So I saw this ad, including the reference to these things being "Ski Canada Rated", rushed in and bought a pair.
The first tip off that something was amiss was that the ski lengths available do not correspond to the ski lenghts for the Ti (for example, there is no 167 length available in these things, you have to go to 171, but there is no such thing as a Ti in 171). No worries, says the salesguy.
And it had the Ski Canada summary on the package.
I saw the "X" at the end of the model designation, but it didnt register.
Got home and searched Ski Canada -- there is no rating for the Ti-X, in fact, their listings for ALL Atomic skis shows no such model.
Went to the Atomic web site -- which was barely working -- I couldnt get there directly, had to go in through the parent co site. No such model is listed on their website. Tried contacting them through their web site to inquire -- it doesnt work. Tried sending them an email directly (twice), both times it got kicked back, I guess I could phone Austria .... if I spoke German.
Meanwhile -- if you check Sport Check's site again, not only have they pulled the listing from their Boxing Day flyer (the link you give doesnt work), but if you go to their main site and search even "Atomic Blackeye", you get nothing. Click on all their men's skis and there is no listing even for the Ti.
Here's what I think -- this is a Canadian Tire special (and you know who owns Sport Check right...) -- CT sells a winter tire called the "Goodyear Nordic". Goodyear may well make it, but they dont sell it through their dealers and they dont support it. It may look like a Goodyear tire -- says Goodyear on the sidewall, it's black and probably made of rubber, but it and a "real" Goodyear tire are something different.
My guess is this is the same thing here. Atomic may build these things but they are building them for Sport Check to flog.
My further guess is someone somewhere inside Sport Check realized that the Ski Canada rating thing was an error and they've pulled the skis to fix this. Good on whoever that was but I'm still stuck with these things.
I'm going to go to a different store tonight, play dumb, and see what's up. I'm also going to go to a "real" ski store which deals Atomic to see if they know anything.
Next week, unless I get a satisfactory answer, these puppies are headed back to the kennel.
At this point my advice is either avoid them or buy them (if you can still do so), but dont use them until this gets sorted.
Post anything else you find out; I'll do the same.