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Rating: / 5
Lengths: 150, 157, 164, 171
Stability at speed: 3.71 / 5
Hard snow performance: 3.61 / 5
Crud performance: 3.55 / 5
Forgiveness: 3.70 / 5
After years of trying to figure out what women want, the guys at Atomic had an inspiration: Hand over the drawing board. Smart move: This year’s Sugar Mama ranked near the top of the category. Lightweight with a powerful tail, it’s vivacious yet dependable. Torsion Flex Control panels (borrowed technology from the new men’s Nomad series) fore and aft give it a soft flex without sacrificing edge-grip. “Humvees with Porsche performance,” said Chappel.
Stronger skiers looking for true versatility.
Daydreamers. A stiff tail demands attention.