|Originally posted by debski:
I just saw the 2005 Atomic Metron M2 XI. Has anyone skied this ski or heard anything about it? It has an extreme side cut of 127-76-115 It seems like Atomic is trying to to create a "true" all-mountain ski by having a wide waist with a big sidecut.
As an additional note, the binding system is EXTREMELY HEAVY. Does this add to the performace, or take away from it?
I would love to hear from anyone who has information about this ski.
Heard nothing but rave reviews about it. Skied with some guys on it a few weeks back and they were loving it. Seemed to perform well in cut up powder, pockets of crud, bumps, highspeed (in and out of bumps and crud) showed great float and tracking and stability pretty much everything. Sadly as I wailed around on beater boards (fat boys) with 115mm under foot and little sidecut no one offered to switch with me. I guess those guys didn't belong on 'other boards' either. I ski my ultra fats as rock skis because they were 'ultra cheap' and are handy to have for the really deep days. The reason I haven't invested in new fat skis for everyday skiing is because they lack sidecut and don't do everyday skiing that well. I look forward to these skis changing that.
They are designed to be skied quite short although most of the guys found the 157cm that was only available at the time to be a tad too short.
Maybe Sunday I'll try to score a pair and give a them proper trial. If that happens I'll let you know.