Atomic D2 VF 82/NTL 12 (2012)
**Review courtesy of our sister publication SKI Magazine.** Got speed? Most of the testers are pretty comfortable high velocity, yet none dared to find the D2' s top end. It just keeps wanting more. Double-deck construction progressively stiffens the ski as speeds increase, and a dense foam core soaks up vibrations. No. 2 in Hard-Snow Grip and Stability, it' s a precise and powerful carver. But with its 82 mm waist, it' s not completely useless in soft snow. That' s especially nice on soft groomers, where other carvers often trench too deeply. "A ski you can trust with your life," said Hogen. "Lay it over and feel the G' s."