The Armada Victa 87Ti is an all mountain, frontside ski for advanced women skiers. Our team got out on them during our 2017 on snow test in Austria.
Armada's Victa 87Ti is an all mountain ski designed for the frontside of the mountain - that is, a balance between piste and powder, moguls and variable terrain between the runs. If you're looking for a ski to do it all then these should be high up on the list.
If you're into both great looks combined with high-performance then they are definitely a contender - Armada always put a lot of focus into their topsheets and there's no exception here.
In powder snow conditions, their long rocker at the nose allows for superb floatation in deeper snow, whilst they have a smaller rocker on the tail, allowing for great stability in varied terrain. This shape makes them turn easily on groomed slopes too, although they tend to pivot more than carve through the arc.
With 87mm waists they perform well across all aspects of the mountain and love a short to medium size turn, the edge hold is strong - and because they are easy to turn in all conditions, with the positive camber under foot, the turn initiation feels effortless.
In more variable conditions and deeper powder snow they struggle more with higher speeds as the shovel at the front isn't large enough to keep them as stable as we'd like.
If you're feeling adventurous, you'll enjoy smaller jumps, which they seem to perform with ease, but they still lack liveliness when looking for a stronger turn at higher speed. The top sheet has a real eye catching purple pattern, which gives them great looking rack appeal.
These skis will earn you great mountain cred alongside solid performance all over the mountain.