Here's what other sites are saying:
JP Auclair designed Armada's Declivity Ski to handle ski-mountaineering missions with steep and technical descents in variable conditions (think Chamonix) with finesse. It's not just a tool for the way up--all the elements are there to play on the way down. AR nose rocker gives a pronounced rocker in the nose providing easy turn initiation, while a stiffer tail and camber underfoot let you hold an edge when things get dicey. The hybrid tour light wood core lightens things up a bit, while the carbon fiber layup in the tip and tails add some liveliness to the ski without bringing too much weight into the equation. The Laminate matrix comes into play when you're arcing big turns, when you get out of the chute and into the apron, by adding stability and torsional rigidity, and top and bottom Titanal layers boost stability at high speeds. The I-clip tail accommodates your skin's tail clip so it stays in place on the way up.
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