Armada Victa 87 Ti

Skier: Stéphanie Lamontagne

Skier Height: 5’9″

Skier Weight: 157 lbs

Ski Length: 171 cm

Ski Radius: 17 m

Ski Dimensions: 129-87-119.5

Ski Price: $775.00

I was first acquainted with the Armada Victa 87 Ti in my home province of Québec, where the icy slopes allow for challenging the skis ability to make energetic turns. Coaching ski racing at that time, it was my favorite ski. They encourage you to test it in different terrain/conditions, while providing the capable feel of a race ski. However, the Armada Victa is more forgiving on the body than a slalom skis due to its more reserved rebound; this makes for easier and longer turns. I have always preached that this ski is perfect for retired ski race women, someone who is confident when bending the ski and expects it to keep up. The Victas provide great performance, and is much more versatile than an on-piste ski. 

One downside of the ski is in the moguls. Of course, if you have a stiffer ski, it might be a bit unpleasant in the bumps. Although, when springtime comes and the moguls are softer, those skis are in their element— they get through the heavy spring snow with spark and ease. Also, the double rocker construction allows for a ton of fun if you want to get loose on some little side hits.

I have seen some people use this ski in the backcountry, but I have personally only skied them with a Pivot 12 (alpine binding). I think it would do well in the backcountry, but would definitely be a bit narrow for big deep days! My feeling is that this ski offers to many what they would need to have fun.

What you need to know: You are a strong skier or an ex – ski racer looking for a stiff all mountain ski—this is the one for you!   

Overall Rating: 8/10

Ski Link: Armada Victa 87 Ti

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