Atomic Redster X7

2018

Men's Piste Performance
Atomic
Price: £575.00 (with binding)
Overall:
On piste short turns:
On piste long turns:
Bumps:
Ease of use:
Suitability for level:
Ability Level Upper Intermediate Lower Advanced Upper Advanced Lower Expert Upper Expert
Sidecut 116-70-103
Turn radius 16.2m (175cm)
Lengths 156, 163, 168, 175 (1,778g)
Construction Sidewall
Titanium woodcore
Standard camber
Strengths Grippy, agile, good sidecut
Weaknesses Test skis had tuning issue

They say

Like all our Redster X range, one of the great things about this ski is the versatility of the sidecut, you can use it to ski short turns, long turns and even take it down the occasional weekend slalom race.

We say

The Redster feels like it has very strong edge hold, with the ability to grip really hard on any snow types. The sidecut feels reactive and is well judged for delivering carved turns in both short and long turns, while medium arcs on a groomed run is its sweet spot. Unfortunately the ski we tested had a tuning problem so it was difficult to judge it’s overall performance in great detail, but we suspect a well tuned pair would easily deliver the expectations of a modern piste performance ski.

 

Tester Comments

Mark Jones
Strong edge hold in long turns, felt grabby and unstable because of tuning
Pete Davison
Strong in long turns, unpredictable, tuning?