Now in their second season the Atomic Nomad range spans 9 different pairs of skis, the Blackeye is cosseted firmly in the centre.
Sporting a 79 mm waist this is no “Super-Model” slim slalom ski but a very nimble all-rounder with a light core, and agile manners.
Very easy to get along with on the groomed runs the Blackeye is sleek to behold and can carve sleek carves at a medium radius. A little livelier for general European skiing in that they are more agile through bumps or on firm-snow than the Atomic’s 86 mm Crimson – yet the Blackeye still provides a touch of support when in fresh powder so they are a great choice for the snappier intermediate to advanced skier.
Still the Blackeye is best in fairly tame hands is not an economical replacement for a top-end pair of advanced or expert skis. If it is all-round performance at a great price that you are looking for then do check out the Blackeye, if you want to up the ante a touch more then plump for the Ti version, now you will really start to feel some bite and a dabble of power.
skireviews.co.uk rating – 90/100
An excellent, sporty allrounder – try the Ti version for more blasts.
The manufacturer says this about the Atomic Nomad Blackeye Skis 2009:
Make the mark in the unending white snow. The superior futuristic Nomad for athletic, demanding ski design purists. With six TFC sectors in the tip and four in the tail of the ski, the technology is also some of the finest on the slopes. For perfect enjoyment all over the world.