Atomic Redster Doubledeck XT 12 (2017)


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Price: $1300.00
Year: 2017
Gender: Female
Waist Width: 65.5
Tip/Tail/Waist: 111-65.5-99
Lengths: 175, 182

The 2017 Atomic Redster Doubledeck is the ultimate recreational racer from Atomic, a damp, heavy, precise, edgy, deep-dish carving machine for the highest speeds and hardest snow. It features Atomic's signature Doubledeck construction, with its free-floating secondary carbon-rich flex- and vibration-control arm mounted with rubber bushings atop the topsheet, where it adds extra high-speed performance without impeding roundness of flex. It's sold with either a sturdy 12- or super-strong 16-DIN Atomic XT binding, with a $100 MSRP price difference between the two. The Redster collection includes three models of race-inspired carvers for hard-snow technicians who love speed and g forces. They're built for maximum heft, dampness, edge grip and high-speed stability-performance just shy of an actual FIS-legal race ski, with a bit of all-mountain versatility for recreational carvers. All are built on dense wood cores with metal reinforcement for high-speed calm and powerful sidewall constructions for optimal hard-snow edge grip. The top of the line Doubledeck 3.0 is traditionally cambered for maximum edge bite tip to tail; the XT models feature a tiny bit of tip rocker for slightly looser, featherable turn entries. All feature a sidecut radius that splits the difference between slalom and GS-ideal for the typical beer-league course set. Atomic, founded in 1955, is based in Altenmarkt im Pongau, Austria (near Salzburg), where the majority of its skis are made. Along with sister brands Salomon and ArcTeryx, it is a division of Amer Sports of Finland, which acquired it in 1994. Its U.S. headquarters are in Ogden, Utah. -J.C.