Skis Armada Tracer 98 2020
About Armada Tracer 98 skis 2020
Everyday off-piste ski.
The crown jewel of the Tracer Series, the Tracer 98 is your everyday off-piste ski built with versatility in mind. A layer of Adaptive Mesh keeps the ride damp and stable while the beveled top-edges create a lighter ski that can handle anything your ski legs throw its way. For 19/20 we paired a superlight, 100% Caruba Wood core to a more durable fiberglass construction making the Tracer 98 even lighter and more durable. The quickest edge-to-edge and best performing on the hardpack the Tracer 98 is the true 1-ski quiver from resort to backcountry.
Our lightest wood species creates the best up-hill feel while retaining the power and dampness required in descending the gnarliest of terrain. This core makes no concessions in performance in its quest to be ultra-light.
EST All-Mountain Rocker
Rocker is paired with tapered sidecuts both tip and tail provide flotation in soft snow as well as forgiveness in turn shape. Camber underfoot maintains edge-hold on the hard pack.
Comp Series Base
Sintered UHMW polyethylene with added carbon aids in speed and durability on snow
Ti Binding Reinforcement
TI binding dampener- Below the binding, a sandwich of rubber, Titanal and finally more rubber work to dampen vibration that otherwise chatters into your boots and shortens your day. Ski bell-to-bell thanks to the damping provided by our Ti binding dampener.
Adaptive Mesh - A variable angle weave optimizes vibration damping along the length of the ski to make the ski more damp, stable and tough without adding weight. In the ends of the ski, the weave runs nearly tip-to-tail, filtering chatter and tip bounce. Underfoot, the weave runs nearly side-to-side, filtering vibration introduced through the edges either by ice, bumps and crud. Without additional weight, Adaptive mesh provides a smoother ride.
1.7 Impact Edge
1.7 Impact Edge - Light and strong, these heat-treated edges effect the feel of the ski minimally to ensure a snappy, lightweight feel for the skis.
Taper Tops - A slow and meticulous process of 3D milling of our wood-cores adds up to increased performance in faster edge-to-edge and more forgiving feel. Weight around the perimeter of the skis is reduced for a more maneuverable and livelier ski. A thickened profile down the center of the ski retains torsional rigidity and flexural stiffness for powering through turns or untracked stashes. Ski longer, harder thanks to Taper Top technology.
- 164cm= 1425g
- 172cm= 1550g
- 180cm= 1600g
- 188cm= 1700g
- 12% lighter than 18/19
- Tip: 6.5
- Waist: 7
- Tail: 7.5
- 164: 127/98/119; 17
- 172: 130/98/121; 17.5
- 180: 132/98/123; 18
- 188: 133/98/124; 18.5