Surprised I haven't seen a review on these skis which have been out for almost a year now so I thought I'd get my 2 cents in.
Me: 45, 5' 9" 165 lbs., averaging 65 to 70 days a year for the past 5 years, have skied off and on for 29 years
Ski: 2009 Atomic Snoop Daddy, 129/93/118, 176 cm length, 20 m radius, traditional sandwich construction, laminate wood core, "slant" sidewall, subtle twin tip, MSRP $829
Just picked these up at a could not say no sales price and had them mounted with a pair of Marker Griffons. The skis are fairly lightweight with a softer flex in the tip and much stiffer under foot.
Pros: Like all Atomics they possess strong edge grip and can carve hard short turns on groomed runs remarkably well for such a fat ski. You can also let your turns run longer with no problem. The ski has quite a bit of camber and energy and has a snappy lively feel when carving turns. The tail is moderately stiff and fairly grippy for a twin. The soft tip and width underfoot makes it nice and floaty in new snow in anything but the deepest of conditions. The soft tip, edge grip, and ability to make short turns makes it a lot of fun in the moguls as well and also when you're carving up tight tree lines. The relative light weight also makes it a lot of fun in the air, taking it off jumps and cornices is a breeze and contributes to its very playful feeling and character.
Cons: Heavy crud tends to deflect that soft tip. The ski's tip will get a little nervous in broken snow although it is relatively stiff and stout underfoot so as long as your committed and carving hard it will continue to hold its line. The flex pattern is similar to the K2 Seth from a couple of years back which felt noodley if you bent the tip but was stiff enough underfoot so that you could charge crud surprisingly well. Having said that there is a speed limit to this ski, albeit a fairly high one. And if your a linebacker type who likes to muscle his skis around and enjoys straightlining everything, look elsewhere. This ski appreciates a little finesse and proper technique. While it's very versatile, fun and relatively forgiving under a wide variety of conditions, it does not tolerate poor technique well. Don't get lazy, carve it like a modern ski out from underneath you, stay balanced, use the entire edge and stay out of the backseat or you'll be eating snow. I can't speak to the ski's abilities on ice since I live in California and we don't do ice out here (they call it SNOW skiing and not ice skiing for a reason don't they? ).
Competitors: The Mantra is stiffer, racier and carves a better edge on hardpack. In all other off-piste conditions I prefer the Snoop. To me the stiff race ski construction of the Mantra makes it feel like a 70/30 frontside/backside ski. Have not tested the Bridge although I previously owned the Karma. The Snoop works better than the old Karma in just about every condition mentioned. Have not skied the Watea 94.
Conclusion: A true 50/50 ski, does everything remarkably well. Groomers, moguls, moderate powder and crud, terrain park, backcountry, a great one ski quiver. Not big or burly enough to charge big mountain lines but that's not what it's made for.