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Atomic quality - strange story and request for information.

post #1 of 5
Thread Starter 

Hi,

 

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).

 

Thx

(we got this winter's first snow here today in Québec !!!)

post #2 of 5

Actually Atomic is the strongest ski brand at this time. Hawx boots would be the replacement for the M9

 

post #3 of 5

Atomics quality has gone down? i don't think so. My Bent Chetlers look almost new and have been used for 2 seasons

post #4 of 5
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Originally Posted by Pieter View Post

Hi,

 

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).

 

Thx

(we got this winter's first snow here today in Québec !!!)




Find a new ski shop. Yours isn't looking to sell you what you want or need. Just what they have.

post #5 of 5
Thread Starter 

Your answers confirm exactly my thoughts.

Another ski shop it will be (hopefully some other shop will take over selling Atomic gear).

 

Thx

 

Pieter

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