Can a ski be too powerful? Not if you crave G-force arcs at speed, which is why the Metron series won plenty of converts in its initial season. For others, though, it was a shade too&Austrian. Now Atomic has balanced the mix. The new M11 still aims to be as versatile as a ski can be, marrying a deep sidecut and race-sturdy construction to a waist width that likes powder as much as any midfat. But it's a more relaxed Metron--lighter, with a sidecut radius lengthened from 1112 meters up to a more versatile 1415. Its Power Channels still store and release a lot of energy, but testers found it to be just as happy in medium and long arcs as short ones.