Armada Locator 96 Skis - 2022/2023

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Providing tenacious edge hold and dependable stability while maintaining enough float to surf creamy pow and perfect corn, the Armada Locator 96 skis are ready to take on big descents.


  • Progressive shape and blended rocker lines make the Locator 96 a versatile, confident performer in a variety of conditions, from hero snow to refrozen sastrugi
  • 96 mm waists quickly get up on edge and bite hard on even the iciest sidehills
  • Weight is low enough for the biggest objectives on your tick list
  • Forebody rocker and extra tip taper combine to create EST Freeride rocker for optimal float in the soft stuff
  • Positive camber underfoot with no tail rocker ensures the skis stay firm when carving is the priority
  • Caruba wood cores are light for going up hills but retain the power and dampness required for descending the gnarliest terrain
  • Light and strong, the heat-treated 1.7 Lightweight edges affect the feel of the skis minimally to ensure a snappy, lightweight feel
  • Comp-series bases feature sintered UHMW polyethylene with added carbon to boost speed and durability in all snow conditions
  • Below the binding area, a sandwich of rubber, Titanal® and more rubber work together to damp vibration that otherwise chatters into your boots
  • Full-length carbon stringers add pop and stiffness without adding weight
  • AR 75 sidewall construction features full ABS sidewalls from the forebody to the aft, with cap construction in the tips and tails to reduce weight
  • AR Bat Tails have a self-centering tail-clip design


If you have questions regarding ski sizing, please visit a sales specialist at your local REI or contact us at 1-800-426-4840.
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Technical Specs

Best Use

Backcountry Skiing

Ski Terrain


Tip Width

157 CM: 124 millimeters

164 CM: 125 millimeters

171 CM: 126 millimeters

178 CM: 127 millimeters

185 CM: 128 millimeters

Waist Width

96 millimeters

Tail Width

157 CM: 114 millimeters

164 CM: 115 millimeters

171 CM: 116 millimeters

178 CM: 117 millimeters

185 CM: 118 millimeters

Sidecut Radius

157 CM: 18 meters

164 CM: 19 meters

171 CM: 20 meters

178 CM: 21 meters

185 CM: 22 meters

Ski Camber

Tip Rocker

Tail Type

Partial Twin


Ultralight caruba wood

Bindings Included


Boot Sole Compatibility

Bindings Not Included



Weight (Pair)

157 CM: 5 lbs. 6.4 oz.

164 CM: 5 lbs. 11.2 oz.

171 CM: 6 lbs.

178 CM: 6 lbs. 4.8 oz.

185 CM: 6 lbs. 9.6 oz.

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