Tracer 108/ Trace 108
$825 D: 134-108-126mm R: 19m
For the Tracer 108, and the women’s version, the Trace, Armada chose a Hybrid Ultra-lite Core, which blends a combination of lightweight woods and hardwood laminates underfoot. This kind of construction keeps the ski agile, without sacrificing its power. In addition to the profile of the Tracer, the directional layering of fiberglass makes for a sweet flex pattern and torsional rigidity for that great edge hold. At first I thought the ski was going to be a bit pivoty, but after a couple turns I found it to be a flat-out hard-charging slayer.