Gear

Atomic Vantage 97 C W

2019 Women's All-Mountain Wide Ski

Overall Rating: 3.85


Specs

Tip / Waist / Tail (mm)

130-97-119

Lengths (cm)

156, 164, 172

Radius (m)

17

Flotation

3.56 / 5

Quickness / Maneuverability

3.94 / 5

Playfulness

3.94 / 5

Forgiveness

3.72 / 5

Hard Snow Performance

3.78 / 5

Crud Performance

3.78 / 5

Balance of Skills

3.83 / 5

Gender

Female


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The new Vantage 97 C W has the same featherweight Prolite core as the award-winning 90, but the fluff-loving 97 has Carbon Tank Mesh instead of titanium, so it makes sense that it felt more forgiving and versatile than its narrower sister. Most testers loved its snap and energy—the minority worried it was too light to be trustworthy. The general consensus, though, was that it’s smooth and solid enough to feel comfortable but has enough bite to keep things exciting. 

Strength: Hard-Snow Integrity

Weakness: Crud Performance 

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