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The classic park ski, Arv 86, from Armada gets a spin from our test team in Kuhtai that includes WFT Junior skier Ethan Davis - so how do we rate it? Check out our review to find out.

Level
Advanced
Terrain
Park
Best for
Freestyle skiers who like the park and the rest of the mountain too
Price
£330
lengths
163,170,177,184
Bindings?
No
Playfulness
8
Pop
9
Energy
8
Value
8
Stability
8
Durability
9
Overall Score
9
+
Their versatility and responsiveness
Really, honestly, nothing at all

The Arv 86 from Armada might be categorised as park and pipe skis but don't keep them locked up there - versatility and performance are the trademark qualities and for freestyle skiers looking for an all mountain tool for the park and beyond then the Arv 86 is bang on the money.

Although not the widest skis in their category, the 86mm underfoot makes them ideal for hardpack territory and the edge grip and responsiveness is excellent. When riding switch, we like the way they move quickly and spin with ease.

Tech wise, the Armada AR Freestyle Rocked tips and tails and positive camber provide a fairly traditional ride through varied snow conditions and good technical skiers will get the most of them.

Excellent value for money at £330 - they would suit everyone from the 'Fridgekid' indoor freestyler to a seasonaire who likes to jib when it's dry and hit the pow when it's soft.

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