2014 Review: Powerful and precise, the Atomic Nomad Blackeye Ti is an agile frontside machine with all-mountain versatility. The titanium-reinforced wood core provides a backbone that rails on the firmest surfaces, while a bit of tip rocker eases turn initiation and helps the ski plane higher in ungroomed snow. Slighly narrower than its acclaimed cousin, the Nomad Crimson Ti, the Blackeye benefits from the same world-class construction, but is a bit quicker edge-to-edge and, thus, more focused on slaying groomed snow. With the proprietary ARC Technology, power from the skier is focused in one central area on the ski through the turn for smooth, damp carving. A lively plank with unimpeachable edge grip and stability to spare, the Nomad Blackeye Ti is an ideal everyday east coast ski, and should be near the top of the list for western skiers who spend most of their time on the frontside.
Ski Features: Wood core plus 2 layers of titanium ARC Technology Step Down Sidewall 2.0 Rocker profile: 15% rocker/85% camber
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Semi Twin Tip
Based in Salzburg, Austria; Atomic is owned by Amer Sports and has been in the ski industry since 1955. Atomic has always been on the cutting edge of ski technology and has consistently produced skis popular among those look for exceptional carving skis. Unlike many companies known for their race skis, Atomic skis are very well balanced and are not overly stiff. Their most recent Nomad men's series is lauded by those who have skied it: light yet strong, firm yet lively.