Ski: 2015-2016 Armada Invictus 95Ti
Stated Dimensions (mm): 133-95-123 (in 185cm length)
Stated Sidecut Radius: 20.5 meters (in 185cm length)
Available Lengths: 167, 176, 185cm
The 2014-2015 Armada Invictus is one of the most stable skis we’ve tested to date. It’s great for skiing hard through mixed, variable conditions, but has impressed us with its performance in fresh, deep snow, too.
Now, for the 2015-2016 season, Armada will offer a series of skis based on the Invictus.
The original, 108mm-underfoot Invictus is now called the the Invictus 108Ti, and is joined by three new models: the 95mm-underfoot Invictus 95Ti, the Invictus 89Ti, and the Invictus 95 (which is the same as the 95Ti, but has a slightly softer flex and no titanal in its core construction).
Like the Invictus 108Ti, the 95Ti has a stiff flex in both the tip and tail (though the shovel is slightly softer), and a good amount of tip rocker.
And as with the original Invictus, thanks to the pronounced tip rocker on the 95Ti, we expect it to do quite well in soft, fresh conditions for its width, but to still be a very capable ski in bumps, where the width and weight of the Invictus 108 Ti can make it feel fairly cumbersome.
The 95Ti also has a 20.5 meter sidecut radius, which suggests it could still be pretty exciting on groomers, while its performance in variable conditions could be quite solid compared to other skis in its class – if the original Invictus is any indication, that is.