Mark Beechwrote a review of Atomic Alibi Ski on March 10, 2015
Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
This ski is the ski I've been searching for, I skied it for a week in Breckenridge where we saw a couple good dumps, I found this ski just works everywhere and it?s fun. On groomers it carves great for a variety of different size turns, it?s stable at speed, it skied bumps great, it was great in pow, it was quick in the trees. This was not the ski I had planned to demo but there was a mix up and the new Mantras (my first choice) were out so I went with this fully expecting to not like it. When the Mantras were available I couldn't bring myself to give these up so I kept them for the week and ordered a pair when I got home.
Who am I
5? 10? 190lbs, 35, skied for 25 years, I ski the whole mountain but don?t really go to the park. I don?t know if I?d call myself an expert but I comfortably ski the majority of expert terrain. I like going fast. I was on the 180cm, I was tempted to go up a size on the recommendation of the other reviewer but decided to stick with what I demo?d.
Compared to the rest
I've demoed a variety of skis over the last 3 years in a desperate search for something I love. My 2 highlights are the old Volkl Mantra and the Rossi Soul 7. Both skis are great but have flaws, the mantra is incredible at speed but it?s a lot of work, rewarding when you work it but playful, it?s not. I skied the Soul 7 in Jackson hole in waist deep pow, it was the most fun I?ve ever had on skis, however, back to reality hitting the groomers with the family and I wasn?t such a fan, you can certainly ski the soul 7 on groomers and have fun, but, and this could be due to my weight, I just found it a bit flappy and unstable at speed. The Alibi sits in the middle of these 2 for me but gets close to the highlights of each.