Atomic Crimson TI/XTO 12 (2012)
The fun, versatile Crimson Ti has become a perennial tester favorite and in their estimation one of Atomic's all-time most successful models. The latest version keeps up with the times with a little ride-smoothing tip rocker, which enhances its all-mountain versatility and playfulness. It's surprising surfy and crud-amenable, given how racy it looks and skis (No. 2 in Hard Snow), so it's a strong candidate for the Eastern one-ski quiver. Wood core, two sheets of metal. "Powerful, predictable and super smooth in transitions," said Boller. This version comes with a system binding.