Atomic Automatic Skis 2013 Sneak Peek
Atomic Automatic Skis 2013
Atomic has made a strong surge in the freeskiing community over the past few years with the additions of all star cast of athletes and new models that blend rocker and camber giving uses the best of both worlds. The Bent Chetler has become the staple ski for not only Chris Benchetler but also Tim Durtschi, Sage Cattabriga-Alosa and Dana Flahr. But Sage and Dana’s skiing styles are a bit more directional than that Chris and Tim so the need for another ski was in order. One that was wider in the tip and waist for charging deep snow but narrower in the tail for quickness, a stiffer ski to provide stability skiing bigger lines at higher speeds. The Automatic will come in at $749; feature 3 sizes for a range of riders a 179, 186 and 193. After skiing it you will be surprised how maneuverable the ski can be even at these lengths I’m 5’9, 145lbs and would ski the 186. Stiffening of the ski is done through what Atomic calls Titanium Sprocket Power Boosters, a feature they used from their Snowboard engineering days. Essentially these thin layers of metal that are sunken into the milled core to sit flush and start at the toe and heel of the binding and run towards the tip and tail given it a smooth and stable ride. The camber also runs longer through the tail leaving only about half the rocker as found in the tip giving the skier peace of mind their tails won’t wash out if that untracked face ends up resembling windblown crust rather than thigh deep powder. If you like the Bent Chetler but want something a little more burly and less freestyle Atomic, Sage and Dana now have the perfect ski for you.
If you absolutely can’t wait for these, we know you are out there; you can enter to win a pair in this TGR and Atomic’s contest