The manufacturer says this about the Armada The Ant Skis 2008:
Right about the time Anthony moved to the Pro Team he started laying off the urban rails and ledges. He spent more and more time jumping and ripping huge lines in the backcountry. He needed something that provided stability when straight-lining and hitting big natural features in the B.C. backcountry. Anthony came up with a 191 cm-long, wide-under foot, sidewall-constructed beast. The length, width and stiff flex provides unmatched stability at speed. His ANT carried him to big-mountain greatness and generated a following of hardcore mountaineers and critics alike.