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Rating: / 5
Lengths: 148, 155, 162, 169, 178
Stability at speed: 3.49 / 5
Hard snow performance: 3.42 / 5
Crud performance: 3.38 / 5
Forgiveness: 3.03 / 5
Another winner for the Nomad collection, another story of surprising power without a lot of weight. With its 72-mm waist, the Coolgrey is the Eastern/hard-snow Nomad. Atomics traditionally succeed on hard snow, but test cards were sprinkled with words like “ease” and “fun.” It’s offered as a system, with Atomic’s 4tix binding. “It does many things well,” said Schoff. “And you don’t need to be a weight lifter.” Best For Carve addicts looking for an undemanding ride.
Carve addicts looking for an undemanding ride.
Heavy skiers, who’ll want burlier bindings.