Originally Posted by Utahski
As I said, these are very responsive and want to be on edge. Ski them as they're meant to be skied and you'll be making lots of short turns with edge angles as high as you want. They're fun but constantly turning gets tiresome. After several cruising runs the turns start getting longer and start being gs turns. You want easy short radius and also long radius, get the fat tipped gs ski, 17-19R depending on length. They ski beautifully, a couple friends like them very much. Not so beefy as a full race ski but plenty for NASTAR....... effortless GS turns and nice short turns if you know how to lay them over.
Originally Posted by bober02
I have recently got back from the skiing trip during which I had a pleasure of trying out Atomic Edge SL skis. I was really surprised how easy and on the edge this skis are and I decided to do a bit of research. During browsing of countless articles and reviews I stumbled at yet another model, DoubleDeck 3.0 SL, which is similar in fashion and style, but slightly more "rocker".
Now, I am confused slightly which one might be a better option for me. Here is a short description of my abilities and goals
1. I am an intermediate skier, 7/10
2. I ski on-piste, and prefer well-groomed tracks
3. I would like a fast, easily turning ski with a lot of grip
4. I would also like the ski to be maneuverable across moguls or on a patch of fresh snow
5. Ideally, the ski should be forgiving enough
What are your opinions on any of the two skis? Which one would you recommend?
After reading the entire thread with interest .....as I own ski and enjoy All of the above referenced skis....
It seems that the Edge SL would fit your style and wishes in an advanced carving ski....
Not as demanding as an FIS Competition ski and a bit more flexible with respect to conditions (broken piste skied all day with lots of traffic)
GS (long radii) turns are easily increased or decreased with exceptional tracking and edge hold.......
That said, None of these skis are really anything but fair as a mogul ski
Of the three Atomics the Edge SL is lighter and softer in flex. ...therefore an easier ride in a choppy or slightly mogul-like situation
Looks like the 2016 Edge Sl's are available on Flea-bay around 620 new....
Current "Quiver" :
Atomic FIS SL 155. Daily driver in good snow -Super fun and most predicatble
Atomic GS D2 174 cm Good for cruising... Which is no really me
Head World Cup Rebel FIS SL 165 Better in chop than the Atomics but not as quick Ultra Damp tips
Rossignol Hero FIS SL 157 Jury still out. I think it has early rise or something as tip engagemnt is late. Lotta tail though