Atomic Automatic Skis 2013

(12 Reviews) sku# 58062
Atomic - Automatic Skis 2013Atomic - Automatic Skis 2013
Model Info
Zoom Enlarge
This item is

Out of Stock

But fear not - there is plenty to explore...

Shop all Atomic Shop sale Atomic

Product Info

Atomic Automatic Skis 2013: The Bent Chetler has become the staple ski for not only Chris Benchetler but also Tim Durtschi, Sage Cattabriga-Alosa and Dana Flahr. But Sage and Dana’s skiing styles are a bit more directional than that of Chris and Tim so the need for another ski was in order. Introducing the Atomic Automatic Skis, wider in the tip and waist for charging deep snow but narrower in the tail for quickness. This is a stiffer ski to provide stability for skiing bigger lines at higher speeds.

Product Details

Shape

Powder Rocker: for freeskiers who want perfect lift in powder while still desiring stability on hard snow

Flotation with 30% tip rocker / 55% camber / 15% tail rocker

Construction

Wood core

The Titanium SPB (Sprocket Power Booster) allows the skier’s energy to be directly transferred from the binding to the edges.

The combination of wood core and SPB stabilizes the Rocker area and ensures extremely smooth skiing.

Dimensions

18m @ 179cm 128/117/117, 19m @ 186cm 130/117/119, 20m @ 193cm 132/117/121

Additional Features

Step Down Sidewall: the extremely durable sidewall construction below the binding improves damping, shock absorption, and therefore edge grip. Half-cap construction at the tip and tail protects the ski from mechanical damage.

Binding Compatibility

We recommend a brake width that is equal to the ski waist width and at most 15 mm wider.

Specs

  • Terrain: Big Mountain, Powder More 
  • Skis: No Bindings
  • Ability Level: Advanced-Expert More 
  • Rocker Type: Rocker/Camber/Rocker More 
  • Turning Radius (m): 19m @ 186cm
  • Turning Radius: Medium More 
  • Core/Laminates: Wood
  • Tail Type: Full Twin Tip More 
  • Ski Awards: Powder Magazine Skier's Choice, Freeskier Editor's Pick, Ski Magazine Gold Medal Gear, Skiing Magazine Official Selection, Backcountry Magazine Editors' Choice
  • Warranty: 1 Year (2 Years with Atomic Bindings) More 
  • Tip Width (mm): 130
  • Waist Width (mm): 117
  • Tail Width (mm): 119

Other Notes

Atomic products can only be shipped within the United States

Reviews

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
Atomic Automatic Skis 2013
 
4.3

(based on 12 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Open em wide and let it slide

I have been skiing Bent Chetlers for two whole seasons, which I absolutely love. After first hearing about the Automatic and its concept I wanted to get on a pair, it wasn't until...Read complete review

I have been skiing Bent Chetlers for two whole seasons, which I absolutely love. After first hearing about the Automatic and its concept I wanted to get on a pair, it wasn't until a deep spring day I was able to grab a pair. I skied the 186, I'm 5'8 145lbs or so and ski the Benchetlers in the 183. Initially it was a bit different than I expected. I was very used to the the wider, twin-like tail on the Benchets. The Automatic's tail came around quicker and with more power. It wasn't as playful at medium speeds as my skis but they shined when you really open it up wide where little shifts in weight are needed to scrub speed. The stiffer profile and sclaed down rocker in the tail keeps it stable through chopped or at speed more so than the Bent Chetler. If you are looking for a playful, slightly narrower Bent Chetler this ski may surprise you. If you want a ski to charge lines, change directions quickly and ski away from most anything confidently this is your ski. Whether you want to mount some touring bindings like the Trakcer 16 bindings to bag some BC lines or charge your resort on some FFG 16s this ski will reward smooth aggressive skiing in all conditions.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

For the Right Skier There is Nothing Bet

I'm not the skier I reference in the title. This ski deserves 3 stars or even close to 4. The ski has a lot of pros, but the cons is why I would...Read complete review

