A true all mountain ski from Armada, the Declivity 102 comes with a warning - there's no top speed! The 102mm width underfoot rips through groomed terrain but provides an ideal platform for powder, chopped up snow and crud too. The strong but lightweight Caruba wood core is backed up with Articulated Titanal Banding and a full sidewall construction.
On groomed slopes, the strong edge grip and super solid feel builds confidence when hitting higher speeds - there's a dampness to the ski combined with a subtle playfulness that makes turning relatively easy for such a powerful construction.
They want to take you faster, it's just a matter of how fast you want to go.
The EST Freeride Rocker on the tip of the skis gives that smooth entry into the turn that you'd expect with a positive camber and no tail rocker so they produce a carve and very little pivot. This is really why they suit more advanced skiers but more powerful intermediate's will enjoy the stability they provide.
In variable terrain and when pushed hard, they just eat everything up. It's like they don't even know that nasty crud exists - but the directional feel suits skiers that like to carve that terrain up. It's not a mogul ski.
If you're lucky enough to get deep powder snow conditions then the 102mm width takes care of the float and they are responsive and agile even in the deepest snow. But they prefer a more 'Alpine' approach to the turns, it's not a freestyle ski so don't expect big pivots and switches to come easy.
A technical all mountain ski for pure carving in every type of snow condition and a lot of fun to ride.
Buy Armada Declivity 102Ti Skis: £605 at Ellis Brigham