Do atomic skis really have titanium in their construction or is it titanal, which is actually an aluminium alloy ?
I posed this question on the Atomic facebook page :
Do your "Ti" skis have titanium or do they have Titanal which is actually an aluminium alloy ? Your marketing department seems to think they have Titanium but most of your competitors have Titanal in their skis which appears to be the industry standard metal. So are you different and if so, why do you use Titanium ?
And their response was "Hi, ....we also use a titanium alloy for our skis. All the best, your Atomic Team". Not a terribly clear or conclusive answer. You would have thought a simple question begets a simple answer.
Not sure that titanium alloy they use, does anybody know ? Is it just the marketing department getting ahead of themselves and assuming that Titanal = Titanium.
Does it really matter ? Atomic make pretty good skis so whatever alloy they are using in the Nomad Crimson Ti, the Blackeye Ti, Vantage 100 CTi etc clearly works but it just bugs me a little that they can't seem to give a straight answer.