I hope everyone is enjoying the current ski season. I was wondering if anyone here knows if Atomic is going away with the D2 platform on their FIS/race stock SL skis or making it optional similar to the retail models.
I was at various Olympic events a few weeks back and a lot of the Atomic sponsored racers (including Benni Raich) were not using the SL D2 skis. They were using skis with almost the same top sheet as the current D2 model (predominantly white) but with the VIST like (I forgot they are in fact VIST like) plates as in previous years. I have also attached an image below. It looks like Atomic has basically kept the top sheet almost the same next year unlike the last few years where they would change the cosmetics of the top sheet yearly.
I am asking this question because I was considering purchasing the SL D2 FIS ski at the end of the season at a discounted rate. If Atomic is going away with the D2 platform, then I may as well keep my current SL 12's.
By the way, if anyone is interested, I can post images of next year's Head SL, Rossi SL and the crazy new sidecut on the Fischer SL FIS "hole ski" for next year. The latter had some really radical sidecuts.
Thanks in advance.
Edited by Scientist - 3/17/10 at 11:31pm