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Atomic Vantage 95 C (2018)

2018 All Mountain Ski

Brand: Atomic

Model: Vantage 95 C

Overall Score: 4.05 / 5



Specs

Tip / Waist / Tail (mm)

131-95-117

Lengths (cm)

154, 162, 170

Radius (m)

15.8

Waist Width (mm)

90-105

Gender

Female

Level

Advanced

Symmetrical

Yes

It’s no surprise that testers felt the 95 C was easy and fun: All carbon, no metal makes for an energetic and playful ride. (The narrower, knifier 90 CTi has a Titanal “backbone.”) Also no surprise were its medal-winning scores: Every ski Atomic entered in the test earned one. Ever on the quest for lightness and power, Atomic’s secret here is Carbon Tank Mesh, a layer of material that adds torsional stiffness without weight, and Firewall, extra-thick sidewalls that dampen vibration and add grip. The 95 is on the nimble side of the spectrum, and its huge sweet spot will suit a variety of skill levels. “Charge or chill, you’ll cherish your turns on this ski,” Barnes said.

Strengths: Forgiveness, Overall Impression