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- Hybrid POP Rocker uses tip and tail rocker for early-planing float in powder, with traditional camber underfoot for edging on hard snow
- Traditional sidecut underfoot for hardpack turns and takeoffs, tapered tip and tail for hook-free powder slayage
- Step-down sidewall construction combines the chip resistance of a cap ski with the edging precision of vertical sidewalls
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I'm deciding between the s7's, JJ's and...
I'm deciding between the s7's, JJ's and the Blogs..leaning towards the blogs just because they're about $150 cheaper.
Anyone have any advice on whether the s7's or JJ's are worth the extra cash? I'm mounting with marker barons and will use them mainly for pow - but still want something I can rip groomers with. I've only skied the s7 and loved them, how do the others compare?
Does anyone know if this kind of damage...
Does anyone know if this kind of damage would be covered under warranty? Ive only skied 10 or so day this season and just noticed this a couple days ago.
It's possible. I recommend contacting Atomic with this photo and see how they respond. If you don't have any luck but purchased them from Backcountry.com they will gladly either replace them, refund your card or provide in-store credit.
Hey. I'm a pretty good skier and tend to...
Hey. I'm a pretty good skier and tend to prefer pow when it's around but want a ski that can carve and handle bumps. I recently skied the Atomic Access 181 and loved it but was thinking about buying something fatter. Does the Blog have pretty much the same feel to it?
Excellent Powder Tool
"The Blog delivers the ultimate powder experience. A Pop Rocker 10 Camber profile in the tip and tail, combined with a waist width of 110mm, provide incredible float in powder. The tip-to-tail wood core and Step Down Sidewall L3 construction ensure optimum damping and protect the ski from hard impacts in rough terrain. These attributes are why Canadian skier Dana Flahr prefers the Blog for his powder adventures." ~ Per AtomicSki.com
Easily one of the more fun skis on the market today - i would put this ski in the same flex/pop category as the Armada JJ - yet slightly less stiff under the foot, and a little less stiff at the tips and tails. Super buttery where it needs to be, yet completely stompable off cliff lines or backcountry booters. Highly recommended for the all mountain skier looking for something to play around with when the snow is deep, or for the freestyle skier looking to take their tricks to the pow. Gotta love this ski! 4 Stars - it could be have a bit more stiffness to it, but amazing for what it is.
Definitely puts a stupid grin on MY face!
SO much fun! I just got these bad boys and have a couple of days on them and so far I have no complaints whatsoever! They really are the do-it-all ski! Great energy into and out of turns on groomers, nice early rise tip and tail with regular camber underfoot. I'm 5'6" and have been skiing on and off (snowboard when I get bored with skiing) since I was two and I went with the 177cm length. I'm still getting used to skiing something with early rise and I do find myself getting a bit backseat sometimes, just make sure you figure out the weighting on these skis (if you're not used to early rise) before you do anything crazy!
Here's a picture of the tips of the skis so you can get an idea how early the rise actually is.
I'm a 6' 150lbs expert skier...
I'm a 6' 150lbs expert skier and I'm very interested in the Blog. But what size should i choose?
Anybody telemark on these?
Anybody telemark on these?
Blog is amazing daily driver
Atomic Blog 4.5 starsStats:6'2'' - 190- Ex racer, freeski competitor, team manager blah blah-I used to really only like big, stiff- ultra fat boards (Zealot, Legend Pro, race stock ) for everything, but I pulled the trigger on these and can say it made me love skiing once again. Mounted them team line and if I had my wish they would be in about a 189 / 191 around a Seth size because of my height but with that said they are so goddam fun.They have incredible swing weight, can make any turn you want, slarve with the best of them, wash out a little on airs (soft tails) , haven't hit anything big yet only in the 10-20 range but overall they f@ckin rip.I was torn between the JJ's and these and these won out because of the 100 price difference and construction. Althougth Atomic makes Armada boards the JJ with some cap in the tip and tail makes me nervous about blow outs.If you are torn between a daily driver this will win you over- I guarantee-
How would you compare these skis to last...
