An 87-mm waist gives the Supreme noticeably more quickness and edge grip than its Vantage series sister, the Elysian. That makes it more appropriate to Eastern women who don't see as much powder as they might like. It's a women's version of the men's Panic, sharing the same width, shape, rocker profile and construction.
Atomic's Women's Vantage series includes three models ranging in width from 95 mm down to 83. Where the Women's Powder series includes wide rides for deep snow and the Women's Affinity series offers narrow-waisted system skis for on-trail performance, the Vantage skis split the difference in the name of all-terrain versatility. Not as loose and drifty as the Powder skis or as tight and carvy as the Affinity skis, they're built to meet the day-to-day needs of a soft-snow (most likely Western) resort skier with a blend of powder and hardpack performance. All are sold flat (no binding).â