or Connect
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Atomic Sugar Daddys

post #1 of 8
Thread Starter 
Ski Make:
Ski Model: Atomic Sugar Daddy
Ski Length: 183
Snow Conditions Used In: Spring like, ice, groomed, some half frozen slush
Number of Days Used: 1
Your Ability: 8-9
How Many Years Have You Been Skiing: 27
Avg. Days per Year Skiing: 35
Other Skis You Like: K2 Axis x-pro 193, K2 Seth Morrison 204, Stockli Stormrider 183, Head Cyber Worldcup Ti 190, Volant Machete Huckster 193.
Your Height/Weight: 5'11" / 175
Comments: Tough day for this ski so I will update this as I get some experience. My first run required some traversing across frozen (like an ice cube frozen) avy debris and smooth area to sneak down a almost softened slope in Heather Canyon (45-50 degree slope). I was wishing I had my Stormriders! Good thing the edges were sharp! While they did not let go and leave me sliding down the hill, they did not inspire confidence either. Where my other skis might catch to check my speed these ones would slide.

It got better but I tried to stay off the hardest surfaces. The sun-melted crud and slop was acutally fun. They were very easy to bank side to side on steep narrow troughs. They were confidence inspiring when it got crowded (trees). They rewarded a very centered technique. They surprised me in the bumps, much better than expected (twin tip and/or soft tails?) The easy release at the end of the turn was what made them weak in the ice more than anything else...I think.

I was not able to ski faster than they wanted to go. Big fast turns seem to be their forte. Felt damp like a Volant...

Overall positive experience considering they were out of thier element. If we would just get some more fresh snow...

<FONT COLOR="#800080" SIZE="1">[ January 16, 2002 08:51 PM: Message edited 2 times, by NWJohngalt ]</font>
post #2 of 8
Nice one, NWJohngalt -- way to get the early scoop! Let us know how they are when the powder returns.
post #3 of 8
<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by AC:
Nice one, NWJohngalt -- way to get the early scoop! Let us know how they are when the powder returns.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>Hi - I too have just picked up a pair of 183 cm Sugar Daddys which I skied yesterday at Sunshine Village in Alberta. I tried them in everything - knee deep powder, groomed and bumps. Overall, an impressive ski considering its girth (and weight). I was able to pound out short radius turns (just wanted to see if it was posssible) but the ski really prefers medium and long radius. The ski feels super solid. My only complaint really is the weight (18 pounds with the Atomic Xentric 614 bindings). This combo is VERY heavy. I also tried the Atomic 10EX and thought it was nice but twitchy (super lightweight with Marker Ti bindings). I hope this helps.
post #4 of 8
by any chance would you be talking about Heather Canyon at Mt. Hood Meadows???
post #5 of 8
Thread Starter 
Yes, I skied Heather Canyon at Mt Hood Sunday
post #6 of 8
I love it up there. I haven't had a chance to get up there yet this year. I've been up at school all year and have only had a chance to ski up at snoqualmie (a.k.a. the world's largets bunny hill). I want to get up to hood asap.
post #7 of 8
Thread Starter 
It is snowing now...
post #8 of 8
Atomics kick ass! [img]smile.gif[/img]
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Member Gear Reviews