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2011 Atomic Nomad Savage Ti Ski


Pros: Versatility, carving ability, crud bulldozer, surprisingly forgiving at speed

Cons: Strongly prefers speed, rather expensive MSRP

This is great one-ski-quiver. Skiers who don't have the option to catch first tracks on every powder day often end up skiing on chewed up crud and cold hardpack - the leftovers. This ski chews through the crud like a souped-up bulldozer, performs impressive GS turns on groomers, and displays great edge grip on icy stretches.


That said, I wouldn't call the carving snappy. The rebound out of turns isn't heart-thumping, but is adequate for a ski of this size. I would describe the carve as confident, but not playful - which is OK, because I've never felt so at home screaming down a chewed up groomer at the end of the day. If I want playful, I'll ski some dedicated carvers.  


But the Nomad Savage Ti is really at home in the crud. They simply will not waver, given a physically strong skier who knows how to slice. The width (93mm I believe), provides just enough floatation over cut up terrain to keep the skier from getting hung up, but not so much float that the ski wants to ride up and over and every pillow of fluff. This is a great compromise between blasting through and riding over the crud. For the nastier breeds of crud, the ski is stiff and burly enough to hold steady and make the ride enjoyable (or at least tolerable). As with most stiff and powerful skis, it really prefers to go fast for good performance. Once up to speed, it's a rock-solid ride. The Nomad Savage Ti is rather expensive, but you get what you pay for.

2011 Atomic Nomad Savage Ti Ski

The titanium-reinforced Savage Ti is the ideal all-mountain ski – a 93 mm waist width provides extra float in variable conditions, while the Step Down Sidewall Woodcore Ti construction delivers powerful performance and a smooth ride. Thanks to the Adaptive Camber profile, the Savage Ti boasts easy and uncomplicated handling when the skis are flat based on the slope. At the same time it delivers the entire effective edge length when set on edge, providing optimum edge grip.

Lengths168, 177, 186
Turn Radius17m @ 168cm.; 18m @177cm.; 19m @ 186cm.
ConstructionStepdown sidewall, 2-layer Ti
Core MaterialTip to tail woodcore
Binding SystemXTO 12 Sport
Binding IncludedYes
Recommended UseAll-mountain
Sidecut132/93/118 (168); 134/93/120.1 (177); 136/93/122 (186)
Recommended LevelAdvanced
Model Year2011
Binding Type
Recommended Binding
Recommended use
Model Name/TypeMPNEAN/UPC
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