“True Versatility”: that’s what tester and reviewer Stijn van Oss writes on the evaluation / score form of the Atomic Vantage. As far as he is concerned you can also send any skier down the slopes on this ski.
A Bluebird day. The sun is shining in a massively blue sky, temperatures constantly and freshly just a few degrees below zero (celsius). The fresh snow of the day before remained nice and dry all day and the slopes were therefore quite soft. At the end of the day I skied a bit “up” and in some parts a bit messy.
Piste oriented, but due to the width under the binding you can take the ski off-piste as well. Without it being a freeride ski. Atomic says agrees with us by saying the Vantage is a “progressive piste ski” with which you can also take to the “side piste”. The ski is nice and light, with reinforced wide walls, but in the middle of the ski especially in front of your bindings, the ski is made extremely thin to save weight. So thin that you can see through the ski.
You also feel that lightness according to Stijn. That ski is very easy to use, behaves well in both hard (icy) and softer conditions. With a radius of 17 meters, the ski is especially comfortable in medium curves, but also short and explosive, the ski responds well. Going to make long fast carves helps the stability on the edges give you a lot of confidence. Good grip, but also good float.
A VERY broad target group, Stijn notes, in particular because of the low weight of the ski. Enough width and a radius that gives confidence.