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Good ski from Atomic line.

post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 
I'm new to the forums, but i've been reading some threads and a lot of the stuff is very helpfull on this forum.

I'm 22; 162LB; 6 feet tall. intermediate level.

I ski mostly in the east where trails are groomed and hard packed and rarely do i see powder. I was looking for a new pair of skis to buy from the Atomic line. The reason I'm thinking of getting Atomic is because my friend works in a ski shop and for some reason he can only hook me up with Atomic, maybe they're trying to sell thier last year skis.

I'm looking for a narrow side cut ski for on piste hard packed trails, was wondering if anyone here has any expirience with some of the Atomic skis like
SX7,9,10- don't know much about this line
Race 8 - was looking at these, they seem pretty new and there's a good deal going on for them, anyone skied on these before.
ST/LT 11- LT seems designed for women more or am i wrong.
Metron - seems to be all around ski.

I'm an intermediate skier looking for a ski that's going to last more for few years. Any advice would be great. Thanks
post #2 of 13
klome, welcome to EpicSki! You'll find a lot of information on many of these skis here, including in the Gear Review forum. You can search specifically by using the Google search field at the top of the forums ^^^^^.

That said, a Metron 9 or 10 may be a great option for you, since they are kind of "hidden gems." The SX line is the skiercross line, and designed for hardpack conditions. The bigger the number, the more advanced the skis. The ST/LT are likely a bit above your current ability level (think recreational race skis). I haven't heard of the Race 8.
post #3 of 13
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the responce, i'll check out the metron series.
post #4 of 13
I have skied the sugar and the big daddys from atomic and been very impressed with their construction. And although it may seem like a soft snow ski I've heard really good things about the snoop's ability on hardpack. Also the slim daddy looks really nice too
post #5 of 13
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Originally Posted by PhilT View Post
I have skied the sugar and the big daddys from atomic and been very impressed with their construction. And although it may seem like a soft snow ski I've heard really good things about the snoop's ability on hardpack. Also the slim daddy looks really nice too
Yes, the Snoop's ability on hardpack has been said to be good for a ski with a waist width of 88mm. But therein lies the rub. It is still an 88mm waisted ski. Fine for hitting some hardpack on your way to a different off-piste run, yes, But in no way is this going to be a back-east hardpack ski and is certainly not going get hardpack edge hold similar to a slalom or GS race ski, a supercross ski (which is a GS ski with smaller turn radius), or a Metron series ski.
post #6 of 13
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Originally Posted by Atomicman View Post
Yes, the Snoop's ability on hardpack has been said to be good for a ski with a waist width of 88mm. But hterein lies the rub, it is still an 88mm waisted ski. fine for hitting some hardpack on your way to a different oof-piste run, yes, But in no way is this going to be a back-east hardpack ski and is certainly not going get hardpack edge hold similar to a slalom or GS race ski, a supercross ski (which is a GS ski with smaller turn radius), or a Metron series ski.
Ok I just said those cause I only have experience with the "daddy line" from atomic. what do you think about the slim?
post #7 of 13
No idea. I have sugar Daddy's and yes they can be skid on hardpack but are awkward at best. 99mm waisted ski is just well awkward is the word that comes to mind!
post #8 of 13
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Originally Posted by PhilT View Post
Ok I just said those cause I only have experience with the "daddy line" from atomic. what do you think about the slim?
I haven't skied the Slim, but the Sweet Daddy is..well...Sweet.
post #9 of 13
Thread Starter 
I'm probably going to end up with metron b5 or 10/11 or one of the race skis. Might even consider one of the SX. Might try to demo them this season or something, if anyone has demo'ed any of those i would like to hear what you thought.
post #10 of 13
I'm partial to the M:EX and hear good things about it's predecessor the R:EX (which you can sometimes still find cheap in the bargain bins).
post #11 of 13
Thread Starter 
I think i'm gonna get one of the race skis, there's a good deal on Race 8 which are for intermediate level skiers like me. I did look at the Metron line, some of them are still pretty expensive, maybe i'll get a set next winter.
post #12 of 13
Klome: Atomic SX9 - 160 cm.

Forget the Metron B:5 - much too stiff and heavy. The Metron 9 or 10 could work, but they're designed more for all-round conditions. The Slim, Snoop and M:EX are too wide for your needs.

SSH is correct; the SX is designed for hardpack conditions, which is exactly what you're looking for.

As an intermediate, anything above SX 9 will be too stiff. The SX 9 will provide ample room for growth, and provide all the edge-grip and performance you need.
post #13 of 13
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the reply, i'll look into the SX 9.
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