Atomic Race D2 GS

2011

Race/Giant Slalom
Atomic
Price: £700.00 (with binding)
Overall:
Ability Level Lower Advanced Lower Expert Upper Advanced Upper Expert
Sidecut 114-70-98
Turn radius 17.8 (174)
Lengths 164, 169, 174, 179,
Construction Doubledeck technology
Elastomer dampening
Strengths Good grip and performance but easy to use
Weaknesses Not the explosive, scary performance of the factory race models

They say

We say

This is a GS ski which is aimed at enthusiasts and club level racers rather than the highest level. It uses Doubledeck technology which two freely gliding decks which help give a smooth ride at high speeds. This feels a much easier beast to handle than many of the factory specials we tried. It has very high levels of grip, even on sheet ice, but it also feels easy to guide into the turn, and accelerate out of it. This would be a great choice for entry level GS skiers.

Tester Comments

Amanda Pirie
Good entry level race ski, easy in and out of the turn, forgiving but not explosive
Mark Jones
Smooth, fast, yet relatively easy for a GS ski