Rating: / 5
Stability at speed: 3.87 / 5
Hard snow performance: 3.73 / 5
Crud performance: 3.48 / 5
Forgiveness: 3.41 / 5
Testers have come to expect more from Atomic in this category, but less is better. The Blackeye has power, heft and stability, but it's less demanding-not to mention far less heavy-than recent Atomics. The Blackeye is similar to the Nomad Crimson Ti (AME Freeride), but in a narrower width and with no metal. Unflappable stability remains its greatest strength, but never at the expense of general ease. "Light, quick and still plenty stable," said Schoff.
Thrilling midsized arcs at speed
Town-league GS on hard snow