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Ski Make: Atomic
Ski Model: BetaRace 9.12
Ski Length: 150cm
Snow Conditions Used In: hardpack/ice, soft pack, steep icy chutes, avalanche debris
Number of Days Used: 6
Your Ability: 9
How Many Years Have You Been Skiing: 30
Avg. Days per Year Skiing: 20
Other Skis You Like: Rossignol T-power Viper, K2 Mod X, K2 AK Launcher
Your Height/Weight: 5'-6" & 140lbs

An outrageously fun and predictable ski that handles everything. I have never been on a race ski before and so I was expecting a little difficulty handling it, but it wasn't so. Right away I was able to easily carve down the slopes without the ski getting away from me. While it is a hypercarver with measurements of 115-65-100, it is easy to vary the size of the arc by adjusting the amount of edge. I knew it would be great on the masters race course ( my first time racing this year) but I was most impressed by its ability to hold an edge on the steepest of terrain. A weekend at Whistler was spent hiking up Spankey's Ladder and skiing every bowl and chute available with greater speed and security than I have ever experienced. It even held its own on the avalance debris at the bottom. Moguls were great fun. I didn't feel like the wide tips and tails were catching at all. I just carved anywhere I wanted, when I wanted and with less effort than ever before. In fact I found myself not nearly as exhausted after a day of skiing as I usually am and I easily out skied my ski buddy (Dynastar Intuitive 74) who is younger and in much better condition.

The Atomic 6.14 binding has a variable for and aft binding adjustment that actually does to affect the way the ski handles. The binding can be adjusted by sliding forward for steeps or sliding it further back for speed.

No real downsides except on straight aways like fast cat tracks they want to turn one way or another. Also, at 150 cm it looks like I stole some little kids ski. I havn't skied them in the deep stuff yet, but with a 115mm tip they may be surprisingly good.

A super race ski that is also the most fun all around ski that I have ever used. If you're thinking of an all mountain carving ski but want to have some real fun, check out the 9.12.