Atomic Polarity

2014

Women's All-Mountain
Salomon
Price: £335.00 (Including Bindings )
Overall:
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Ease of use:
Ability Level Lower Advanced Lower Intermediate Upper Intermediate Upper Advanced
Sidecut 120-83-104
Turn radius 14 (165)
Lengths 149, 157, 165
Construction Nose and tail rocker
Wood core
Stepdown sidewall
Strengths Very easy to use. Surprising level of grip on piste
Weaknesses Not strong enough for aggressive, technical skiers

They say

The Polarity is the newest member of the women’s Vantage collection from Atomic. It’s aimed more at entry-level all-mountain skiers who like cruising the pistes with the option to try deeper conditions. It uses rocker in the tip and tail with a stepdown sidewall for more grip.

We say

 As expected, this is an easy ski to manoeuvre. The light construction, smooth flex and rockered profile all help make the Polarity effortless to steer on the piste. However, it still has the ability to produce surprisingly good grip when tilted onto the edge. As an entry-level carving ski it works really well. However at high speeds on hard snow it will start to break away. In deeper conditions its light weight helps turning, but it will get knocked around by choppy snow.

Tester Comments

Lynn Mill
From a recreational skier’s perspective they feel good on long turns and are very easy to manoeuvre.