Atomic Cloud 9

2014

Women's Piste Performance
Atomic
Price: £430.00 (Including Bindings )
Overall:
On piste short turns:
On piste long turns:
Bumps:
Ease of use:
Suitability for level:
Ability Level Lower Advanced Lower Intermediate Upper Advanced Upper Intermediate
Sidecut 128-74-104
Turn radius 11 (156)
Lengths 142, 149, 156, 163
Construction Piste rocker
Stepdown sidewalls
Heel-lift
Strengths Shovel works well on entry into the turn - good in all turn-shapes
Weaknesses Can feel flat and unstable at high speeds

They say

The Cloud Nine is one of the world’s best-selling skis for women. This year sees the introduction of different technologies to make it easier to control. The rockered tip allows good turn-initiation, while step-down sidewalls give extra grip under the bindings.

We say

The Cloud 9 is a great little ski that’s really led by the wide shovel. This fore-body is eager to direct the start of the turn and makes the ski feel reactive, nimble and full of energy when tilted onto the edge. It works well in all turn-shapes, and generally it’s great fun for a good blast on the piste. At higher speeds it feels a little flat at times, with less stability. This can make it feel less inspiring - but for all-round carving on easy pistes it works well.

Tester Comments

Lynn Mill
Suitable for cruisy short and long turns on easy pistes.