Atomic Vantage 97 Ti

2019

Men's Freeride
Atomic
Price: £700.00 (with binding)
Overall:
Off piste long turns:
Off piste short turns:
On piste:
Steeps:
Ease of use:
Ability Level Lower Advanced Lower Expert Upper Advanced Upper Expert Upper Intermediate
Sidecut 131.5-97-120.5
Turn radius 19.1m (180cm)
Lengths 172, 180, 188
Construction Sidewall/Titanium mesh
Wood core
Tip & tail rocker
Strengths Great edge hold, responsive sidecut
Weaknesses Tune seemed too aggressive on our test pair, hooked up in deeper conditions

They say

Blurring the line between piste and powder as far as it can go, the Vantage 97Ti is an agile all mountain ski that can truly define the genre.

We say

The Vantage has always had great results on our test, having a great combination of usability and high performance. The test skis we tried this year had been specifically tuned to give maximum grip in the snow conditions we had. This may have skewed the feedback we got on the skis, but essentially they had massive levels of edge grip when cranked over onto big angles and felt rock solid on the piste, particularly in long turns. That high level of tune made them feel catchy and harder to predict in deep, chopped up snow, although the lightweight helps them to float up very easily.

Tester Comments

James Allen
Sharp edge grip, quite light and responsive edge to edge.
Al Morgan
Great on piste due to the power through the edge of the ski. Suited well to open slopes