Time to answer a couple of questions that have been popping up in PM's.
Crimson flat vs. system........
I carried the Crimson predominantly flat this year. The theory was that many skiers of this caliber ski would prefer a flat ski. The reality was that the system sold far faster. IAC, the Atomic Neox "system" is really just a screwed on rail that is pre-installed. It is not integrated just screwed on the top. If one wants the "system", the a-la-carte Neox 4:12 will be identical after installation.
Crimson vs. Snoop.........
|......"the Snoop and Crimson are practically the same width, what's the diff?"
This is a case where the shape tells part but not all of the story. The Crimson has a deeper sidecut, is stiffer in the forebody, heavier, and more damp. As a result, the Crimson has a little more bias toward edge grip and harder snow. The stiffer forebody of the Crimson lays down on rattley snow better and punches cud better. OTH, the Snoop is floatier, easier and more nimble in bumps, and generally more forgiving in mixed conditions. The Crimson has more "pull" from the tip wheras the Snoop seems to get it's feel for the snow maybe a foot or so down the length where the soft tip starts to merge into the firmer mid section.
There, I hope that's all settled now...........................