Posted by: citizenski | July 31, 2008

Atomic Nomad Highnoon Skis 2009

Atomic Nomad Highnoon Skis 2009

The Highnoon sits at third in Atomic’s versatile and cost-effective Nomad range. Sporting, relative to its waist, both a narrower tail and waist the Highnoon is a highly versatile ski aimed at the adventurous intermediate to advanced skier who – well I guess prefers to skid than carve.

As the tail is narrower there is less grip towards the end of the turn in the sense of a carve, this ski is designed so that you can “feather” your speed by skidding and scraping your skis over the snow rather than using the turn shape or arc to slow you down. In all a very good ski with lots of plus points – its price, weight, undoubted versatility in terms of snow conditions and terrain – but to be fair it floated my boat less so than the Crimson or Blackeye – guess if you are looking for a cruisy compromise then head for the Highnoon, I’d rather head for the Blackeye or at least the superlative Highnoon Ti version.

Skireviews.co.uk rating: 86/100

A very good pair of all-round skis for the intermediate to advanced recreational skier.

The manufacturer says this about the Atomic Nomad Highnoon Skis 2009:

Extremely light,, versatile ski with optimal performance characteristics on all-terrain, and every type of snow. With four TFC sectors in the tip, two in the tail and two in the tail and Nano reinforcement between sectors, this ski is dynamic, torsion-proof and easy to ride.

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