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Atomic Nomad Crimson (2008)

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Rating: / 5
Price: $1250.00
Year: 2008
Level: 3
Gender: Male
Waist Width:
Tip/Tail/Waist: 128/86/114
Lengths: 155, 162, 169, 176, 183

Stability at speed: 3.20 / 5
Hard snow performance: 3.18 / 5
Crud performance: 3.44 / 5
Forgiveness: 3.57 / 5

Atomic is right on track with the fun, capable Nomad line. Testers praised the new Crimson for a lighter, more playful approach to big-mountain powder skiing. The edge-grip and stability are still there, but this ski really knows how to enjoy life in powder, with a quickness that made it one of the darlings of the category. “They no longer punish the less-aggressive skier,” said Sabanosh. “Light, nimble and capable in a variety of terrain.”

Best For

Tight trees, junky steeps and narrow chutes.

Not For

GS speed in powder or crud.