Armada Locator 88 Ski 2023

Armada's Locator series skis are their first backcountry touring specific skis, a new direction for Armada, who made their reputation with backcountry freestyle and freeride skis.
Armada call these skis backcountry freeride skis, touring skis built with the emphasis on downhill performance in the enormous range of conditions found in the backcountry with float, stability and versatility at weights that won’t sap the energy needed to charge the descents.

The narrowest model in the Locator series, the Locator 88 has a very useful 117-88-110 mm shape and weighs only 2.45 kg a pair (172 cm).
A high performance "Efficient" category touring ski that's light enough for effortless skinning yet wide enough to cope with most backcountry snow conditions.
The Locator 88 has a slightly longer turning radius than many touring skis, so demands slightly more effort in tight terrain, but in open terrain the more "freeride" shape means these skis are more stable at speed.

Armada have done a very good job in keeping the weight of the Locators to a minimum, thanks to the Caruba wood core and cabon laminates. Caruba is light and offers a snappy flex, and also has the advantage of being very fast growing  - up to 5x faster than poplar.
45° X-Ply carbon laminate provides torsional rigidity and lightweight strength while a Titanal central reinforcement ensures a reliable binding mount, however hard you ski.
Built for serious speeds in the backcountry, to maximize stability in all conditions Armada given the Locators "low and slow" rocker lines both tip and tail, the longer effective contact length providing excellent stability at speed. 

A very interesting "Efficient" category touring ski that excels both uphill and downhill, the Locator 88 is a great choice for experienced tourers wanting a lightweight backcountry ski for travelling fast and far.
With the Locator 88 you can set your FKTs going uphill, confident that you'll be rewarded with powerful downhill performance.

Armada Locator 88 Ski Features:

Caruba wood core for lightweight and a snappy flex. Caruba also has the advantage of being fast growing and more sustainable than poplar.
Rocker / Camber
Low camber giving grip in hard conditions  with a playful feel in softer snow. Short and low rocker length at the tip and tail for stability in all backcountry conditions.
45° X-Ply carbon laminate provides torsional rigidity and lightweight strength. Titanal central reinforcement gives reliable binding mount.
AR75 Sidewall reduces weight at the extremities with maximum grip underfoot.
1.7 Lightweight Edge
Heat-treated 1.7 mm edges are light and strong.
Comp Series Base
Sintered UHMW polyethylene with added carbon increases wax absorption for speed and durability.
Ti Binding Dampener
A rubber/titanal/rubber laminate under the bindings dampens shocks and vibrations 
AR Bat Tail Self Center Tail Clip
The surf inspired tail shape allows skin clips to self center, making it impossible for a skin to slip off.

Model: Armada Locator 88 Ski 2023

Lengths: 162-172-182 cm
Sidecut / Radius:
162 cm: 115-88-108 / 19.5 cm
172 cm: 117-88-109 mm / 20.5 m
182 cm: 118-88-110 mm / 21.5 m
Weight / pair:
162 cm: 2.25 kg
172 cm: 2.45 kg
182 cm: 2.70 kg

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