Even though you've moved past the days of ski bumming, you still slay the mountain as if you ski every day when you use the Armada Norwalk Skis. Made for aggressive big-mountain skiers who squeeze in their powder sessions between work and family, the Norwalks feature entry rockered tips, traditional camber underfoot, no tail rocker, and fat waists that make these skis stable at speeds that peel your eyelids back. Designed to drive through the end of turns, skim over choppy chunder, and rail long-radius turns through all sorts of terrain, this big-mountain ski makes you feel as if you have 50+ days of riding in under your belt this season even though it may only be the 10th day out.
Armada is all about durability and ensuring the life of its skis, so it gave the Norwalks a Hybrid Ultralight wood core and AR50 sandwich sidewall construction for a high strength-to-weight ratio that you can count on when you're charging down hardpack, techy terrain, or through early-season conditions.
This big-mountain destroyer also has Laminate Matrix technology (directional layering of fiberglass) that provides a smooth, even flex pattern and torsional rigidity for stellar performance in a variety of snow conditions and terrain. In addition, you'll be grateful for its lightweight, strong 1.7mm edges that have been heat treated for durability and 50/50 bases that offer a just-right blend of speed and durability.
Armada Norwalk Ski - Men's: The Norwalk has tip rocker only and a traditional tail and camber underfoot. As a result, the Norwalk can drive through the end of a turn, conquer variable conditions, and have the utmost stability at high speeds. With a wider platform and longer turning radius than its younger brother, the TST, the Norwalk is Armada's big mountain ski .
|Construction:||Hybrid Ultralight Core with Carbon Kevlar Stringers, Laminated Matrix with 1.7 IMpact edge and 50/50 base|
|Flex:||6 Tip, 7 Waist, 6.5 Tail (10 is stiffest)|
|Intended Use:||All Mountan - Powder|
|Radius by Length:||21m @189cm|
|Rocker:||EST All Mountain Rocker|
|Sidewalls:||AR50 Sidewall with 1.7 Impact Edge|
I bought the Norwalks in 189cm last year and like them so much I'm actually writing a review, (rare). I use these for cat skiing and find the normal camber tail a refreshing return to tradition from rocker tails. I grew up skiing classic camber skis and typically sit too far back so having a proper tail to rely on in a powder ski helped me a great deal.
I liked these skis so much I bought a second pair in 179cm for this season in the event that I encounter those dreaded heavy snow days and have to stay in the tight trees. That and I wanted to see how they'd ski differently on hard pack in a shorter ski... :)
Just like the name says these skis are great for when it starts to puke in winter!
The Norwalk is a true Big-Mountain workhorse that performs phenomenally all over the mountain. The ARMADA all-mountain rocker gives the Norwalk a solid platform for charging on hardpack and variable conditions while the rocker / early taper in the nose gives it ample rise and float in deep snow conditions. The tip profile also loosens up the front of the ski just enough to help it through tight situations without sacrificing stability at high speeds. I found them light enough for big touring missions and burly enough for everyday resort Shredding...
I'm a big fan of the Norwalks, they have a very solid feel to them. They seem like they will stomp just about anything you try, and you can ski them very fast. Still though, they are playful in the powder, with plenty of rocker up front to keep you floating. This right here is a ski that combines fatness, stability, traditional camber, and rocker all in one. One of the greatest new offerings from Armada, you won't be disappointed.
Love this ski and can't say enough good stuff about it. It handles everything you can throw at it and keeps you smiling. I took it on a trip down to Chile where we had varied conditions and it ate it all up, powder, crud, bumps. Definitely recommend this ski!