I'm not the skier I reference in the title. This ski deserves 3 stars or even close to 4. The ski has a lot of pros, but the cons is why I would not purchase the ski for myself. The ski seems to be the love child of the Atlas and Bent Chetler, not as stiff and burly as the Atlas, but not as playful as the Bent Chetler. The ski has a tons of pop and stability at speed. When you flex this ski, it thrust you into your next turn which really inspires confidence for skiing all over the mountain. The titanium layer makes the ski light and responsive from edge to edge. With a 115+ underfoot, it has enough side cut to make skiing the groomers fun and effortless. The ski has plenty of float in the powder and with the pintail shape and less rocker in the tail, Atomic has created a stable, fat, all mountain powder ski. My overall impression is good, but it definitely lacked in a few areas for me. I thought the ski felt squirrelly when skiing through the crud at speed. With how stiff the ski is, I was surprised when I felt that the ski was a bit soft and damp when going through heavy PNW crud. How a ski handles the crud is a big determining factor for me. At slower speeds I felt like I had to work really hard to make the ski do what I want, once you speed things up…the ski seemed easier to handle, maybe a bit too unforgiving for me. Additionally, I prefer a ski that is a bit softer and has a more surfy feeling…like the Bent Chetler/Caylors/HellBents/JJ's etc. Bottom line. The Automatic is for the person that charges down anything and everything at breakneck speed. The ski has the ability to inspire confidence on anywhere on the mountain. This is a no-nonsense down to business ski.

Reviewed by 12 customers

Sort by

Displaying reviews 1-12

Back to top

(1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

For the Right Skier There is Nothing Bet

By 

from Stevens Pass

Our employees buy and use the gear we sell all the time! When our staff writes a review, we identify it with this evoCrew Staff badge.

Comments about Atomic Automatic Skis 2013:

I'm not the skier I reference in the title. This ski deserves 3 stars or even close to 4. The ski has a lot of pros, but the cons is why I would not purchase the ski for myself. The ski seems to be the love child of the Atlas and Bent Chetler, not as stiff and burly as the Atlas, but not as playful as the Bent Chetler. The ski has a tons of pop and stability at speed. When you flex this ski, it thrust you into your next turn which really inspires confidence for skiing all over the mountain. The titanium layer makes the ski light and responsive from edge to edge. With a 115+ underfoot, it has enough side cut to make skiing the groomers fun and effortless. The ski has plenty of float in the powder and with the pintail shape and less rocker in the tail, Atomic has created a stable, fat, all mountain powder ski. My overall impression is good, but it definitely lacked in a few areas for me. I thought the ski felt squirrelly when skiing through the crud at speed. With how stiff the ski is, I was surprised when I felt that the ski was a bit soft and damp when going through heavy PNW crud. How a ski handles the crud is a big determining factor for me. At slower speeds I felt like I had to work really hard to make the ski do what I want, once you speed things up…the ski seemed easier to handle, maybe a bit too unforgiving for me. Additionally, I prefer a ski that is a bit softer and has a more surfy feeling…like the Bent Chetler/Caylors/HellBents/JJ's etc. Bottom line. The Automatic is for the person that charges down anything and everything at breakneck speed. The ski has the ability to inspire confidence on anywhere on the mountain. This is a no-nonsense down to business ski.

 
5.0

Automatics rock

By 

from Seattle, Wa.

About Me Advanced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Great Flotation

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Downhill
    • Powder Skiing

    Comments about Atomic Automatic Skis 2013:

    I skied the Automatics at Alpental Today. They were great in the chopped up snow, seemed easy to turn in the bumps and were stable at the bottom of the hill when the speed got higher. I am really happy with the skis.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    4.0

    Automatics

    By 

    from Stevens Pass

    Comments about Atomic Automatic Skis 2013:

    Flatter tail really held the end of the turns well. Very solid ski. Big tips were a little too much in tight trees but edge held great on and wind blown crusty snow.

