Atomic SX 12pb (2008)

Atomic SX 12pb (2008)
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Atomic SX 12pb (2008)
Ski

Rating: / 5
Price: $1135.00
Year: 2008
Level: 3
Gender: Male
Waist Width:
Tip/Tail/Waist: 115/68/99
Lengths: 162, 169, 176, 183

Stability at speed: 3.95 / 5
Hard snow performance: 3.85 / 5
Crud performance: 3.80 / 5
Forgiveness: 3.46 / 5

The second-highest-rated ski in the category, the SX 12 dives actively into turns, pulls forcefully across the fall line, and doesn’t easily relinquish its magnetic edge grip. The stability underfoot is unmatched.

Props

Think-turn reactivity makes for even, smooth, autopilot carving. The quintessential frontside ski.

Gripes

Stiff tail makes you work to disengage from the carve. Bending into short-radius whippers is a chore.

Tester's Take

"I could not get these skis to make a bad turn." —Mike Taché