Armada's patent pending Elf Shoe Tech - it's not just for fat skis anymore! The very ideas behind the design that makes the ARG and the JJ so versatile have been brought to their logical conclusion in the new Alpha 1. This is the first park ski that incorporates the extended tip and tail profile of our powder skis, which does two things. First, it dramatically enhances the ski's ability to butter jumps and press rails and boxes. Second, it allows a hardcore park ski to perform better in softer snow than ever before. In ski design terms, the era of reversed camber, variable sidecut skis was in its infancy.