Atomic Crimson Ti (2009)

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Atomic Crimson TI

Rating: / 5
Price: $1299.00
Year: 2009
Level: 3
Gender: Male
Waist Width:
Tip/Tail/Waist: 128/86/114
Lengths:

Stability at speed: 3.90 / 5
Hard snow performance: 4.13 / 5
Crud performance: 3.35 / 5
Forgiveness: 3.43 / 5

The Crimson was already a tester favorite. Here's a version with metal added, which only makes it more popular. Predictably, Titanal gives it heft and power. But Atomic doesn't let it get too heavy: Cutaway sections at tip and tail soften the notoriously strong Beta core construction, so it's manageable without any loss of edge-hold. Nothing beats its calm at high speeds or measured responsiveness. "Dynamic between turns on soft snow or hard," said Morgan.

Best For

High speeds and turns of any shape

Not For

Exclusively soft-snow applications

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No. 1 in Stability at Speed, No. 2 in Hard-Snow Grip…. Yeah, it’s an Atomic. And a No. 2 Overall Impression ranking shows that testers were more than willing to overlook the tradeoffs in forgiveness and quickness. The Crimson­—traditionally cambered, metal- reinforced and a perennial tester favorite—loves to go fast, and doesn’t seem to care what the snow conditions are like. That big tip hooks up with ease, and thrilling rebound propels you from one turn to the next. It’s not for sissies, though. “Rewards those willing to set an edge an stand on it,” said Casey.