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.
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.
|Actual Turn Radius @ Specified Length:||17.5m (@171cm)|
|Binding Weight Range:||N/A|
|Flex Scale (Tip/Waist/Tail):||7/8/7.5|
|Ski Gear Intended Use:||All Mountain|
|Special Features:||2.5 Impact Edge|
|Tip/Waist/Tail Widths:||121/85/111 (@171cm)|
|Type:||All-Mountain Skis (75-90)|
|What Binding is Included?:||N/A|
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.