Round 3 – Park Selection, Pick 3I figure a park ski is going to get the ever-lovin’ crap kicked out of it, so why buy one that costs as much as a race ski? While the El Rey won’t nuke through chop like a race board, it will do just about anything else you want, without complaint. It’s light and poppy, but the on-snow performance is on par with much more expensive all-mountain skis. And, unlike many twins on the market, Armada has sorted out the taper so the tail doesn’t hook up or drag when your skiing fakie, switch or whatever you want to call it when you’re skiing backward. When I got on this ski, my first thought was that most skiers would probably have more fun on the El Rey than whatever they’re skiing on—not what you expect from a price-point park-style twin.
Other Draft Picks By Hans Ludwig