Atomic Thug (2007)

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Rating: / 5
Price: $995.00
Year: 2007
Level: 3
Gender: Male
Waist Width:
Tip/Tail/Waist: 140/120/133
Lengths: 181, 192

Stability at speed: 3.34 / 5
Hard snow performance: 1.20 / 5
Crud performance: 3.24 / 5
Forgiveness: 1.20 / 5

The name says it all: This ski floats, but in a high-speed, hold-on-to-your-jock kind of way. One of the least surfy skis tested—it needs to be actively decambered to turn. Penetrates the snowpack when you tip it on edge. gripes: Tough to release the tail and slide. props: It’s no thug when it comes to the sweet spot. A stable, forgiving ride—despite its bad-boy nature. tester’s take: "The Thug is a straight-running marvel." —Will Burks