cut radius
18 mR
Width difference nose vs. tail
9 mm
Surface area (one ski)
1953 cm2
Weight
1810 gr
Relative weight
0.93 gr/cm2
Hight tail tip
24 mm
Hight nose tip
53 mm
Angle tail tip
17°
Angle nose tip
27°
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.