Armada is particularly well-known for its freestyle and freeride ski range but the Declivity takes things to a different level. The six models span from 88mm to 115mm under foot, but the 92Ti hits the sweet spot mark for versatility all across the mountain.
Yes there’s titanal running through the skis (hence the Ti name tag), stiffening them up when powering at higher speeds on groomed slopes and hard pack. However, the titanal is banded through the ski rather than a traditional single layer and this combined with an elastic compound layer and caruba wood core ensures a certain forgiveness, especially at the start of the turn.
This construction makes what on the face of it, feels like a high-performance on-piste carver – even at 92mm under foot they cut a mean arc with a 16.5 turn radius, snappy, lively and responsive. They seem to feel at home on both short and long radius turns, at higher and lower speeds. While they aren’t a classic powder day ski, they have enough width and tip rocker to make it all work, although we’d recommend the 102Ti if you’re aiming for 70/30 powder/piste.
But for advanced and expert skiers that can handle all types of terrain and need a versatile ski, mostly for frontside fun, with a little backside blast thrown in, you’d be hard pushed to beat the Declivity 92Ti.
Definitely one for skiers that can handle all terrain and like to push speed and power through everything that is thrown at them. If that’s you, then you’ll certainly understand the word Declivity and make the most of its definition:
Declivity (noun): A downward slope or inclination, especially of a hill, slope, or surface.