Ideal Target Skier: Young Ripper: Anywhere from pre-teen to the full 18 years, these skiers are pushing the limits of skiing in speed, style, tricks, and steez, and are often better skiers than their parents.
Composite Core: This ski features a composite core, which has a softer flex and is lighter weight than wood cores. Junior, entry level, and sometimes even women's models have this type of core to make skiing more enjoyable, and less work.
Step Down Sidewall Construction: This ski features Cap construction at the tip and tail for added durability and to reduce topsheet chipping, and has Sandwich construction underfoot for greater edge hold and power through the turns. Its the best of both worlds, a stiff rigid ski where it needs to be, and a soft and turnable ski where it doesn't.
Atomic's Pop Rocker 5: These skis have a unique camber that allows the tips to float easily while still offering stability and edge hold on harder surfaces.
Twin tip skis: are where its at these days. Their versatility allows you to ski powder in the morning, bumps at midday, and session the park in the afternoon. The turned up tail is also optimal for skiing backwards (switch), but for most people, it just looks cool.
Junior Ski Comparisons: <--Click for help in deciding between this and some of our other junior skis.