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New 2009 Atomic Drive Skis?

post #1 of 14
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Well, I was just looking around for the new atomic line of skis, and I found these new carving skis, looking at their shape, they seem to be the metron-replacements (linky= http://www.ski-depot.com/miva/mercha...MICDRIVE 2009 ). On the top sheet of the skis they all say "D2", and at that point, I remembered reading an article about this new atomic "double-decker" technology, so I googled it and came up with this article: http://www.gizmowatch.com/entry/atom...ubledeck-skis/

So yeah, just wondering, what does this D2 stuff really do, I've read over their commnets on the D2 tech, but not sure how it's gonna work. So if someone could fill me in on that, that'd be cool. Plus, they don't seem to be that expensive compared to the rest of the skis in their lineup (like those new Crimson Ti's).
post #2 of 14
We'll have to see how the MicDrive's ski when they become available. Hopefully they will be as MicGood as they hype them up to be
post #3 of 14
D2 technology promo vid by Atomic:

The bummer seems to be they make your body come apart (see segment around 53 sec). They may want to work on that side-effect before bringing them to market:

post #4 of 14
How in the world am I supposed to believe that they won't come apart for good in the years of sheer abuse that I typically give my skis ???
post #5 of 14
Are these replacements for the Metrons, the basic carving line, or something entirely new?
post #6 of 14
the guy in that video is one of the best skiers i've ever seen... he's rad :
post #7 of 14
LOL! That video so much reminded me of:



http://youtube.com/watch?v=ZPBvFXf9Q2U
post #8 of 14
That video says that the new technology makes the turn radius smaller the more you bend the skis.. We don't need technology for that to happen lol!
post #9 of 14
I have to say I don't really get it. Is a narrower plank more flexible than a wider plank? I would think that torsional stiffness would suffer, reducing edge hold. Furthermore, a ski with a stiff mid-body and a soft tip could exist without such a system in place.

That being said, the could be great skis, no worse than one conventionally constructed.
post #10 of 14
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Originally Posted by D(C) View Post
I have to say I don't really get it. Is a narrower plank more flexible than a wider plank? I would think that torsional stiffness would suffer, reducing edge hold. Furthermore, a ski with a stiff mid-body and a soft tip could exist without such a system in place.

That being said, the could be great skis, no worse than one conventionally constructed.
Seconded!
post #11 of 14
I dunno - seems to me that Atomic is really going for the "fold and expand" thing with the new boots (Hawx) and these skis. Seems to me that a new line might be the "Atomic Accordion"
post #12 of 14
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Originally Posted by Alberto View Post
I dunno - seems to me that Atomic is really going for the "fold and expand" thing with the new boots (Hawx) and these skis. Seems to me that a new line might be the "Atomic Accordion"
Produced in italy of course maybe the "Concertina" Line. that sounds better then Accordion!
post #13 of 14
Does`nt the "fold and expand thing" occur with existing technology as the pressures increase and decrease during the process of the turn ? So what is new?
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Originally Posted by Larry C View Post
Does`nt the "fold and expand thing" occur with existing technology as the pressures increase and decrease during the process of the turn ? So what is new?
It is my understanding that , no the tip and tail actually move becoming wider and narrower as the turn is made tighter or straighter.

I thought I had heard the ski is on hold.
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