Atomic Access Skis 2012

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So you’ve been working on your game and now you’re looking to take your skiing away from the hard stuff and into the deep? The Atomic Access Skis are perfect for powder, ice and everything in between. With a 100mm waist, the Atomic Access Skis effortlessly maneuver in any situation. The Power Rocker 10 at the tip allows you to float like the wider skis, while Step Down Sidewall construction ensures reliable stability even on harder snow because, although powder is fun, you have to get back to the lift somehow.

Product Details

Shape

Power Rocker with a generous amount of reverse camber in the tip maximizes float without sacrificing powerful turning ability.

Traditional camber underfoot through the tail provides added edge hold on hardpack. Slight early taper with early contact points in the tip and tail allows for easy turning and less catchy edges.

Construction

Step Down Sidewall L2 construction improves edge-hold underfoot with half-cap construction at the tip and tail to protect the ski from mechanical damage.

Flex

Tip-to-tail Wood core gives you a predictable flex all day long and for seasons to come.

Cap construction in the tip and tail allow the ski to be softer in just the right places.

Binding Compatibility

Requires brake width of at least 100mm

Specs

  • Terrain: All-Mountain, Alpine Touring More 
  • Ability Level: Advanced-Expert More 
  • Rocker Type: Rocker/Camber More 
  • Turning Radius: Medium More 
  • Core/Laminates: Wood
  • Tail Type: Partial Twin Tip More 
  • Warranty: 1 Year More 
Size (cm) 151 161 171 181 191
Tip Width (mm) 126.5 127.5 128.5 129.5 130.5
Waist Width (mm) 100 100 100 100 100
Tail Width (mm) 118.5 119.5 120.5 121.5 122.5
Turning Radius (m) 14 16 18 20 22

Other Notes

Atomic products can only be shipped within the United States

Reviews

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Atomic Access Skis 2012
 
4.6

(based on 11 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (8)
  • Good carving ability (7)
  • Great flotation (7)
  • Good grip (6)
  • Smooth ride (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Powder skiing (7)
  • Downhill (6)
  • Groomed terrain (4)
  • Moguls (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Expert (9)
    • Was this a gift?:
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(7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

New standard for all around

By 

from Salt Lake

About Me Expert

Pros

  • Great Flotation
  • Lightweight
  • Smooth Ride

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Moguls
    • Powder
    • Telemarking

    Comments about Atomic Access Skis 2012:

    I skied the big Alta 2012 demo day last spring. I tried many wide and rockered skis. There was about 18" of new. Liked a lot of the skis. I tried these since the next pair I wanted was unavailable. I went from not expecting much to being blown away. They do so much so well. The biggest surprise was the bumps for a wide rockered tip. I'm getting a pair of these.

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    • No

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Awesome Skis

    By 

    from USA

    About Me Expert

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Good Carving Ability
    • Good Grip
    • Great Flotation
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Downhill
      • Powder

      Comments about Atomic Access Skis 2012:

      Rented these for a week in UT, Very Impressed with the stability, flotation in deep powder and easy quick turning. Here they are in Solitude UT in action on groomed trail: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sUBZ6yF29-M

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      • No

      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Good Intermediate Western All-Mountain

      By 

      from Washington, DC

      About Me Expert

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Good Carving Ability
      • Great Flotation
      • Smooth Ride

      Cons

      • Soft

      Best Uses

      • Choppy snow
      • Powder Skiing

      Comments about Atomic Access Skis 2012:

      This would make a great choice for an Intermediate/Advanced all-mountain ski if you're out west. It is a bit soft to really stomp on the edge if you are a really expert skier (I've been skiing for 30+ years, but I'm light enough that it wasn't too mushy underfoot), but if you ski less aggressively this would feel nice. The high tip a decent waist let it skim over the crud and springtime slush piles, and while I didn't find any deep powder this year, I am pretty sure these would have a nice amount of float. I also skied these on some good New England manmade packed powder, and they were surprisingly good these, and with some weight on the edge they carved better than I expect.

      Full Disclosure: I won these as a door prize at a ski movie, I didn't purchase them myself.

      Ultimately I wouldn't recommend these for an aggressive expert skier, but if you primarily ski out west and are an intermediate/advanced skier, these would make a pretty solid choice for an all-mountain ski!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Awesome performance, very quick

      By 

      from Aspen, CO

      About Me Expert

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Good Carving Ability
      • Good Grip
      • Great Flotation
      • Lightweight
      • Scratch Resistant

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Downhill
        • Groomed Terrain
        • Powder Skiing

        Comments about Atomic Access Skis 2012:

        Had to wait for some real snow and it was worth it. I love this ski and highly recommend it. It's like cheating!!

