Atomic Nomad Black Eye (2008)
Testers happily welcomed Atomic’s new Nomads, a free-spirited collection of all-mountain skis. The Black Eye will be the most useful Atomic for a broad range of experts. It’s damp and powerful, but never lifeless or unruly. It loves high-speed arcing, but put up impressive scores for Rebound Energy. Also cool: You can buy any Nomad flat ($925 for the Black Eye). "A more maneuverable Atomic than recent vintages," said Hogen.
Experts in search of true versatility.
Bump-skiing, the only skill it lacks.
|Lengths||150, 157, 164, 171, 178|
|Rating: Powder Performance||3.58 / 5|
|Rating: Stability at Speed||4.17 / 5|
|Rating: Long Turns||3.86 / 5|
|Rating: Medium Turns||3.34 / 5|
|Rating: Short Turns||2.82 / 5|
|Rating: Maneuverability||2.96 / 5|
|Rating: Hard Snow Grip||3.70 / 5|
|Rating: Crud Performance||3.58 / 5|
|Rating: Corduroy Performance||4.02 / 5|
|Rating: Moguls Performance||2.55 / 5|
|Rating: Forgiveness||3.10 / 5|
|Rating: Quickness/Bumps||2.89 / 5|