Its specialty is broad-reaching.
Right between Atomic's powder and all-mountain lines is the pow-thirsty, all-terrain Elysian Ski. It has a mid-fat, quick-turning 95-millimeter waist, rockered tip, and raised tail to capably slay deep snow, hardpack, and variable conditions. A step-down sidewall construction gives it durability and powerful edge grip; a wood core gives it enduring strength and feel; a full-length carbon backbone gives the ski pop for optimal agility. The sweet spot on the mountain for this ski covers a lot of ground, as in nearly all of it.
- All Mountain Rocker rockered tip and camber underfoot
- Step down sidewall construction
- Carbon backbone inserts
- Wood core
- 95-millimeter waist
- Slightly raised tail
- Large radius sidecut
- Multifit climbing skins available separately
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Anyone have a recommendation for an AT...
Anyone have a recommendation for an AT binding for these skis? I am 5,2' 110lb and will be touring moderately and skiing in bounds lots.
Just a great all purpose super fun ski
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I'm reviewing these for my wife. She has skied them 3 times so far this year and just loves them. She has a VJJ and an older Kenja but was looking for something to just have as a one ski quiver. She has had it in 3-6" of fresh snow, very firm groomers, moguls, and some busted up snow. FYI she is a very aggressive woman that rips!! She is blown away with the fun factor of the Elysian. Incredible grip and stability for such a light and playful ski. Has not had one situation that she has been itching to get on her other skis. But for the last run of the day she got back on her Kenjas and of course no comparison on icy groomers, Kenja wins in pure volkl style she says.
Last year, I skied on 2010/2011 K2 Paybacks,...
Last year, I skied on 2010/2011 K2 Paybacks, and felt like I had a few 'break throughs' with my tele skiing. I am a good intermediate, but will mostly be cruising around the resort with my family (occasional back country). I am looking for something comparable to the Paybacks (not too fat, not too skinny). I feel a little like Goldilocks. Any help?
I'm almost 5'2" and a fairly new skier. ...
I'm almost 5'2" and a fairly new skier. I've had a few of my friends recommend this ski and the 150cm to allow for growth in skill and faster agility. Last year when I rented skis, I rented 136cm for my height and found it to be really comfortable. In your opinion, is 150cm too much of a jump? I'll be going up almost every weekend this winter...
If you were comfortable on the 136cm skis, and as a fairly new skier, the 150s may be a bit of a jump. However the difference isn't going to kill you. A plus for the 150s is that as you progress as a skier they will be a better all around ski and you ski faster. The added length will give you more stability in your high speed turns.
I would suggest demoing another pair of skis in the 150 length range and seeing what you think, but if you want your skis before more snow starts falling, it depends on your personal preference for length.
Atomic Elysian Ski - Women's
Nice All -Arounder
I tested these skis for a few weeks, they are a really great option for ladies who are searching for a quiver ski. This ski performs well on groomers, it's stable and the sub-100 waist makes it easy to maneuver between moguls or tight trees. This ski will be decent for powder, but I would definitely want something fatter for days deeper than 6-8 inches.
I compare this ski to a really close girl friend. She's always there for you, dependable, predictable, stable. Nothing surprising with this ski - you always know what you're getting.
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