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post #31 of 43

Blackeye

I tried the Blackeye a couple of weeks ago at Stratton and liked it. Conditions that day were packed powder so I didn't get a chance to try it in deep stuff but I liked it's handling. It was light, nimble, and responsive.

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post #32 of 43
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I tried the Blackeye a couple of weeks ago at Stratton and liked it. Conditions that day were packed powder so I didn't get a chance to try it in deep stuff but I liked it's handling. It was light, nimble, and responsive.
How was it's hard snop grip and performance on ice? How about stability?
post #33 of 43

Crimson

I saw the wider Crimson version of the Nomad (86 under foot) yesterday. It is very light and its design and flex reminds me of a wider but more stable version of the Atomic 9.22 Beta Ride, which was one of my favorite skis. It is a bit expensive at its $999 street price. My plans are to demo it (and lots of other 08's) on March 16th. Any on the hill reports for the Crimson yet?
post #34 of 43
Where on 3/16
post #35 of 43

atomic nomad blackeye

I skiied Mt. Bachelor over spring break.
Demo'd the B5- too heavy, not versatile enough for me.
I'm 53, female, post several knee surgeries, former club racer all mountain advanced.

Got a hot tip on the lift from a ski shop owner who suggested I demo the Atomic Nomad Blackeye-fortunately the rep had forgotten to pick them up from the shop.
I got them for a day-and wanted to run away with them.
I skiied all day with the teenagers- took off into blinding fog with confidence-if you're a seasoned skiier, you can ski blind by feel with these guys.
Made long gs turns and short turns with ease.
One run started at the top with windblown sugar over boilerplate, to narrow firm eastcoast type of trail, to intermittent shadows with spring corn in the the sun ( Atkinson's Zoom for those in the know).
We skiied this run practically non stop to the lift and I could shift gears and technique with incredible ease.
The shop let me ski them for free the next day.
We had fresh snow the next day- Cascade concrete light Spring variety- no problem.

I haven't tried the Crimson- other than price, I'm wondering what the real difference is supposed to be. If the Crimson is supposed to ski the same, only a notch above for better skiiers, that's where I'll go.
But if the Blackeye is better at smaller turns for those tight trails, then the Blackeye it is, since it's turning radius and stability (torsion stiff) at speed at 170 cm is even good enough for Nastar racers (if you can find a mountain that still has Nastar races).
post #36 of 43
Thread Starter 
Zorski,
The Black Eye and the Whiteout are the same ski, just with different bindings. The Crumson is a wider ski, about 7mm from tip to tail.

Neither one of these skis are "ideal" Nastar race skis, but out of these two, the Blackeye will be better.
post #37 of 43
I'm not racing anymore, but I still like to make those long speed turns on the groomers in the morning.
Just wondered which of the two was more versatile and if the Crimson is as quick on the short turns as the Blackeye. I know the profile of the Blackeye is tighter.
I like to be able to move quickly in unfavorable conditions such as human or other obstacles.

Thanks for your help.
post #38 of 43
Hi there everyone...

First post so hello


Just wanted to bump this thread back up and get more users reviews on the Blackeye and Crimson. I'm seriously considering a pair but have too many skis on my mind to make a decision.

How they compare to Apache Recon, Outlaw, Legend 8000s, Monster im82 etc etc.

I ski mostly in the alps so not as much powder as you guys on the other side of the pond but like to adventure off the piste whenever i can. I'd say 50/50 due to snow conditions.

Any comments much appreciated.

Cheers, BigP
post #39 of 43
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Originally Posted by bigpmacd View Post
Hi there everyone...

First post so hello


Just wanted to bump this thread back up and get more users reviews on the Blackeye and Crimson. I'm seriously considering a pair but have too many skis on my mind to make a decision.

How they compare to Apache Recon, Outlaw, Legend 8000s, Monster im82 etc etc.

I ski mostly in the alps so not as much powder as you guys on the other side of the pond but like to adventure off the piste whenever i can. I'd say 50/50 due to snow conditions.

