Atomic Nomad Coolgrey (2008)
Another winner for the Nomad collection, another story of surprising power without a lot of weight. With its 72-mm waist, the Coolgrey is the Eastern/hard-snow Nomad. Atomics traditionally succeed on hard snow, but test cards were sprinkled with words like "ease" and "fun." It’s offered as a system, with Atomic’s 4tix binding. "It does many things well," said Schoff. "And you don’t need to be a weight lifter." Best For Carve addicts looking for an undemanding ride.
Carve addicts looking for an undemanding ride.
Heavy skiers, who’ll want burlier bindings.
|Lengths||148, 155, 162, 169, 178|
|Rating: Powder Performance||3.38 / 5|
|Rating: Stability at Speed||3.49 / 5|
|Rating: Long Turns||3.46 / 5|
|Rating: Medium Turns||3.27 / 5|
|Rating: Short Turns||3.08 / 5|
|Rating: Maneuverability||3.05 / 5|
|Rating: Hard Snow Grip||3.42 / 5|
|Rating: Crud Performance||3.38 / 5|
|Rating: Corduroy Performance||3.48 / 5|
|Rating: Moguls Performance||2.66 / 5|
|Rating: Forgiveness||3.03 / 5|
|Rating: Quickness/Bumps||3.06 / 5|