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Don't call the Atomic Blog Ski fat; it has girth but it's so agile and turns so precisely that 'fat' is just insulting. It has a 110-millimeter waist, which is ample, and a rockered tip and tail, which float like a dream in the deep. But it also has traditional camber underfoot and stepdown sidewall construction for powerful edgehold and precision. You can put this ski on edge on hardpack or sketchy chute entries, then fly down the open, untracked bowl like it's no big thing.

  • Powder Rocker rockered tip and tail and camber underfoot
  • Step down sidewall construction
  • Wood core
  • 110-millimeter waist
  • Large radius sidecut
  • Multifit skins available separately
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Great ski

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Me: 5'8" 160 expert tele powder hunter. I also own Dynafits, but no one cares that I Parallel. Skiing 177cm, could have gone 185, but didn't want to skin/hike w/more ski than necessary. I'm happy w 177.

I originally bought these to be my sole AT setup, but I ended up mounting them tele. I just couldn't resist the idea of a rocker/rocker tele setup in my quiver. I was also fed up w/skiing my atomic charters, and them refusing to initiate a turn (see my review on Evo). I was in need of a fun friendly go to ski to replace my beloved, but busted up Anti Pistes. :(

I had a hard time coming to a conclusion where to mount them. When I stood on them I just wasn't comfortable mounting on team line (which, if I remember correctly, is chord center), or even 3cm back from team (furthest back tick line) with so little tip in front of me, and so much tail. All my skis are expected to pull touring duty, and I didn't want to be tripping myself on the tails at switchbacks.

After a lot of consideration and measuring, I mounted boot center 5cm back from team, and they ski great! Smooth, turny, forgiving, and bite on packed. Not as stable as a more traditional tailed ski (also remember I mounted 2cm back from furthest back tick line), but didn't take too long to get used to. Really fun to turn alpine style on tele gear also!

Great all around do it all ski. Fat enough for all but the deepest days, hold an edge, and tour better than expected plus they throw up a bitchin' rooster tail. Looking forward to feeding them some corn this spring.

Anybody want to buy some Dynafits?...

-Kneel Turner

Great ski


  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Yep, I've put this ski through all conditions and it gives back every time. Fun in pow, not timid in junk and crud and has a backbone on hard packed. This ski is light and playful off the groomers (note it's a bit on the soft side)but is torsionally strong and has no problem holding an edge while cutting it loose on the hardpacked. Even with it slightly wider underfoot, the combination of underfoot camber, sidecut and flex lets you feel the edge through the turn. Sweet ski and great bang for the buck! (If you tend to want a harder-charging aggressive, own-this-run-every-time ski...remember, attitude is everything...then you may want to check out the Bent Chetler for some powder slayin', groomer slicin' action)

Best Big mt. do all.

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This the most underrated versatile big mt ski out there. A ture all mountain ski. If i could only take one ski ,(185) this one does it all. I also own the Bent Chetler 183, and the atomic access(181) for a ture have it all quiver. Powder Burro ,


  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I am using these as my touring ski right now. They would have been cool 5 years ago, but they are just kind of... lame.

Don't get me wrong.. they are very easy to ski. If this is going to be your first powder ski, you will probably love them. If you weigh under 150lbs you will probably love them. If you don't ski very fast, you will probably love them. If you will only be using them to jump on, you might like them. If you are only ever going to use them in deep powder..I guess they'd be fun, but you should get a fatter ski if that is the case.

They aren't very stiff (they are quite soft) and they have a very short sidecut. They are fun to jump on. They actually kind of feel like a fat park ski. Hitting backcountry jumps on them is actually very fun. Also, they turn well on groomers.

The powder rocker really ads a lot of float in powder, but they get deflected easily and want to flop around. The tip is especially floppy and soft.

Atomic should make these 25% stiffer, and add a bit of taper to the tip. Then they would get 5 stars! Right now, they could use some big improvements.

I agree with Joshua here. As someone who has spent time on blogs mounted in several different locations. The ski is fun, but has some short coming for more aggressive skiers. You can do literally anything with this ski, but it doesn't do any of those things perfectly. Its so soft to ski really fast, too narrow to be elite in powder. Too much rocker and too fat to be a great on piste option. This sounds negative but it is not. If you can only buy one ski and want it to do everything this is a great option.

I am looking at getting these skis and its...

I am looking at getting these skis and its between this and the Armada jj. My favorite type of terrain is deep tree skiing. But I want something fat but not to fat because not everyday is a powder day and I want to still be able to ski groomers and bumps. I'm leaning toward jj's because they are very light and I like a heavily rockered ski. Any suggestions?

Best Answer

Both the Atomic Blog and the Armada JJ are great for what you are describing; floating in deep back/side country pow, while also being able to transition quickly onto groomers or gnarly hardpack. I would direct you toward the JJ mainly because of all the word of mouth testimonials I have heard from friends and other skiers. Best all mountain ski they have used that really does what it claims to. Hope this helps.