Hey I’m Thom. I just got off of the Armada Tracer 98. This is a 5 out of 5 star ski for me. This thing is just an amazing amount of fun. Huge rider band on this. Anywhere from a solid intermediate up through an expert level skier can hop on this and have a really good time. The thing initiates a turn super easy, gets up on an edge rails a carve, but has a lot of energy coming at the finish of a turn. So it’s an exciting ski on hardpack, but with the the tip and tail shape it smears and skids turns really well also. So powder, crud, trees, bumps, ti doesn’t matter. This ski is designed to charge the entire hill. And there is no place where it doesn’t feel at home. 5 out of 5.