Any comments much appreciated.

Cheers, BigP
Hi & welcome to Epic,

I own the Monster 82 and can assume from what I know about the Dynastar & K2's that the Nomad series is much more lively feeling with strong edgegrip compared to the skis you listed.

I skied the Nomad Crimson in November and was very pleased with the wide performance range. It will ski most conditions superbly and will work for a wide range of skill levels.

Michael
post #40 of 43
I skied the Nomad High Noon this past Saturday at Okemo in Vermont. This may be a bit lower level ski than many would consider, but I thought I would post my impressions for anyone who may want to look at a upper-intermediate/low expert level ski.
My first impression was the weight, or should I say lack thereof. They probably weighed half of what the B5's they had on the rack did. Doing a warm-up run, I started to ramp up how aggresively I pressured the skis, and when I really put them on edge hard I was surprised by how quickly they arced around. Much quicker than the 16.5 meter turning radius would have indicated (although that is for the 171, and I was on 164's so they may indeed have had a tighter radius). The bite on hardpack was nothing short of fantastic, and even in the short length they could handle carved turns as fast as I wanted to go. They were good in the bumps on the Ledges slope (although they were man-made bumps, so the fact they they were evenly spaced is kinda like cheating) and I could work the built-up snow along the edges of the trail easily (that 3 foot margin along the edge is my favorite place at most Northeast trails, just because there's actually snow there).
Overall they did everything exceedingly well, the only negative being that you really had to work them; they weren't the type of ski you could just noodle along on (although adjusting the edge tuning a bit would probably make that less of a problem) And they turn so quickly that a fast run down a steep slope is one heck of an aerobic work-out since they rebound so quickly!
If anyone has had a chance to try other skis in the Nomad line, I'd love to hear about their impressions. And if anyone knows where the Atomic reps in the Northeast may be setting up their demo tents, that would be very, very much appreciated!
post #41 of 43
The Nomad lineup is one of the better collections out there right now. It will be supplemented with a Crimson Titanium for '09. I skied it recently and can say that this one is for all those who found the current Crimson lacking in power and grip................

Sound of crickets????

SJ
post #42 of 43

Atomic Nomad Blackeye

So, kinda newish here, but for what it's worth, here's what I think of my new blackeyes:

Got a pair in 178 before going for ski junket '08 in Steamboat this year. Now, I cannot say much of anything about the performance on packed, ice, etc., as it was powder for a week straight on the trip.

Still....

Weight: Skis were super light, felt like nothing on my feet compared to my volkl supersport allstars.

Float: Wow. Nearly effortless to get 'em to float to the top of the snow and to keep 'em there. Never been able to throw the "cutback wave" over my snowboarding buddies until I got into these.

Stability: Couldn't shake 'em, but that's untested on super packed Sierra cement. Nothing even close to the bulletproof you east coasters ski. =0)

In the air: Smooth landings, quick transitions to edges, light enough to tweak it out on the long drops.

Turns: Easily initiated, full carves are effortless. Snappy turns in the narrows. No bumps. Not even tried.

Speed: Pretty darned fast. Nowhere near as scary as the Volkls, but I noticed quick acceleration, very little drag (except for the abundant pow). Perfect for straightlining out of the chutes.

Setup: Simple

Adjustment: Child's play


As for comparison, you've heard about the volkls -- no comparison.
Solomon Scream 10 Pilots (yeah, old) -- not as forgiving, much more fun in the powder, way lighter.
Line Mothership: The float on these is actually much better than the motherships (anyone want to buy a par of motherships?)

Bottom line (to me):
This is a fine all-mountain ski capable of handling nearly everything you can toss at them (hardpack excepted for a lack of testing, but I'll go with the Atomic reputation). Finally, I can dump those *&%&^ Salomons for a new "go anywhere" plank.
post #43 of 43
Any info in the atomic nomad "deep reds'? bI seen a pair on e-bay and am looking for som additional information.

pjr
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