Had a strange experience today: I went to a local ski shop that has been the main Atomic dealer for the past years to look at some Atomic boots.
Arriving there they told me they stopped selling Atomic , because of quality issues and 'lack of R&D'.
They vaguely told me that Atomic had changed hands recently due to financial troubles, and since then quality got down...
But, they were very willing to sell me Nordica and/or Fischer boots.
As I mentionned, this happened at the shop that was really the biggest Atomic dealer of the region !?
As I found this a bit hard to believe, thought I check here with the guys that have some inside knowledge of the industry.
Any info would be welcome (am currently shopping to replace my M9 boots, would really like to try some other Atomics).
(we got this winter's first snow here today in Québec !!!)