Atomic Affinity Storm

2013

Women's All-Mountain
Atomic
Price: £465.00 (Including Bindings )
Overall:
Off piste long turns:
Off piste short turns:
On piste long turns:
On piste short turns:
Ease of use:
Ability Level Lower Advanced Lower Intermediate Upper Advanced Upper Intermediate
Sidecut 127-84-107
Turn radius 15.2 (159)
Lengths 151, 159, 167
Construction Stepdown sidewall
Wood core
All mountain rocker
Strengths Great in deeper conditions - easy to adjust
Weaknesses Tail can break away on hard snow

They say

A broad shovel and 84mm waist provide optimum lift, while the narrow tail helps drift and steer in tricky conditions. 

We say

Short turns on the piste were easy - the wider shovel feels as though it’s constantly looking to change direction. The overriding impression is the difference between nose and tail: the nose drives into the turn, while the relatively straight tail makes it feel forgiving coming out of it. On piste, this can sometimes work against it, as the back can lose grip. However in backcountry conditions it works well, feeling easy to adjust with a wide-enough platform to fl oat on the surface.