A member suggested I post my review of the Armada TST here. It's also posted on the Gear Review link.
Was able to buy a pair of the 183cm TSTs near the end of last season. I'm 6'0" 180 lbs and an Armada fan so I couldn't resist and I was not disappointed. These skis are super fun in all conditions. With the nice front rocker in powder they float well for a ski just over 100cm under foot. Just keep your weight over the skis, put them together, and you'll have a blast. They pivot really well and are very fun in the trees or in tight chutes. The long camber that goes nearly to the back-end of the ski, makes them grip well in hard-pack or on groomed. They have a nice GS turning radius, but can make quick turns with no problem. They handle moguls well so if you want to spend time in the bumps - go ahead. The TST is very good in steep terrain including tight chutes, big open bowls, or steep trees.
I also own the 185cm JJs and the 185cm ARV. The TST is similar to the JJ in the way it pivots, and how light it is, but beats the JJ in more packed conditions, carving, and speed. Skied Copper Mt., Breckenridge, Keystone, Wolfcreek CO, and Pajarito, NM in pretty much all conditions, including deep powder, and even some ice (which I don't like, but the TSTs handled it well).
Top-sheet graphics are cool, even with the pink. Mounted the Solomon STH binding (flat/low binding is going to work best for these) at the recommended placement and I suggest sticking with this location. Definitely don't mount forward; with the rocker tip there isn't much ski in front of you.
They also come in a 192 length that is probably awesome, but I haven't tried them.
There are lot of great skis out there and these will doubtless be copied just like the JP vs Julien (JJ) has been by several of the big manufacturers. I haven't skied on the clones, but if you believe what you read in SKI or SKIING Magazine (and I don't), the skis by the major manufacturers (often designs based on innovations by smaller companies) are awesome. Funny how the skis reviewed by these magazines are same as those buying advertising space on practically every page...
Edited by JLTSKI - 9/12/11 at 3:13pm