Top 20 best downhill skis

The best downhill skis reviewed & rated in February 2020

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5th Element Ascension Ski Blades 2020

In: Best Downhill Skis - February 2020

The 5th Element Ascension Ski Blades are the coolest new way to experience the slopes. Just like a full length ski, only smaller, the Ascension Ski Blades feature a stable and responsive wood core and fully wrapped stainless steel edges. Rip them through the terrain park or the trees, the moguls or the groomers, the Ascension Ski Blades make any terrain on the mountain even more fun. And because of their small size and directional twin shape, they're easy to maneuver on the snow so beginner and experienced skiers can all get in on the action. The...

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5th Element El Chubb Ski Blades 2020

In: Best Downhill Skis - February 2020

The 5th Element El Chubb Ski Blades are the coolest new way to experience the slopes. Just like a full length ski, only smaller, the El Chubb Ski Blades feature a stable and responsive wood core and fully wrapped stainless steel edges. Rip them through the terrain park or the trees, the moguls or the groomers, the El Chubb Ski Blades make any terrain on the mountain even more fun. And because of their small size and directional twin shape, they're easy to maneuver on the snow so beginner and experienced skiers can all get in on the action. The 5th...

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Armada ARV 106 Skis 2020

In: Best Downhill Skis - February 2020

Get an ultra playful yet stable ride with the versatile all mountain Armada ARV 106 Ski. The AR Freestyle Rocker keeps the ski super playful while giving you easy floatation and turn engagement. Armada's Poplar Ash Core uses softer wood throughout the length of the ski with harder wood horizontal laminates to add power and stability. AR 75 Sidewalls grip the firm snow and create an easy-to-maneuver feeling while adding vibration dampening properties when you stomp a big landing. A Spin Tip lowers the swingweight for spinning some rad tricks off...

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Armada ARV 116 JJ Skis 2020

In: Best Downhill Skis - February 2020

Continuing to carve its name into ski lore comes the Armada ARV 116 JJ Skis. This ski is perfect for the powder seekers that are looking for tons of floatation. The AR Freestyle Rocker has a high amount of rocker in the tips and tails that floats and smears in the deepest of powder. The Poplar and Ash wood core provides an increased response popping between pillow lines and tree shots. The Smear Tech gives you a 3D beveled base that feels great in the uber deep and adds for more maneuverability. If you want one of the greatest powder skis ever...

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Armada ARV 84 Kids Skis 2020

In: Best Downhill Skis - February 2020

The Armada ARV 84 is a great option or tweens or teenagers looking for a park ski that is willing to take on the frontside of the mountain. Armada's Poplar Core is made from lightweight wood from the tip to tail of the ski, with horizontal laminates of harder, denser wood to add strength and snap. The Laminate Matrix adds layers of fiberglass to give the ski added strength without adding any extra weight. A Cap Construction maintains a more forgiving feel that allows lightweight skiers total control as they catch some air and test their speed limits....

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Armada ARV 86 Skis 2020

In: Best Downhill Skis - February 2020

Designed for all mountain fun comes the Armada ARV 86 Skis. The 2.2 Impact Edge helps resist damage from boxes and rails in the park. Armada's AR Freestyle Rocker keeps you feeling smooth and playful with quick turn engagement when you are ripping on the frontside of the mountain. The Poplar Ash Core is made from lightweight, softer wood throughout the full length of the ski with horizontal laminates of harder wood to add power and strength. Armada's AR75 Sidewall Construction keeps a nice feel of power that grips the snow and dampens out vibrations....

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Armada ARV 96 Skis 2020

In: Best Downhill Skis - February 2020

Throw anything you want at the Armada ARV 96 Ski and it will get the job done. AR75 Sidewalls keeps you feeling very maneuverable, delivers edge grip when you need it and dampens out vibrations. Armada's AR Freestyle Rocker makes the ski feel playful when you are lining up a big jump, finding your top speed on the groomers and dipping into the trees for some soft turns. A Spin Tip lowers the swingweight. The ARV 96 has the Poplar Ash Core that is made with lightweight soft wood running the entire length of the ski and horizontally laminated harder...

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Armada ARW 84 Girls Skis 2020

In: Best Downhill Skis - February 2020

A perfect entry-level all mountain freestyle twin, the ARW 84 is built with everything you need in a freestyle ski. It has a heavy duty cap construction and 2.4 impact edge for protection from abuse in the park. A poplar core and positive camber helps launch off jumps, while also helping with turn initiation. The ARW 84 is an ideal learning tool for young girls looking to transition their skills into the park and hitting features throughout the mountain. Recommended Brake Size 85-100mm, Tip/Waist/Tail Widths: 112/84/105mm (@ 156cm), Actual Turn...

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Armada ARW 86 Womens Skis

In: Best Downhill Skis - February 2020

The Armada ARW 86 is a great ski for ladies looking for a ski that rides equally well in the park as it does on the rest of the mountain. Armada's AR Freestyle Rocker delivers a smooth and playful feel with quick turn initiation while carving it up on the frontside of the mountain. A Pop-Lite Core uses a lightweight wood throughout the length of the ski with horizontal laminated hardwood wood to add power and stability. AR75 Sidewall Construction grips on the firm snow while dampening vibrations. A Spin Tip lowers the total swingweight of the...

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Armada ARW 86 Womens Skis 2020

In: Best Downhill Skis - February 2020

The Armada ARW 86 is a high-performance jib machine built for the park and beyond. It's great for the intermediate to advanced women's skier looking for a freestyle option that can also handle the groomers. Its Poplar Ash Core is combines Poplar with full-length Ash stringers which make for all the power needed for boosting to new elevations, while giving a playful and easy feel for fast maneuvers and spins. Its AR Freestyle Rocker has rockered tips and tails are combined with positive camber under foot to charge with ease through uneven snow, while...

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Armada ARW 96 Womens Skis 2020

In: Best Downhill Skis - February 2020

The Armada ARW 96 is a marquee women's all-mountain freestyle ski for the intermediate to advanced rider looking for a playful but versatile option. Its Poplar Ash Core is combines Poplar with full-length Ash stringers which make for all the power needed for boosting to new elevations, while giving a poppy and easy feel for fast maneuvers and spins. The AR Freestyle Rocker has rockered tips and tails are combined with positive camber under foot to charge with ease through uneven snow, while remaining stable yet responsive for switch skiing or when...