These skis are exactly what I wanted them to be: nimble on the up, fun and forgiving on the down. I'm not the most experienced skier and my goal is to have long, enjoyable days in the mountains. My previous skis are longer and skinnier with a more traditional racing shape. They got the job done and were speedy and capable, but I really had to work my legs off on the downhill. The Atomics make skiing downhill feel easy. I'm comfortably linking turns on terrain I wouldn't have touched a year ago. I think th...
My first impressions of the binding are pretty positive. Installing the non-adjustable binding was easier than I expected. I did have to draw up a CAD template and make a feeler gauge, (out of carbon fiber for speed!), for the gap. On the hill, operation was simple and straightforward. The toes are noticeably smooth and snappy. I prefer the feel of these to my Speed toes. The heel-flat mode is crucial for my uses and worked as expected. Rotating the heel is more fiddly than other bindings just because it'...