Atomic Century 109 (2016)


Rating: 2.94 / 5
Price: $725.00
Year: 2016
Level: 2
Gender: Female
Waist Width: 109
Tip/Tail/Waist: 133-109-123
Lengths: 159,167,175

Stability at speed: 2.65 / 5
Hard snow performance: 1.93 / 5
Crud performance: 2.91 / 5
Flotation: 3.78 / 5
Forgiveness: 2.93 / 5
Overall: 2.94 / 5

A 109-mm waist width (one of the widest women's skis on the market) and rocker in both the tip and tail are designed to give the Century 109 (formerly Millennium) plenty of flotation in deep snow and a loose, easy-pivoting feel for enhanced maneuverability and speed control. It's the women's version of the Automatic 109: Same construction, different graphic. It's heavily rockered for deep-snow buoyancy and shock asorption in rough terrain, but camber underfoot (comprising about 65 percent of its total length) gives it a measure of hardpack carving power to get you back to the lift. A bit of strategically placed carbon reinforcement just fore and aft of the foot (Atomic's Sprocket Power Boosters) enhances responsiveness without adding excessive weight. It's part of Atomic's Women's Freeski series, which features two models, the Century 109 and Century 102. Both models are built on wood cores, and both feature Atomic's Step-Down Sidewall construction: full sidewalls underfoot for solidity and edge grip; lower sidewalls topped by cap construction tip and tail for softer flex and torsional rigidity and more forgiving performance.