Armada Skis, a groundbreaker in the new-school ski category, has launched its brand into the pole business for 2005/06. The company is offering a line of five different ski pole models, each including an interchangeable twist lock basket system, along with an all-mountain and a powder basket. As well, the new pole line includes a patent-pending Armada MX Style Grip System, with a cam-locking system similar to that used on quick-release bicycle seats. The poles are made with 7075 aluminum with carbide tips and are sold in a single size, ready to be cut down if necessary.