Atomic Vantage Wmn X 80 CTi

2018

Women's All-Mountain
Atomic
Price: £460.00 (with binding)
Overall:
Off piste long turns:
Off piste short turns:
On piste long turns:
On piste short turns:
Ease of use:
Ability Level Lower Advanced Upper Advanced Lower Expert Upper Expert
Sidecut 124-80-105
Turn radius 16.5m (167cm)
Lengths 151,159 (1,579g), 167
Construction Cap & sidewall combo
Carbon & Titanium lightweight woodcore
Tip rocker
Strengths Good, strong piste ski, really strong in long turns
Weaknesses Felt twitchy in shorts and harder work in off piste conditions

They say

Successor to the Affinity Storm, this is our widest and most progressive Vantage X W, with a Ti backbone.

We say

The Affinity is very lively at speed; it feels totally comfortable when laying out big arcs where it has strong stability and lots of response from the sidecut. The strong construction that gives a relatively stiff flex gives the ski lots of positive energy and edge hold through the whole arc. It feels at its best in long radius, fast turns where it can handle any conditions or speeds with ease. In shorter turns they feel good, but can be a bit twitchy to handle, although this may have felt different with a different state of tune on the base.

Tester Comments

Lynn Mill
A solid ski which makes even the bumpiest of slopes feel smooth. More suited to an expert skier that likes to charge the pistes hard and fast
Bella Seel
Definitely an expert ski, they feel solid and want to go fast. Felt really safe at speed