Atomic Theory Skis

Nov 1, 2011
Outside Magazine
Atomic Theory

Atomic Theory Skis    Photo: Courtesy of Atomic

THE SELL: A true twin tip that adapts to the terrain, making it an ideal 50 percent groomer, 50 percent soft-snow ski. THE TEST: We were lucky enough to score nearly perfect all-mountain testing conditions—soft corduroy, chalky glades, a little bit of leftover pow, and even some firm snow on the Snowbird racecourse. It’s telling that the Theory won the all--mountain category, because at a beefy 95 millimeters underfoot, it represents the new normal for do-it-all skis. Subtle rocker is also the new norm—just enough to stave off tip dive while keeping the ski loose. THE VERDICT: Enough versatility, quickness, and edge hold to ski the entire mountain. 132/95/121

Overall: 4.5
Carving: 4
Float: 4

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