I've skied six half-days on them so they are really minty/near new. I usually have new skis ground but these were pretty nice out of the wrapper so I didn't bother. They've only been honed up with diamond stones and waxed. No chips, gouges or other damage. I did find a small scrape on one base (see photo).
Buy with confidence as I am kind of anal about my skis, they get dried off before putting them inside the car and again when I get home. I keep them waxed and sharp. I never put them in roof-top ski racks so they are not pelted with road grime and salt.
These skis really work and carve nice turns of almost any radius you would want and hold like hell on the ice. If I had to describe them in a word it would be "competent". They always do what you ask without drama or compromise. Add a powder ski and you have a great two ski quiver IMHO.
Details on the ski from other sources:
RAMP Tech actively manages your body position to keep you perfectly centralized over your skis through every stage of the turn. While our next-generation Doubledeck 3.0 technology delivers advanced shock absorption, killer acceleration and easier turn initiation. We’ve also incorporated a Tapered Sidewall to support acceleration, as well as a Race Rocker with a slight early rise and a pronounced camber for strong edge grip without unwanted edge-catching, making hard pack turns quick, precise and easy to execute. The ultimate ski for performing big, fast turns on the piste.
Turn Radius: 16-17-18m / 178cm
Profile: 95% Camber/5% Rocker
Construction: Tapered Sidewall / Powercore Cap
Featuring the third generation of Atomic’s innovative Doubledeck technology, the 2014/2015 Redster Doubledeck 3.0 GS is powerful, smooth, and as agile as they come. Offering race-ready performance for those of us not competing on the World Cup circuit, the Doubledeck 3.0 GS is ideal for the tighter gate placements found on Masters and Nastar courses. With automatic ramp angle adjustment provided by Atomic’s RAMP Tech, these race skis ensure that your body weight stays centered and balanced over the middle of the ski for precision and power through the entire turn. Race Rocker in the tip makes for smooth and flowing edge engagement, while Doubledeck 3.0 stiffens the tail for powerful acceleration out of the turn. Reward your competitive nature with the Atomic Redster Doubledeck 3.0 GS race ski.
- 2014/2015 model Atomic Redster Doubledeck 3.0 GS
- Included X12 TL system binding for maximum performance and compliance with Doubledeck plates (Din 4-12)
- RAMP Tech automatically adjusts ramp angle to keep you centered and balanced through the turn
- Race Rocker places 5% rocker in the tip to provide easier turn initiation without sacrificing stability
- Doubledeck 3.0 for outstanding dampness on rutted courses and great acceleration out of the turn
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Edited by Utagonian - 1/24/15 at 8:12am