Originally Posted by roundturns
I don't understand why that ski would sell at such a steep discount? That's about 70% off retail. Everybody that has them likes them.
Atomic blew it with these last year, and for several reasons they didn't sell:
- They offered them with the super heavy neox binding, which scared people away. Demos were heavy too. I skied the 185 with a demo binding, and liked it, because it was really heavy. The ski itself is quite light. With atomic "race" series bindings, they will be a light(er) setup.
- The metron index sizing chart is retarded, it puts almost everybody on a 165. It put me between the 165 and 175. Someone who weighs 160 lb could easily ski the 175, with a light binding. They are fairly soft skis and don't have much swing weight to them.
- It replaced the R:EX, which didn't have a plate. Most people on fat skis seem to not like having to use the atomic bindings. This years M:EX can take any binding on it's plate..
- The wider widths of the other short metron models gave the M:EX alot of sales competiton. The M:11 and B5 were the hot atomic ski.