Atomic Temper TI (2014)
The Temper TI is part of the two-model Nomad S series, a race-inspired subset of feature-rich, high-end technical carvers within the Nomad collection (the "S" is for "speed"). It's built with deep sidecut on an ultra-narrow 73-mm waist for ideal quickness and edge grip on the hardest snow and ice. And its full wood core is reinforced not just with two full sheets of metal, but with carbon fiber as well, for maximum power and rebound. It comes with a 14-DIN Atomic XTO binding, and it's the most expensive Nomad, selling for about $1,000 in most shops. Where the Vantage series of wider skis offers soft-snow versatility especially appropriate for Western all-mountain conditions, Atomic's Nomad collection is built for maximized on-trail performance and hardpack carvability well suited to Eastern conditions. Waist widths range from 86 mm down to 73 mm. All models are sold as systems (with a binding). And all except the low-end Smoke are designed using ARC technology, which features an integrated binding interface that is pinned in the middle and free-floating fore and aft so as to allow the ski to flex roundly, with no flat spot underfoot, for optimized tip-to-tail edge engagement throughout the turn. And where the Vantage series models are rockered tip and tail, the Nomad skis feature tip rocker only, comprising about 15 percent of the ski's length - enough to absorb shocks and smooth out turn initiations. The wider, higher-end models (Crimson TI, Blackeye TI) are built around full wood cores, while the lower-end models feature lighter, softer flexing forgiving (and more affordable) foam cores. All are built using Atomic's Step-Down Sidewall construction: higher sidewalls underfoot for solidity and edge grip; lower sidewalls topped by cap construction tip and tail for softer flex and torsional rigidity and more forgiving performance.
|Lengths||165, 173, 181|