2015/2016 Armada TSTw ski review. OnTheSnow tested this ski as part of its women’s All-Mountain Back Category.

“Makes off-piste, moguls and trees all one big playground,” says Pugliese of Armada’s TSTw. The widest part of the ski is found at the contact point (131 mm at 174 cm length) and the waist tapers down in each size run—at 165 cm, for example, the waist is 100 mm. Testers gave the TSTw its highest scores for float, lower for versatility and carving. “It’s hard to initiate turns on the hardpack with no grip,” says Abbe. “Less versatility means it floats well—it’s easy to smear and slash pow.” The freestyle-oriented TSTw has a soft-flexing tip with rocker, full sandwich construction and Armada’s Hybrid UltraLight Core, made of lightweight wood and fiberglass layered in a lattice pattern.