Don't call the Atomic Blog Ski fat; it has girth but it's so agile and turns so precisely that 'fat' is just insulting. It has a 110-millimeter waist, which is ample, and a rockered tip and tail, which float like a dream in the deep. But it also has traditional camber underfoot and stepdown sidewall construction for powerful edgehold and precision. You can put this ski on edge on hardpack or sketchy chute entries, then fly down the open, untracked bowl like it's no big thing.
|Actual Turn Radius @ Specified Length:||19m (@185cm)|
|Binding Weight Range:||N/A|
|Construction:||Step Down Sidewall, Woodcore,|
|Intended Use:||Powder - All Mountain|
|Powder Rocker:||for freeskiers who want perfect lift in powder while still desiring stability on hard snow|
|Radius:||17m @ 169|
|Radius by Length:||19m @185cm|
|Sidecut:||130/110/122cm @ 169|
|Sidewalls:||Stepdown Sidewall (Sidewall under foot ,cap tip & tail)|
|Ski Gear Intended Use:||All Mountain|
|Special Features:||Step Down Sidewall|
|Tip/Waist/Tail Widths:||132/110/124 (@177cm)|
|Type:||All-Mountain Wide Skis (91-110)|
|What Binding is Included?:||N/A|
Yep, I've put this ski through all conditions and it gives back every time. Fun in pow, not timid in junk and crud and has a backbone on hard packed. This ski is light and playful off the groomers (it is also a slightly softer ski)but is torsionally strong and has no problem holding an edge while cutting it loose on the hardpacked. Even with it slightly wider underfoot, the combination of underfoot camber, sidecut and flex lets you feel the edge through the whole turn. Sweet ski and great bang for the buck!
This the most underrated versatile big mt ski out there. A ture all mountain ski. If i could only take one ski ,(185) this one does it all. I also own the Bent Chetler 183, and the atomic access(181) for a ture have it all quiver. Powder Burro ,
I am using these as my touring ski right now. They would have been cool 5 years ago, but they are just kind of... lame.
Don't get me wrong.. they are very easy to ski. If this is going to be your first powder ski, you will probably love them. If you weigh under 150lbs you will probably love them. If you don't ski very fast, you will probably love them. If you will only be using them to jump on, you might like them. If you are only ever going to use them in deep powder..I guess they'd be fun, but you should get a fatter ski if that is the case.
They aren't very stiff (they are quite soft) and they have a very short sidecut. They are fun to jump on. They actually kind of feel like a fat park ski. Hitting backcountry jumps on them is actually very fun. Also, they turn well on groomers.
The powder rocker really ads a lot of float in powder, but they get deflected easily and want to flop around. The tip is especially floppy and soft.
Atomic should make these 25% stiffer, and add a bit of taper to the tip. Then they would get 5 stars! Right now, they could use some big improvements.