or Connect
EpicSki › The Barking Bear Forums › On the Snow (Skiing Forums) › Ski Gear Discussion › Atomic Nomad Smoke 2012
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Atomic Nomad Smoke 2012

post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 

I kind of leaped before I looked. Levelnine had these skis for 399.00. I am a new skier, I've only skied a few days and a couple of private lessons. I am 5'11 and 210 pounds. My local ski shop had these for 499.00 and when I saw them online for a hundred bucks cheaper I jumped on it. I know this ski is softer than the Ti version, I know that everything depends on your ability level, but do you think I will outgrow these quickly? Should I have just spent the money on a stiffer ski? I see myself mostly sticking to groomers, do you think I will be unhappy with the 77mm width?

Gear mentioned in this thread:

post #2 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by AlbanyCO View Post

I kind of leaped before I looked. Levelnine had these skis for 399.00. I am a new skier, I've only skied a few days and a couple of private lessons. I am 5'11 and 210 pounds. My local ski shop had these for 499.00 and when I saw them online for a hundred bucks cheaper I jumped on it. I know this ski is softer than the Ti version, I know that everything depends on your ability level, but do you think I will outgrow these quickly? Should I have just spent the money on a stiffer ski? I see myself mostly sticking to groomers, do you think I will be unhappy with the 77mm width?


I demo'd the Nomads two years ago when I had only skied a few days as a beginner and I liked them, although I had little relevant to compare against as they were the first 'modern' ski I had used.  I ended up buying Volkl AC20's and I only kept them one full season, because I now know much better what I want/need and how hard I am willing to push myself to ski more terrain and advance as quickly as possible.

 

As is oft said, I should have focused on boots and rented/demo'd skis.  Going in reverse makes it difficult to assess your abilities or the ski, and when you get it all figured out chances are good that you'll neither be in the boots nor skis you initially chose.

 

I look at the 'outgrowing' problem as a good one to have - it means you are progressing quickly.  Probably no good way to assess this yet unless you received some sound advice in your private lessons.

post #3 of 10
Thread Starter 
I do actually have good.boots. i went to a certified bootfitter who fixed me up with some fischer somatech viron 95's. Im glad you gave me a little feedback on the skis as there isint much out there that i found on the non ti smokes.
post #4 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by AlbanyCO View Post

I do actually have good.boots. i went to a certified bootfitter who fixed me up with some fischer somatech viron 95's. Im glad you gave me a little feedback on the skis as there isint much out there that i found on the non ti smokes.


I realize probably not too much help - the Nomads seemed 'light and easy" to me at the time, but I had all of about 4 days on skis and one lesson.  I certainly wouldn't have minded 'growing up' a bit on the Nomads and only didn't buy them because REI was out of the size I wanted at the end of the season (yes, that was a pretty limited perspective).

 

You have the size to outgrow them quickly enough, but that is probably true of any ski that really sits squarely in the intermediate class.

post #5 of 10

The Nomad Smoke is a great ski for the $$. It has some slight easy rise: Atomic calls it adaptive rocker. List price is $499.00 and everyone sells them for $399.00. Some shops may even have them for less as an in store advertised special.

 

I think 77 under foot is a perfect width for the edge angles you'll be achieving! You'll have some width for some float as the snow gets softer but you won't need real high edge angles to get them to grip on the hard stuff.

post #6 of 10
Thread Starter 
Thanks guys. Feeling better about the choice i made!
post #7 of 10

I love my Atomic Nomad Smoke 2012!  They are great skis when I just started sking a couple of years ago, and these skis have really helped me progress from a complete novice to advanced beginner.  

post #8 of 10
Does any one know if there is any change between the 2012 atomic nomad smoke (non ti) and the 2015 version of the atomic nomad smoke 2015 (non ti)?
post #9 of 10

I have skied on both the Smoke and the Smoke TI and I preferred the Smoke without the metal.  The regular smokes did chatter a little at high speeds but nothing that was unmanageable.  The TI's were more stable at high speed but they felt heavy and dead to me everywhere else.  I felt more feedback from the smoke and it felt livelier and more responsive when I wasn't going fast. 

 

I have a set of Blizzards Magnum 8.0 CA that have no metal but reinforced with carbon.  For me they have been the best of both worlds, they are very stable at high speeds and don't chatter, yet they are light and responsive.  I don't think they are making anymore, that's a shame it's a great ski.

post #10 of 10

lpass,

 

Thanks for your feedback.  I am curious about the difference, since I bought a 2015 set of Atomic Nomad Smoke Skis 178cm

 

I'll need to wait until next season to see how good they are for me, but I think they will work well for me.  I thought the $240 total price is good as well.

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Ski Gear Discussion

Gear mentioned in this thread:

EpicSki › The Barking Bear Forums › On the Snow (Skiing Forums) › Ski Gear Discussion › Atomic Nomad Smoke 2012