How would you compare these skis to last years K2 Obsethed (105 waist)? they are about 5cm wider and maybe a little longer. How would they compare in stiffness/responsiveness. I would love to hear some from someone who has skied both and can tell me how they differ. I am looking for something to replace my 2010 Obsethed's any suggestions would be great.
I have demoed both skis and was stoked on both. The Blog is a bit stiffer but really responsive. Even if you get the 185, it handles easier than a typical long and stiff ski. The Blog seems great for backcountry freestyle as well as charging big lines. I'm pretty sure Dana Flahr skis them, so they must be amazing. I would like to get these skis myself.
The skis rock!! Just picked a pair up and have a few days on them so far. Super playful in the pow, and stomp cliffs and drops like it's nothing! Great weight, really easy to spin. They're about as soft (maybe a little softer) as the JJ's, weight is similar. A little floppy in the crud, but they're not designed to take on death cookies anyways. Charge the whole mountain as long as the snow is a little forgiving. Great for touring as well! giving 4/5.
Utah Daily Driver
I use the 185 as my daily driver for solitude/ snowbird. I've got them mounted with Rossi FKS for a killer setup. This ski can handle anything from north baldy to fantasy ridge and everything in between. I just wish the tail was stiffer.
How do these do in park and pipe?
How do these do in park and pipe?
I would not recommend these skis because they are powder skis, and powder skis have a very soft base, so if you are going on rails and coming down hard of the jumps on the groomers it is very bad for the ski, so I would recommend Line Chronic-Cryptonites which do great in the park and the backcountry.
Awesome for park if you dig big fat airs and loooooong jibs. Super light and almost no swing weight. Fat like a freeride ski makes them stable for landings. I think they're more comfy for switch skiing than the Bent Chet thanks to a mellower shape. Buttering the soft tip and tails is effortless.
Since they are fatter than a typical park ski, I'm not sure if multi-change-up rail tricks, super techy tricks, or mini-shred would be easy to pull off but on big jumps the Blog is a blast. Lots of ski to land on.
The blog looks good on paper but how stiff...
The blog looks good on paper but how stiff are they? whats the flex like?
It's not stiff like the Volkl Mantra or line mothership. On the flip side it has better energy and easier to turn. DEMO.
So how will this ski do on hardpack snow...
So how will this ski do on hardpack snow or groomers? Clearly this ski is going to be lots of fun in pow and soft snow conditions, but how versitile is it in other conditions and various terrain other than powder?
Sorry to not be a lot of help but from what I can tell they won't be too bad. I havn't skied them but they seem similar to jjs which I ski tons and those to great. So I am guessing pretty versatile.
Jacob, I demoed them last year after a snow storm in BCC, and it was lots of fun anywhere!!! Great float on powder - Really really fun that day in honeycomb canyon. Still, they were also behaving great on groomed runs. Very easy to turn, kinda feel like a Giant slalom ski. You push toward the edge and here it goes, no need to be super pushy on them, they will follow any of your impulses!
Excellent Ski in the Longer Length
Expert Skier (competing in a freeride comp)
felt the Blog did exactly what I wanted to, but the softer, more forgiving flex along with rocker did cause some instability. However, some of that was due to the length. This ski is ridiculously poppy, and skis like a more versatile Bent Chetler. Overall I was quite impressed.
The 183 is much better than the 177 Blog. I found the longer length had all of the pop of the shorter ski (a ton), but felt much more stable. This is much more versatile, and fun. It's not really a big mountain ski, but a strong contender for my favorite ski of the test.
To compare reviews of other skis I demoed the same day, check out http://williamrichmondski.blogspot.com/search/label/Gear%20Reviews
I am hesitating between those...
I am hesitating between those Blog in 185 and the 182 Czar. I demoed both last year and had a blast on both...
I am 6' 210Lbs expert skiing and I do ski anywhere on the mountains depending on whom I am skiing with....
I do have a pair of Xwings fury in 177 and a Crossmax 8.9 in 175 for hard pack days or early season.
Live in Utah, so pow is not an issue.
Really enjoy skiing big powder bowls as well as tree lines...
These would be a good choice. Maybe even the bentchetlers? Personally I would choose these over czars because these seem more playful and lively.
For your height and weight you should go for a long length probaly 192 for a stiffer ski. You would ski much better on that.