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Atomic nomads - 2012/2013

post #1 of 5
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Hi

I'm looking at buying my first pair of all mountain skis this xmas and settled on a pair of atomic nomads. I initially was going for the blackeye Ti 2013, then i came across the crimson Ti 2012 model from last season at a cheaper price.

 

Is there any difference at all in the nomads from last season apart from the graphics? The 2013 crimson Ti are out of my budget range, but the last season model would actually save me money over the blackeye Ti.

I'm a pretty confident intermediate and like to go fast on piste so thought the crimsons might suit better. 

 

The crimsons are 171cm, the blackeyes are 167cm or 174cm. I'm 5ft 10 and 70Kg - which length should i go for?

Any help appreciated!!

post #2 of 5
Hi Tricky.
Between 2012 and 2013, Atomic just changed the graphics of Nomad series skis.

Both Crimson Ti and Blackeye Ti are great on piste skis, but the extra width makes the Crimson Ti better for mixed snow conditions.

If you want the extra versatility, you may want to consider a 171 Crimson Ti.

D.
post #3 of 5

Only minor cosmetic changes from last season to this year. Do you need the width of the Crimson?

post #4 of 5
I've got the nomad blackeyes and they rock! 171's have a 16 ft. turning radius that I find a bit long on narrow trails. I'm 5'9" 170lbs. aggressive. The 167's are the better choice. The reason the Crimsons are still on the shelf is that they don't ski as well.
post #5 of 5

i know that last yr's model of the blkeye ti had i think what was called ''adaptive rocker'' in the tip that was initiated by the weight on the camber....whereas this yr it's supposed to have actual front rocker but the graphic looks pretty much the same as last yr.

 

so anyone (phil etc)....is this marketing smoke and mirrors, or is there a real difference in technology and how the 2013 model performs?


Edited by canali - 12/25/12 at 4:41pm
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