Armada ARW 96 Women's Skis

Armada Product code: N/A
£389.95 In stock

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  • Sidecut: 122-96-114
  • Camber Type: Hybrid
  • Flex: 6
  • Waist Width (mm): 96
  • Turn Radius (m): 17.5
  • Terrain: All Mountain

Like the men’s variant, the ARW range has stood as a testament to what a true all-terrain ski should be. Powerful yet agile, stable yet responsive with an emphasis on fun and playfulness. The all new ARW series continues that legacy.

In our opinion the Armada ARW 96 is often overlooked. Undoubtedly one of the best all-mountain freestyle skis ever made, it’s as comfortable on and off piste as it is in the park, the ARW 96 comfortably borders all three without making sacrifices in any. Slightly stiffer than mid-flex they lean towards performance while still offering plenty of forgiveness making them perfect for intermediate and advanced skiers who want a one-ski quiver.

The ARW 96 is built around Armada’s Pop-lite core, a lightweight wood construction with high-density hardwood stringers, resulting in an impossibly lively ski with unrivalled pop. While Spin Tip construction in the nose and tail are designed to reduce swing weight which keeps the ski balanced and agile.

The AR Freestyle rocker blends reverse camber in the nose and tails with traditional positive camber underfoot. This allows the ski to charge with ease through unpredictable snow but hold a solid carve when required and because you’re not flexing against the camber in the nose and tail it’s easier to butter and press the ski. When combined with the “Elf-shoe” reverse sidecut the result is a ski which has the float of a larger ski in powder but the turn radius of a narrower, shorter ski on-piste and hardpack. This makes it great for skiing switch in powder or laying down nose butters while remaining confident and manageable on icy groomers.

The AR50 Sidewall is comprised of cap construction in the tip and tail with full sidewall underfoot. This helps to balance performance with reduced swing-weight and increased durability. The capped construction of the nose and tail offer increased flexibility meaning that the ski is more relaxed upon entry and exit of turns. This works in unison with the full ABS sidewall underfoot which holds the edge and remains confident throughout the turn.

The 2.5mm Impact Edge is Armada’s heaviest duty rail. Heat treated for increased strength and durability, it’s heavily overbuilt to withstand impact against rails, boxes, trees and rocks without resulting in an edge buckle or worse, a blowout.

The ARW 96 benefits from super-charged performance thanks to Carbon/Kevlar struts, alternating stringers of carbon fibre and high tensile Kevlar, which increase response, improve power transfer, add pop and extend the life of the ski.

Topped off with Armada’s S7 Base, a highly durable and low maintenance sintered base with a speed additive that gives you a touch more throttle for boosting kickers.

What we say: “The ARW 96 is one of our all-time favourite women’s skis. It blends all the fun of a park ski with the performance of a piste ski while, crucially, remaining cool.”

Specifications

Sidecut 122-96-114
Camber Type Hybrid
Flex 6
Waist Width (mm) 96
Turn Radius (m) 17.5
Terrain All Mountain
Lengths available 170 and 156

Size Guide

The size chart below provides a basic guide to finding the right ski length based on your height and ability but there are several other factors you should consider before choosing your new skis!

The two most relevant considerations when interpreting the chart below are your weight and the type of skiing you intend to do. 

Weight: If you’re a heavier built that the average person of your height then we suggest choosing a longer ski as a heavier skier requires more edge to grip the snow and more base area for floatation in powder and cruddy snow.  Conversely, if you’re a slimmer build you may want to consider going for a shorter ski as you’ll need less edge / ski to support your weight than someone of an ‘average’ build.

Skier Type: Secondly, if you want a ski that’s going to inspire confidence when you’re skiing fast and you like to ski faster than most, then a longer ski is going to be preferable.   The additional edge and float provided by a longer ski will give you a more stable ride.  If, however, you’re more freestyle focussed and you want a ski that’s going to be more nimble and easier to manoeuvre at low speeds then a slightly shorter ski will work better for you as there will be less ski to manage.

If you have any queries at all on finding the right ski or ski size for you, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us for further advice.

Skier Height (cm)

Skier Height (ft & in)

Suggested Length for Advanced Skier (cm)

Suggested Length for Intermediate Skier (cm)

Suggested Length for Beginner Skier (cm)

142

4'8"

149

139

136

152

5'0"

152

142

139

158

5'2"

153

146

143

163

5'4"

163

153

150

168

5'6"

166

156

153

173

5'8"

170

160

157

178

5'10"

173

163

160

183

6'0"

180

170

167

Shipping

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    Get it by Friday 27 January

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    Get it by Tuesday 24 January

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    In rare cases, rural addresses may be 2 days for delivery. If you are concerned please get in touch before placing order.
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    The cut-off for next day delivery is 12 noon. However, if placing an urgent order after this deadline, please call us on 0131 260 9677 and we will do our best to ensure it gets to you in time.

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    Get it by 12:00 on Saturday 28 January

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    The cut-off for next day delivery is 12 noon. However, if placing an urgent order after this deadline, please call us on 0131 260 9677 and we will do our best to ensure it gets to you in time.

  • Collection in store - £0.00

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Returns

We will happily exchange or refund items up to one month from the date of receipt (see cancelation policy). In addition to this we may be able to exchange or refund items returned outwith this timeframe if they are in unused and perfect condition but a small re-stocking charge may apply, please contact us by email to discuss this before sending goods back within this time frame.

On the back of your delivery note you will find your returns form which details the returns process. If you can't find it you request one from orders@freezeproshop.com

The above does not affect your statutory rights.

Faulty items that are under manufacturers warranty can be returned to us and if found to be faulty will be refunded or replaced, this is subject to inspection by the manufacturer. Please contact us for a returns authorisation before sending, if found not to be faulty then we may have to charge for any re-posting costs and will be unable to cover your return costs.

NON-RETURNABLE ITEMS-

  • Underwear (for obvious reasons)
  • Skis and ski bindings which have been mounted, as these will have been done to your specific requirements
  • DVDs which have been opened
  • Any item which is missing tags or is not in a new condition

Please note, that customers are responsible for the cost of returning items to us for returns or exchanges, however we will happily cover the cost of shipping exchanges back to you.