Atomic Cloud 9

2016

Women's Piste Performance
Atomic
Price: £440.00 (with binding)
Overall:
On piste short turns:
On piste long turns:
Bumps:
Ease of use:
Suitability for level:
Ability Level Lower Advanced Lower Expert Lower Intermediate Upper Advanced Upper Expert Upper Intermediate
Sidecut 128-74-104
Turn radius 11m (156cm)
Lengths 142, 149, 156 (1,710g), 163
Construction Cap & sidewall combo
Titanium & synthetic core
Tip rocker
Strengths Easy to use, very accessible for more entry level skiers
Weaknesses Loses performance at the higher end of the scale

They say

One of the world’s best selling piste skis for female skiers, revamped with Atomic’s revolutionary ARC technology.

We say

This is another ski which is exceptionally easy to use. It’s no effort to steer and initiate the turn, particularly at lower speeds and feels really forgiving when skidding or adjusting through the arc. At higher speeds making carved turns it grips well and would suit most advanced skiers but it does have its limits, on hard snow at big speeds it loses some grip due to its softer flex and doesn’t have as much inherent stability as some of the stronger skis we tried in this test.

Tester Comments

Steph Ede
Better and more lively for longer carved turns, however got ‘pinged’ a few times due to its soft flex
Lynn Sharp
An easy ski though best skied gently and it will perform well