Atomic has an extensive history winning ski races. But even if you don't race, the technology and quality of these skis trickles down to the consumer level, giving you some of the best skis in the world.
Atomic started producing skis in 1955. Since then, Atomic has put as much effort into beginners having a blast on their skis as shaving milliseconds off a professional racers' time. This means that the average skier gets a lot of attention put into their gear, as compared to other companies that just push out skis to fill the void around competition level skis.
Last we checked, all Atomic carving skis have a 1 degree base bevel and a 3 degree side bevel. If this doesn’t make sense to you, don’t worry about it too much. It’s really just some technical ski jargon that you’ll never have to know the details of. Just know that these are race level measurements that help your skis glide quicker, and hold an edge on hard pack even better. These are traits that you look for in a racing ski, and that Atomic has decided would be useful for skiers of all skill types.
This includes kids skis too. A lot of people might be under the impression that kids skis should be pretty minimal, so as to not complicate the learning process. The truth is, kids skis should have the same essential characteristics as their adult counterparts, and just be shorter and softer. I’ll cut to the chase. The Atomic kids skis are amazing for learning thanks to their durable construction, lightweight, and nimble shape. These skis are fast and hold an edge really well for a set of kids’ skis. If this sounds like what you need, check out our latest batch of Atomic Children's Vantage Skis
, and we’ve got a killer deal on a great Atomic Rascal II Ski
Tearin' it Up on Some Clouds!
Atomic also makes great female skis that are sure to meet the standards of even the most demanding skier. Typically, female specific skis are lighter, shorter, and a little softer in the flex. Atomic understands this, but doesn’t take it as an opportunity to skimp out on quality. The Atomic Cloud 6
is a great example of quality ski built specifically for women. It features Active Camber, Women’s Flex Zones, and additional heel lift. These are all techniques that Atomic has woven together to create an incredible ski for beginning females, all the way through progressing intermediates.
Chances are, if you haven’t found yourself at home in any of these categories yet, then you’re a powder hound. Don’t worry, Atomic hasn’t overlooked you. Over the past few years, Atomic has really stepped up their game in the world of twin tip skis. For proof, look no further than the latest 2014 Atomic Bent Chetler
Gettin' Some Pow with Bent Chetlers
The Bent Chetler is a powder-centric, giant rocker ski. It features rocker in the tip and tail, and boasts a 123mm waist. In terms of available lengths, you’ve got two choices: 183 cm or 192 cm. Sounds a little different than a race ski, huh? But it has one thing in common. It can still carve just as well as it’s thinner counterparts, thanks to Atomic’s Hybrid Sidecut. Combined with the extreme rocker on these skis, the Bent Chetler’s are surprisingly agile on the groomers.
By now it should be painfully clear that Atomic has an arsenal of technologies and resources that it utilizes to create some of the world’s best skis. So what are you still hanging around this learn page for? Go check out some Atomic Skis!