Atomic Coax (2010)

Category: Men's Powder Super Wide; Category ranking: No. 6; Average score: 3.39; Balance of skills: 3.37; Best for: Attacking technical lines in deep snow; Not for: New-school, surfy-smeary powder technique
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Category: Men's Powder Super Wide; Category ranking: No. 6; Average score: 3.39; Balance of skills: 3.37; Best for: Attacking technical lines in deep snow; Not for: New-school, surfy-smeary powder technique
atomic coax thumb 2010

Rating: / 5
Price: $879.00
Year: 2010
Level: 3
Gender: Male
Waist Width:
Tip/Tail/Waist: 137/105/128
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Stability at speed: 3.48 / 5
Hard snow performance: 3.35 / 5
Crud performance: 3.35 / 5
Forgiveness: 3.73 / 5

Atomic makes a huge rockered ski, the Atlas (125 mm), but figured the more versatile Coax would be a better bet for the test. Good call. It’s hard to imagine wanting anything wider, even in the 14 inches of Snowbird powder we enjoyed. The Coax is a wood-core construction with relaxed sidewalls (think half cap, half vertical). And while it wasn’t as popular as the Snoop (see Powder: Wide), testers loved its enthusiasm. “Great in tight trees, floats well; cuts crud with minimal effort,” said Larsen.