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Atomic Vantage 90 CTI Ski Test Results 2016

- published September 2015

91

2015

RATINGS

Responsiveness
9
Float
8
Versatility
9
Stability
9
Carving
8
Value
8
GEAR INSTITUTE RATING
91

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THE GOOD

  • Versatile
  • Very skiable
  • Great edge hold
  • Responsive
  • Lively ski

THE BAD

  • Less high performance at slower speeds
  • Little bit less carve-ability than skis like the Brahma

THE VERDICT

Atomic's Vantage 90 CTI is easily one of the most versatile skis we tested in this category. It satisfied the race-types, the freeskiers, and even some of the less technical skiers. It's a great buy.

FULL REVIEW

This is the quiver-of-one all mountain frontside ski. It brought together our various race, freestyle, and less technical testers like no other ski. Its All Mountain Rocker design (75 percent camber underfoot, with 15 percent rocker in the top for turn initiation and 10 rocker in the tail for schmear) ensured quick turn initiation and the ability to choose your own radius, while a Power Woodcore, Carbon Tank Mesh and Titanium Insert bring stability and superior edgehold.

There is little to nothing to ding here, except that the Vantage 90 CTI did lose some of its wow factor at slower speeds. It was only narrowly edged for Best in Class by the Blizzard Brahma in this category, and that is an expert only ski. If you want all-around versatility and all-season response, then this is your new ski.

How We Tested It

All skis in this test were tested over two days of introductory testing at Copper Mountain, Colorado, and three days of intensive head-to-head testing at Snowbird, Utah.

The products featured in this test have been loaned to the Gear Institute. For more on our policies regarding editorial objectivity and sample returns, see here.

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MSRP
LOW PRICE
$725.00
Support Gear Institute. If you make a purchase after clicking on the links above, a portion of the sale helps support this site.

RATINGS

Responsiveness
9
Float
8
Versatility
9
Stability
9
Carving
8
Value
8
GEAR INSTITUTE RATING
91

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