The 2023 Armada Whitewalker 116 Skis have become something of a cult classic over the past few years. It's not every day that you get a powder ski that some people are putting touring bindings on, and other people are taking through the terrain park. Sammy Carlson's pro model ski truly is something special. With a freestyle-minded forward mount point, pin shaped tip and tails, a sturdy flex, and Smear Tech 3D beveling, these skis are incredibly well balanced in the air, poised down the fall line, and flowy through open terrain. They're one setup you can trust whether you're bouncing down pillow lines, charging steep faces, or glade hopping through rolling meadows.
AR Freestyle Rocker: Rockered tips and tails are combined with positive camber underfoot to allow the ski to charge with ease through unpredictable snow and maintain a solid carve when asked to do so. Turn the whole mountain into your playground.
Flex (1=Soft, 10=Stiff): Tip: 9 | Mid: 7 | Tail: 10
Pin Tip and Tail
Caruba Core: Armada's lightest wood species creates the best uphill feel while retaining the power and dampness required for descending in the gnarliest of terrain. This core makes no concessions in its quest to be ultralight.
AR75 Sidewall: Sidewalls provide improved edge pressure under the boot, while cap constuction in the tip and tail provides smooth turn initiation and less hookiness - 75% sidewall, 25% cap.
Comp Series Base: Sintered UHMW polyethylene with added carbon aids in speed and durability on snow.
1.7 Lightweight Edge: Light and strong, these heat-treated edges effect the feel of the ski minimally to ensure a snappy, lightweight feel.
Smear Tech: A 3D beveled base in the tip and tail creates a unique feel in all snow conditions. Less likely to catch in crud, self-centering in deep snow, and uncatchable on takeoffs, Smear Tech lets you float effortlessly whether sliding forwards, backwards, left, or right.
Brake width recommended equal to or at most 15 mm wider than the ski waist width.
Big Mountain, Powder Terrain