        Only complaint is limited or no vibration control on hard or icy surfaces,.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        4.0

        These skis like to play

        By 

        from Idaho

        About Me Expert

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Carving Ability
        • Good Grip
        • Lightweight
        • Smooth Ride

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Downhill
          • Groomed Terrain
          • Moguls
          • Powder Skiing

          Comments about Atomic Access Skis 2012:

          I put Dynafit bindings on these to use as a backcountry ski. I've only had the chance to ski them one day in the resort but I loved them! I'm an aggressive skier and found I had to dial back the power a bit but that's okay sometimes. Very playful and poppy, easy turn initiation because of the early tip and tail taper. They carve better than a 100mm waist would suggest! The conditions were heeeeeaaavvvy mashed potatoes off the groomers so I discovered they need a little more muscle for the sticky heavy stuff. I haven't explored the powder with them--my guess would be that they will float very well in the light stuff, given their nice gradual tip rocker. They ski pretty short so if you're going to rail the groomers all day I would go longer than what you normally ski. I wouldn't recommend them if you want a stiff hard-charging powder ski. If you want a lively and fun ski that you don't have to switch out when the conditions change, then these are just the ticket! Stoked to try them out in the backcountry!

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          • No
           
          5.0

          Awesome ski

          By 

          from slc, ut

          About Me Expert

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Good Grip
          • Great Flotation
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Downhill
            • Groomed Terrain
            • Powder Skiing

            Comments about Atomic Access Skis 2012:

            Awesome ski, floats me in powder just as I needed!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            Amazing performer

            By 

            from Ft. Lauderdale, FL

            About Me Expert

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Good Carving Ability
            • Great Flotation
            • Lightweight
            • Smooth Ride

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • All Mountain
              • Moguls
              • Powder Skiing

              Comments about Atomic Access Skis 2012:

              This ski is good in all conditions and performs like many high performance skis with much narrower waist lines. These skis are not for those who don't bend them in the middle as they will chatter. During a week long trip in Vail I skied many moguls, some powder and alot of groomers and was very pleased with the performance edge to edge, the rocker profile makes the ski float through terrain that usually causes some bumps and grinds. But I will emphasize that they play nice when standing in the center and not quite as sweet if in the back seat. Overall for a 100mm under foot ski they are fun, fun, fun.

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              • No
               
              5.0

              access after 1997

              By 

              from bethel island ca

              About Me Advanced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Good Carving Ability
              • Good Grip
              • Great Flotation
              • Smooth Ride

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Downhill
                • Powder Skiing

                Comments about Atomic Access Skis 2012:

                well i went snow sking for the first time since 1997 and i did great , i didnt fall once, had a great day learning again to snow ski after snow boarding for years , these skis are great they work great when you have alot of snow , not so great on hard pac but they never let me fall , felt very comfortable on them, felt to long at first but then at the middle of the day they were old friends

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                • No
                 
                4.0

                Awesome Ski

                By 

                from Boulder, CO

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                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Good Carving Ability
                • Good Grip
                • Lightweight
                • Smooth Ride

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Downhill
                  • Groomed Terrain
                  • Powder Skiing

                  Comments about Atomic Access Skis 2012:

                  I love this ski. It's durable, responsive, and lively. The bases are really strong and take a beating. It's great for powder days with up to 12" of new snow but not much more snow than that. Otherwise you might as well buy the Bent-chetler if those are the conditions you ride everyday (lucky!). I was really surprised by the Access's performance on hardpack. This thing loves to carve. However, it's not to great for moguls but what do you expect from a powder ski. I gave it 4 stars because its not exactly a big mountain charging ski. You might want to go with something a little stiffer instead (Moment Bibby Pro, ON3P Caylor, 4FRNT Renegade).

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                  • No
                   
                  5.0

                  This ski in one word easy!!!

                  By 

                  from Michigan

                  About Me Expert

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Easy to ski
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                  • NONE

                  Best Uses

                  • All but ice

                  Comments about Atomic Access Skis 2012:

                  A good ski for all conditions but ice.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  5.0

                  Rippin With evo

                  By 

                  from Stevens Pass

                  Comments about Atomic Access Skis 2012:

                  A great overall ski from hard pack to a little dust on hard to powder. Slips from one to another snow quality with very little effort.

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