Pretty darn close to balanced perfection and just for the ladies, the Armada TSTw Ski glides through deep days, drives hard through choppy day-after conditions, and lays trenches in groomers as needed. Equipped with an EST All Mtn Rocker profile, the TSTw's entry rockered tip keeps you afloat in pow and crud, while its camber underfoot and no tail rocker enables sick drive and edge hold on hardpack. With a waist dimension range of 99-101mm, depending on the ski's size, the TSTw performs equally well slashing tight trees in a foot of fresh or carving edge-to-edge on hardpack. And due to its Hybrid Ultralight wood core, the TSTw is super durable, lightweight, and nimble.
Armada TSTw Ski - Women's: Innovative. You’re the all mountain ripper and you need a forgiving and responsive ski that will allow you to shred with style and grace. The TSTw has Armada’s patented EST All Mountain Rocker with entry rocker with no tail rocker providing unequaled edge hold, core protection, and stability.
Armada TSTw Ski - Women's: Same design as the TST and trusted as one of the most thought out all-round skis on the market today. Much like the TST, it’s not easy to create a ski which boasts so many awesome characteristics as a daily driver for women. Nimble, versatile, carver, hardpack, bowls, trees, front-side, backside. TSTw is capable of morphing with performance into any mountain condition. If you’re skiing groomed terrain with the family or you and your girlfriends ski under the alias of ”Ivana Shredahgnar” the TSTw is pure fun. Features EST all-mountain rocker. A portion of the proceeds of each ski sold are donated to Travis Steeger’s Memorial Fund.
This is a great ski for the entire mountain and every condition that can be thrown at you, except for the ice and really high speeds. They don't hold the best edge on ice but they are amazing on powder days and in the trees. I find they will also do pretty well in moguls. My ski shop has named this ski 'the Trampoline' which makes them great in the trees and moguls because the camber under foot is easy to load and unleash. I find myself jumping to where I want to be and never have a problem getting anywhere with these. They were my purchase after skiing all of our skis last season.
Need one ski to do it all this year? Want ski powder in the morning, bumps in the afternoon, and go for a tour at sunset? Well, this is your baby. Enough width and early rise to give you some float in pow, but the sidecut and unrockered tail allow you crush groomers and crud.
I use this ski for touring and everyday conditions because without a doubt it's the best all around women's ski on the market. If you can only buy one pair, these are your babies.
I'm 5'7" 140lbs
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I've spent 2 seasons on both the VJJ and the TSTw.
While the TST is extremely versatile and fares better on groomers and moguls than the Armada VJJ, I just didn't like it as much as the VJJ.
The stiffer tails on the TSTw were really difficult in moguls and variable conditions, when compared to the forgiving flex of the VJJ. I ski a 175cm VJJ which is amazing, but I could barely handle the 174cm TSTw. In retrospect I should have sized down on the TSTw because it is a bit stiffer and less rockered. I did have a chance to try the 165cm size and was much more comfortable. (I am a 5'3" 120lb advanced skier).
Ultimately, I found the VJJ to be more responsive, poppy and forgiving. For me, the TSTw lacked soul. I spent more time trying to control the ski rather than just enjoying skiing - again should have sized down.
This ski is for ladies who want something stiffer than the VJJ (which is fairly floppy) who perhaps have a racing background and are searching for a quiver ski.