Armada has realized for a long time that its demographic is getting older — note, I did not say maturing. Yes, many of the skiers that flocked to Armada when it launched a generation ago now have groms of their own but still aren’t ready to migrate to the skis their parents skied. They still want to have fun. The Declivity 82 is a fun and playful ski that still has the backbone to handle all but the hardest snow. At 82 underfoot and with a mid-teens turn radius, it will allow a new generation of skiers to appreciate that hip-on-the-snow sensation.
Liberty is taking a tried and true ski building philosophy: take an award-winning design and expand it to a narrower model. The Evolv series was new last year and immediately drew accolades so why not expand it to include a narrower model? The all-new Evolv 84 is just what you would expect from a narrow ski. It doesn’t have the dramatic shape of the V82 and, as such, is more relaxed but still has the tenacious grip that you would expect from a ski that incorporates Liberty’s Vertical Metal Technology.
- Why choose the Declivity 82? You want a ski with light and lively playfulness that just wants to lay it over and make railroad tracks with little effort, almost automatically. Also, the Declivity 82 is available with a system binding.
- Why choose the Evolv 84? You want a bit more power. You like to charge and want a solid, damp ski that will hold no matter the conditions.