Armada's Trace 108 for women is built for fast climbs and burly lines.
Colour: Teal / white / green
Product ID: 307896 RA0000348172
Trace is the sister series to Armada's Tracer range - and just like those skis, these are built to blue the lines between big mountain charging stability and lightweight touring construction. The 108 is the widest in the range - aimed at skiers who'll need a ski that can handle the deepest days as well as railing through mixed conditions.
This ski's personality on snow stems from its core construction. The Hybrid Ultra-Lite core is primarily composed of lightweight woods that allow the overall weight to stay so low, while carefully placed laminates and stringers of hardwoods lend it the damp, stable qualities that are so essential for freeride performance. The addition of a carbon fibre layup adds a touch of life and energy to the ski as well, giving it an even livelier ride quality.
75% of the ski's length is sidewall construction, which provides shock absorption as well as excellent edge hold. The tip and tail of the ski use a cap construction that minimises their damage from topsheet chipping as well as lowering the swing weight for an agile feel. That play's perfectly into the rocker profile- a generous tip rocker gives the ski float in soft snow and smooth turn initiation, but positive camber runs through the majority of the ski that works in unison with the sidewall and core construction to create a powerful ride that grips on firm terrain and rebounds out of turns. The tail is raised to improve float and pivot in soft snow, but the camber runs to the end of the skis effective edge at the tail to ensure strong, reassuring turn exits.
For the ladies who need a no-compromise tool for shredding everything from all-mountain, to freeride and big mountain lines that's light enough to comfortably tour in to the backcountry with, the 2018 Trace from Armada skis is one you need to check out.
AR75 Sidewalls - Sidewall throughout the ski resulting in superior edge hold, power transmission and shock absorption
Hybrid Ultralight Core - A lighter core makes the ski easier to use but without sacrificing power and performance
1.7 Impact Edge - The edges are heat treated to increase strength without affecting weight
Comp Series Base - This is a high density, super fast base
3D Taper Top -Beveled edges reduce overall weight of the ski without compromising performance
EST All Mountain Rocker - Rocker in the tip gives all mountain versatility, whilst camber underfoot keeps power and stability