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Comparing Dynastar Sultan 80 and Atomic Nomad Blackeye

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I picked up a set a 172 Dynastar Sultan 80's a month or so ago and have used them about 10 times.  Once I got past the initial shock of how modern shaped skis handle, I have

really had a blast on them. 

 

My buddy has a pair of 181 Atomic Blackeye TI's that he would like to part with.  He is planning on putting them on ebay but offered them to me first.  I would love to demo them but all of our local hills are closed for the season. 

 

I am assuming the Atomics are stiffer and probably less 'playful'.  Has anyone compared these skis?

 

I am 6'0 and 175. 

 

 

 

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Hi Lansford,

I had a chance to take a 174 and a 181 of the Nomad Blackeye Ti out of the shop's demo fleet early in the season.  I weigh around 170 and am 5'8".

 

I found the 174 to be a versatile in the point that I could mix up my turn shapes very well.  Its grip on hard snow was really good.  When going down some steep trails, subtle pressure on the tips got the ski to turn.  The tail released rather easily.

 

The 181 was a different animal altogether.  It felt like I was riding a high speed cruiser.  When I let the skis run like my race skis, they held very well.  The ski responded best to medium to longer turns.  This length is too long for me to have clean tight carved turns.

 

If you are looking for a cruiser length for big Western slopes, a Blackeye Ti could be for you.  With you taller than I am, you may be able to use your height to leverage the ski more than I can.

 

I hope that this helps.

 

Dennis

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