Armada El Rey Ski

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Armada El Rey Ski -

If you don't habla español, then you should know that Armanda's El Rey Ski translates to The Rey. This quiver-killer is multilingual. It speaks West Coast powder as well as East Coast ice and trees. It's tough enough for hard hits in the park, and it contains just the right blend of core materials to feel rock-solid in choppy lines in or outside the ropes.

You get precise carved turns and superior edge hold in all types of terrain thanks to the Positive (traditional) camber. Fleet Core wraps fiberglass around a wood layup to create a strong and highly responsive core, while the Cap Construction is highly durable and allows the core and structure of the ski to maintain a consistent flex. You'll be riding the El Ray hard (harder, by far, than you studied for your Spanish tests in college), because the Laminate Matrix layup increases torsional rigidity and provides further reinforcement above and below the core. CK Stringers add to tail durability while giving this ski a more lively and energetic feel at the end of your turns. The S7 Base glides fast and maintains speed between rails, jumps, and on long in-runs to add to this ski's versatility, and when you hit said rails and jumps the 2.5mm Impact Edges are extra thick and that means they can put up with more abuse. The 81-89mm waist provides moderate float in the deep stuff and a stable platform for powering through choppy snow on steep terrain, and it's agile enough for quick edge-to-edge transitions between turns. OK, actually, El Rey is Spanish for 'the king', and that's a fitting moniker considering its wide-reaching reign over all the land.

Fabric:

  • Cap Construction

Features:

  • 2.5 Impact Edge
  • Carbon Tail Stringer
  • S7 Base
  • 81-89mm waist
  • Positive (traditional) camber
  • Laminate Matrix
  • Fleet Core
Evo (2014)
All Hail the King! The Armada El Rey Skis rule the entire mountain with their strong yet forgiving fiberglass-capped wood core. With Positive Camber and a Carbon / Kevlar stringer in the trunk, the El Reys are super nimble and responsive. Shred the peaks and the parks with these bad boys from Armada.

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The El Rey's fiberglass wrapped wood core provides this ski with a forgiving, yet responsive, feel. Its profile and tighter turn radius will allow you to shred all terrain; from the steeps at the top to the jumps in the park.

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Actual Turn Radius @ Specified Length:17.5m (@171cm)
Base Material:Sintered
Binding DIN:N/A
Binding Weight Range:N/A
Bindings Included:No
Construction Type:Cap
Core Material:Wood
Flex Scale (Tip/Waist/Tail):7/8/7.5
Model #:13SKI-ELR-157
Rocker:Camber
Ski Gear Intended Use:All Mountain
Special Features:2.5 Impact Edge
Tail Profile:Twin
Tip/Waist/Tail Widths:121/85/111 (@171cm)
Titanium:No
Turn Radius:16-20
Type:All-Mountain Skis (75-90)
Used:No
Waist Width:76-85mm
Warranty:One Year
What Binding is Included?:N/A
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Armada El Rey Ski Reviews:

Positive Reviews:

2014 Armada El Ray Ski Review

Hey, this is Kyle. I just got off the Armada El Ray. I really like this ski, I give this ski a good 4 out of 5. It's a really fun, playful, beginner ski to intermediate ski. Maybe if you're just wanting to get in the park and you want a solid, good construction ski that's not going to just start falling apart when you hit some boxes or rails and stuff like that, or hit the edges, this ski will hold together and it's really lightweight for swing weight, so good for learning tricks and stuff in the park, but still can be used all around the mountain too. So, it's a great ski at a good price. I give this ski a 4 out of 5.
Kyle M. at Skis.com on 09/09/2013

2014 Armada El Ray Ski Review

Hi, I'm Thom and I just got off the Armada El Ray. I'm going to give this 4 out of 5 stars. At the price, it's all the ski you could ever ask it be. Super predictable, good edge hold, pretty decent pop to it. Nothing super exciting here, but it's just a good, stable, predictable, all mountain, freestyle ski. It's forgiving enough that I could put a beginner type skier on here pretty comfortably, especially if you wanted to start to dabble in the park, all the way up through a high level, intermediate that's just looking for something fun that they can take anywhere.
Thom P. at Skis.com on 09/09/2013

2014 Armada El Ray Ski Review

Hey, it's Hunter here, just got off the Armada El Ray and this a 4 out of 5 star ski for me. The reason is, at the price point, it's all I could ever want out of a ski. If you're getting into park riding, if you're hard on your skis and you go through a pair every year, this ski is very neutral. It does what you ask of it, it's not hooky, it's stable at speed, makes a great smooth turn; for an all around price point twin, it's a great choice.
Hunter A. at Skis.com on 09/09/2013

Armada makes nice looking, functional, durable skis. This set is a good price, versatile, and everything you would expect from Armada. Good all mountain skis I would say.

Ian Provo at Backcountry.com on 09/13/2013

Neutral Reviews:

2014 Armada El Ray Ski Review

Hi, I'm Mike. I just got done skiing the Armada El Ray. I'm going to give this ski a 3.5 out of 5 stars. I skied it a few times and I found that I really had to stay centered over my skis to get this ski to perform. It's geared more toward an intermediate skier. If you're doing frontside stuff, but it's also meant for the park skier, so it's pretty stiff, really snappy. Decent edge hold with short and medium turns, long turns, it didn't feel as stable under my foot, but you know, for somebody that's an intermediate, does some groomers, and likes to spend some time in the park or even get into the pipe, I think this would be a really great ski for them. So, again, Armada El Ray, 3.5 out of 5 stars.
Mike B. at Skis.com on 09/09/2013

2014 Armada El Ray Ski Review

I'm Adam, and I was just skiing on the Armada El Ray. I give this ski 3 out of 5 stars. It's not really my type of ski, it's more your entry level, to intermediate Armada ski, that's a little bit park, little bit all mountain. If you're going to use it for a good, inexpensive rail ski, or just for boxes, or skiing at little local hills or strictly park, it'd be a great ski for you, but for using it as like, an all mountain or anything like that, it's not that type of ski. Perfect transition ski for a young kid just getting into his first adult ski, or looking for something really soft, easy to ski, pretty inexpensive, this would be a good ski for you. 3 out of 5.
Adam P. at Skis.com on 09/09/2013

2014 Armada El Ray Ski Review

Hi, I'm Steve. I just got off the Armada El Ray. I'm going to have to give this ski 3 out of 5 stars. This isn't my particular kind of ski, I'd say this is more of a park ski. Be really solid for jumps. When you popping out of the park, riding on groomers, it's a little harder to turn. You're going to have to keep longer radius turns. Not going to give you the greatest edge going down, but for an intermediate-advanced skier hopping in on the park, you're going to have a great time on this ski. Again, I give this a 3 out of 5 stars.
Steve N. at Skis.com on 09/09/2013