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Head Rev 85 vs Atomic Crimson Ti

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About me: 40 years old, 6.2, 202lb, 35+ years on the slopes, max 2 weeks per year, ski mostly aggressively, maybe 70% on groomed and 30% on powder, no mogul or trees, like to carve quick but also like stability at speed. I moved from the East Coast to the West Coast and will be going to Colorado. I only skied narrow skies before and I am reluctant to go to 90 + mm. I narrowed it down to Head Rev 85 vs Atomic Crimson Ti. Has anybody skied both? I am open to other suggestions. Thanks.

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I definitely recommend the Atomic Crimson TI. However, if you're uncomfortable going with the Crimson's 86mm mid with, the Atomic Blackeye TI comes in a little slimmer at 81mm.

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From the reviews I read, Crimson Ti will do better on groomed. The Rev 85 seem to be better rated for powder. That is my dilemma, if it is worth getting Rev 85 for West Coast, with 70% on groomed and 30% on powder. Or do you think they behave similarly on powder?

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I'm 200 lbs, and have been skiing on REV 85s throughout my intermediate stage. They are just a bit too soft for higher speed for me. Not sure if it is useful. Also found Crimison Ti to be rather heavy...I'm sure you've heard a lot of great stuff so I'm not going to restate them lol

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Oh my bad, I though you said you were moving to the East Coast. I would go with a wider ski due to the powder skiing you plan on. My personal choice would be the Atomic Vantage Theory, an all-mountain twin tip. It has 10/75/15 rocker, which should be pretty versatile.

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Oh my bad, I though you said you were moving to the East Coast. I would go with a wider ski due to the powder skiing you plan on. My personal choice would be the Atomic Vantage Theory, an all-mountain twin tip. It has 10/75/15 rocker, which should be pretty versatile.

 

Wider skis are a bit more work on the knees, and less quick edge to edge on the harder stuff. In the Rockies, unless you actively look for powder, in contrary to popular lore, there are not that much...I'm mostly happy with my 84s even in the glades, and maybe wish for something wider only a handful of times in a year. YMMV. Just something to consider. 

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Wider skis are a bit more work on the knees, and less quick edge to edge on the harder stuff. In the Rockies, unless you actively look for powder, in contrary to popular lore, there are not that much...I'm mostly happy with my 84s even in the glades, and maybe wish for something wider only a handful of times in a year. YMMV. Just something to consider. 

I agree, the Atomic Vantage Theory is not a powder ski, however, but an all mountain twin tip. Due to this, it isn't too wide, but has enough width and rocker for good lift on the powder.

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I agree, the Atomic Vantage Theory is not a powder ski, however, but an all mountain twin tip. Due to this, it isn't too wide, but has enough width and rocker for good lift on the powder.

 

No they are not 2x4s lol. But the effect is still there when compared with a 85. Just sayin'...

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No they are not 2x4s lol. But the effect is still there when compared with a 85. Just sayin'...
Haha I agree
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