Rating: / 5
Stability at speed: 3.87 / 5
Hard snow performance: 3.61 / 5
Crud performance: 3.54 / 5
Forgiveness: 3.52 / 5
Skis like Atomic's Cloud series-built for women from the ground up-are the wave of the future. The 9 nailed every criterion, topping the category in Rebound Energy, Balance of Skills and Overall Impression. Testers loved it best on edge in precise slalom turns. A layered construction varies the flex: soft tip and tail for easy turn-initiation and exit, stiff underfoot for edge-bite on boilerplate. "I felt like Stein," said Thys. "Smooth, calm, refined."
Superb energy and maneuverability