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By Silas Damkjaer

Armada Edollo review

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If you saw these skis in the park, your first impression might be their unusually large yet old design, but any seasoned park skier will know looks aren't everything when it comes to the Edollo ski.

When you hear about the Edollo’s connection to Henrik Harlaut, it's easier to understand its notorious reputation in the park, designed in collaboration with arguably the BEST freestyle skier ever. With its short rocker tips and wide base, the Edollo offers the biggest possible landing surface, only smaller than freeride skis. This enormous surface will help you keep stable at high speeds and tall heights, making any landing easier to stomp.

Famous for his butter tricks, Harlaut has made sure this ski compliments his style. The flex pattern will provide you with a slight softer nose than tail, helping you bend the ski under pressure, while maintaining good stiffness in landings to prevent washing out in the landing. This not only makes it an incredibly good ski for big air, but it also lets you rip it on slopes without sacrificing too much stability as most park skis do. It's even wide enough to manage powder and would not be a bad choice for a backcountry freestyle ski, although not the best either.

One might be interested hearing about this ski when first getting into park, but it's not an easy ski to learn how to ride. With a 98mm underfoot it's hard to find a wider park ski, making it quite difficult to manoeuver and steer. The wide tips and tails are prone to catch and might bring you out of balance if you arent fast enough to fix it. With a weight of 1900g per ski it's also quite heavy, making it harder to spin on rails and even jumps, however, it makes up for this by making those spins more fun by pulling you around to the landing.

This is meant for the more experienced park rider, one who knows their foot placement and has experience under their belt, one who knows their spins and is comfortable in their grabs. It is my opinion that a novice park skier will not be able to fully experience all that the Edollo has to offer and is better off with a lighter and narrower ski to learn on first.

Although the Edollo is not the best in any category of park ski, it's the best all-rounder for an experienced rider ready to step up their game and show off their skills in the park and on the mountain, while still being durable and looking good. i recommend a -1 mount for this ski due to its softer nose and directional design.