On the days you'd rather meander through evergreen forests and forge your own trails on snowy ridgelines, throw the Atomic Women's Motion Skintec Ski in the car and head for the fresh stuff. Built for tours focused more on the adventure than on pace and distance, the Motion Skintec comes with a women-specific construction ensuring it glides and kicks like it was made for you.
New this year, Atomic borrowed its Skintec grip technology from its top-of-the-line Redster series and bestowed it upon the Motion in the form of Skintec Bonded Skins. Instead of traditional kick wax, Skintec modules hold onto the snow during long ascents, acting like miniature climbing skins. This delivers the grip you need to climb powerfully in a slim and lightweight package.
Once you make it to the descent, the Motion's slender shape will keep you gliding along through open meadows on hard or soft snow. A durable High Densolite core contributes to this dynamic feel without weighing the skis down, and the BI 3000 base holds plenty of wax to keep you moving while adapting easily to whatever changing snow conditions you throw at them.
- Nordic touring ski great for off-trail exploration
- Skintec Bonded Skins lend lightweight grip on the ascent
- Narrow, straight shape keeps you gliding on the flats
- Tough BI 3000 bases adapt to a wide range of snow conditions
- Lively, lightweight core for a nimble feel
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- Q & A
Atomic skintec women 184
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
The Atomic skintec women xc ski is a quality ski, but it did not work for me. I am a recreational xc skier with basic skills. I liked the glide on downhills, but I had a great deal of difficulty with uphills, sliding and lacking grip. I used the skis on well groomed trails with fresh snow. I am right in the middle of the recommended weight range for the 184. It may be that the ski was too stiff for me and it might be very good for a skilled skier with more aggressive technique.