Armada Locator 104 Skis 2024

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711218
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Armada’s all-new Locator 104 is light enough for long tours, has the width for the fresh pow and the edge grip for skiing steeper terrain. It’s got everything you want for deep days without ignoring the fact the conditions are more likely to be less than perfect. AR75 Sidewall and EST Rocker work with the dimensions to provide versatile performance; the caruba wood core keeps the weight down so that ascending is easier. If you want just the one BC ski and you like to prioritise deeper snow, then look no further for your quiver of one.


Terrain Type & Ability Level

Terrain Type
This isn’t just a ski for powder. The width means it does have a soft snow focus, but the tail shape and camber, with rocker only at the nose, ensures there is impressive grip for firm snow or when edge grip is essential. You can take it anywhere and it will perform, all from a ski that is incredibly light for the performance on offer.

Skier Type
Advanced and expert freeriders/backcountry skiers who want a wide ski for stability and float in softer and deeper conditions. They want a ski that is light enough to tour for longer ascents and that will shine in more than just good snow.


Overview

Shape
104mm in the waist suits a ski designed for soft snow as well as all the other conditions you’ll encounter on the mountain, wide enough to float when it’s deeper, not so big that it becomes cumbersome. A radius of 22m in the 178cm boosts the stability required to ski any terrain. Lots of tip taper works with the nose rocker for easy handling; the flatter, longer tail improves the edge grip.

Rocker
EST Freeride Rocker. Forebody rocker and extra tip taper combine for optimized float in the soft stuff. Positive camber under foot with no tail rocker ensures edge hold so skis stay on rails when carving is the priority.

Core
Caruba core. Armada’s lightest wood core material creates the best uphill feel while retaining the power and damping characteristics required for descending the gnarliest terrain. This core makes no performance concessions in its quest to be ultra-light.

Construction
AR75 Sidewall. Sidewall on 75% of the ski to allow for weight savings on tip and tail while maintaining rigidity and drive in the prime zone. Below the binding, a sandwich of rubber and Titanal works to reduce vibration that otherwise chatters into your boots and shortens your day. A carbon reinforcement is used to provide excellent energy rebound.


Key Features

S7 Base
A sintered base optimized for speed, durability and wax retention.

1.7 Lightweight Edge


EB tester’s comments: Simon (Fort William) These were super fun in powder and had a user-friendly level of stiffness that help to provide punch through cruddy conditions and lots of edge hold when needed. They’re a great option for adventurous ski tourers looking to spend more time searching for softer deeper snow.

Size (cm) Tip Width (mm) Waist Width (mm) Tail Width (mm) Radius (m) Weight (g)
17013010412121
178131104122221425
18613210412323

General Information

  • Skier Ability: Advanced|Expert
  • Rocker: Tip Rocker
  • Radius: Long
  • Base: Sintered
  • Bindings: Ski sold flat
  • DIN: n/a
  • Construction: Semi Sidewall
  • Core: Wood, Carbon, Titanal Laminate
  • Demo: No
  • Sizing Description: Forehead to over head height. The increased length ensures better grip, stability and floatation and is essential to making the ski work to its full potential. Large rockers at the tip mean it is important not to size down.
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