Atomic Heaven 'N Hell (2010) - Ski Mag

Atomic Heaven 'N Hell (2010)

Category: Women's Powder Super Wide; Category ranking: No. 3; Average score: 3.73; Balance of skills: 3.64; Best for: AT bindings: It’s super lightweight. Not for: Overhead blower days: It’s the least floaty.
Author:
Publish date:
atomic heaven 'n hell thumb 2010

Rating: / 5
Price: $749.00
Year: 2010
Level: 3
Gender: Female
Waist Width:
Tip/Tail/Waist: 123/99/115
Lengths:

Stability at speed: 3.80 / 5
Hard snow performance: 3.40 / 5
Crud performance: 3.98 / 5
Forgiveness: 3.82 / 5

Heaven, because of the way it made 12 inches feel bottomless, and Hell because, well, it’s wicked fun. The category’s narrowest and most agile ski skimmed through fluff and bounced through tight trees. It’s a rockered ski, but, remarkably, it earned the category-high score for hard-snow versatility, thanks to a flat tail that powers turns on groomed. A powder ski without the snobbery, this ski will perform wherever you want to go. “It’s comfortable,” said Stokes. “You don’t have to overthink it.”

Related

atomic cloud 9 thumb 2010

Atomic Cloud 9 (2010)

Category: Women's Cruiser; Category ranking: No. 2; Average score: 3.55; Balance of skills: 3.83; Best for: Holding an edge at speed; Not for: The sidelines. This ski likes action.

atomic elysian thumb 2010

Atomic Elysian (2010)

Category: Women's Powder Wide; Category ranking: No. 2; Average score: 3.80; Balance of skills: 3.92; Best for: A quick and spirited ride; Not for: Bottomless pow, where liveliness is muffled

atomic coax thumb 2010

Atomic Coax (2010)

Category: Men's Powder Super Wide; Category ranking: No. 6; Average score: 3.39; Balance of skills: 3.37; Best for: Attacking technical lines in deep snow; Not for: New-school, surfy-smeary powder technique

atomic snoop thumb 2010

Atomic Snoop (2010)

Category ranking: No. 1 (tie) Average score: 3.78 Balance of skills: 3.96 Best for: Athletic skiers who can handle the rebound Not for: Lightweights or the overly cautious

atomic smoke thumb 2010

Atomic Smoke (2010)

Category: Men's Intermediate; Category ranking: No. 3 (tie); Average score 3.28; Balance of skills: 3.26; Best for: Getting comfortable arcing at higher speeds; Not for: Learning to link quick turns on steeps

atomic savage thumb 2010

Atomic Savage TI (2010)

Category ranking: No. 3 Average score: 3.32 Balance of skills: 3.19 Best for: Smoothing out soft chop at GS speeds Not for: Bumps, or any kind of technical hard-snow line

Atomic Women's D2 VF 75 thumb 2010

Atomic Women's D2 VF 75 (2010)

Category: Women's Speed; Category ranking: No. 2 (tie); Average score: 3.78; Balance of skills: 3.54; Best for: East Coasters: unsurpassed edge-grip; Not for: A laid-back ride

atomic cloud 7 thumb 2010

Atomic Cloud 7 (2010)

Category: Women's Intermediate; Category ranking: No. 1; Average score: 4.03; Balance of skills: 3.81; Best for: Athletic learners who want room to grow; Not for: The contented. This ski will make you better.