I've tried to contact Atomic, but can't seem to get an answer by e-mail. Anyone know the factory side and base bevel angles on a 2008 Atomic Nomad Highnoon ski?
Historically, almost all Atomic skis should have 1 degree base, 3 degree edge. Race skis are often shipped with less angle for customizing. Whether the consumer skis ship with accurate 1/3 angles is another question and you have to measure them to find out.
Powder skis may be different but the Nomad is not considered one.
All Atomics are tuned 1 base edge bevel and 3 side edge bevel.
Although Atomic Race stock skis came with a sticker that said the angles were less then that, it was not true. they all came 1 and 3 from the Factory. My boys were both sponsored by Atomic and i spoke with Mark Bettancourt the Atomic Race Gear GURU directly on numerous occasions 9I believe he is now the Junior race Equipmwent coordinator for Volkl.
1,3 goes for 'ALL" their skis. Powder, all Mountain, Race and any other category you can think of.
After a bit of a delay, I actually did hear back from Atomic.
The base bevel is 1 degree and the side bevel is 2 degrees... unless I interpreted the reply wrong. Here is the quote from the Atomic rep's reply: "1° hanging on the Base and 88° on the side!"
Tune 'em 1/3 anyway!