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2017 Atomic Vantage X 83 CTI Ski Review

2017 Atomic Vantage X 83 CTI brings new meaning to All- Mountain Ripper

 

Don’t be afraid of this bright orange graphic or aggressive, race look. The 2017 Atomic Vantage X 83 CTI is an All- Mountain, Frontside dominator. “Rippah!” as I put it, this ski is all there. I was fortune enough to be able to test this ski out at our Season Tuner Appreciation Demo Day where vendors of major brands we carry showed up to offer our season tuners a chance to test 2017 skis and snowboards. A short break between photos and videos lent me the chance to test a few of the skis for next year, the 2017 Atomic Vantage X 83 CTI standing out amongst all the skis I tried.

Mellow, casual skiers all the way up to the Olympian World Cup medalists had something good to say about this ski and I expect it to fly off the wall this fall. With minimal rocker (only 10% in the tip) and no rocker in tail this ski is all edge. Even in the softer spring snow up top this ski was still forgiving enough to not completely feel off balance. Then I get to a steeper pitch that hasn’t been exposed all morning and got to navigate firm hardpack, the perfect mixture for ski testing if you ask me. Arms, up weight forward and carve and carve I did because you could lay this ski all the way over, even over ice and it would carve perfect turns, no sliding sideways just perfect turns. I got to the bottom, looked at the rep and said, “Wow!” Will I buy this ski next season? You bet your ass I will!


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