Rating: / 5
Lengths: 150, 157, 164, 171, 178
Stability at speed: 4.17 / 5
Hard snow performance: 3.70 / 5
Crud performance: 3.58 / 5
Forgiveness: 3.10 / 5
Testers happily welcomed Atomic’s new Nomads, a free-spirited collection of all-mountain skis. The Black Eye will be the most useful Atomic for a broad range of experts. It’s damp and powerful, but never lifeless or unruly. It loves high-speed arcing, but put up impressive scores for Rebound Energy. Also cool: You can buy any Nomad flat ($925 for the Black Eye). "A more maneuverable Atomic than recent vintages," said Hogen.
Experts in search of true versatility.
Bump-skiing, the only skill it lacks.