     
    5.0

    Drivin' Automatic

    By 

    from Stevens Pass

    Our employees buy and use the gear we sell all the time! When our staff writes a review, we identify it with this evoCrew Staff badge.

    Comments about Atomic Automatic Skis 2013:

    This was my favorite Atomic demo. I'm 5'10 and rode the 193 so it was definitely big for me but once I got on some steeper slopes with some speed it was awesome to blast through pillows and go really fast.

     
    4.0

    One for Everything

    By 

    from Stevens Pass

    Verified Reviewer

    Comments about Atomic Automatic Skis 2013:

    Directional ripper... If you don't ski switch and prefer soft stuff this could be your only ski. Similar to the Rossi Super 7 with a bit more power in the tail.

     
    4.0

    Super Fun Every Day Ski

    By 

    from Stevens Pass

    Our employees buy and use the gear we sell all the time! When our staff writes a review, we identify it with this evoCrew Staff badge.

    Comments about Atomic Automatic Skis 2013:

    A super lovely ski that does it all. turny when you want it but stable when you need it. This ski wants to be driven from a balanced position; it doesn't respond nearly as well if you get in the backseat. Not as much float as I expected in the foot of dense powder we tested it in, but predictable none the less. Tremendous handling in tight, steep trees.

     
    4.0

    Charges Big Lines Automatically

    By 

    from Stevens Pass

    Verified Reviewer

    Comments about Atomic Automatic Skis 2013:

    A big, strong ski, that uses the big tip rocker to crush and carve narrow chutes. The tail is unforgiving and a little skittish due to the narrower tail than the Chetler. A center mount on the 193 would be ideal.

     
    4.0

    Charges Tracked Up Heavy Snow

    By 

    from Stevens Pass

    Verified Reviewer

    Comments about Atomic Automatic Skis 2013:

    Seams to tackle heavy tracked snow really well. Floats well enough in the fresh.

     
    4.0

    Automatics

    By 

    from Stevens Pass

    Verified Reviewer

    Comments about Atomic Automatic Skis 2013:

    they floated and turned well- Wasn't able to try them on firm but similar to Rossi S7 but beefed up.

     
    5.0

    Atomic Automatic 193

    By 

    from Mission Ridge, WA

    Comments about Atomic Automatic Skis 2013:

    This ski is about what you'd expect for the likes of Sage Cattabriga-Alosa and Dana Flahr. Charging, yet not so much that it loses too much of a playful feel. The basic idea was to create a cross between the Bent chetler and the Atlas, and they seem to have pulled it off exceptionally well. Being smaller than the Chets (117mm under foot), somewhat tapered and less rockered in the tail, it certainly likes to point and go. Yet even as a more hardcore AK ski, it still holds an edge and carves beautifully on the groomers, allowing for a more playful ski than you would get from the Atlas. I would think this would be a great choice for a NW one ski quiver, as there doesn't seem to be much it can't handle. I didn't get a chance to test it in any sort of fresh pow, but I can only imagine it would be a seriously great ride. I look forward to seeing a lot more of this ski in the future!

     
    4.0

    If it's good enough for Sage

    By 

    from Seattle, WA

    Our employees buy and use the gear we sell all the time! When our staff writes a review, we identify it with this evoCrew Staff badge.

    Comments about Atomic Automatic Skis 2013:

    The Automatic is another big slugger from Atomic. It is a more directional version of the BentChetler, with a tail that is still turnier than the Atlas. In a 192, the Automatic likes to go fast, really fast. It make a big turn doesn't shutter when it hits chop. It felt very stiff underfoot and to the tail, but a little bit of tail rocker allowed it to still release, something I've always felt the Atlas was missing. I still prefer the BentChetler as it is more playful and poppy and less planky than the Automatic, but I would go with this ski if you like a full-out fast and stable ride.

     
    5.0

    Open em wide and let it slide

    By 

    from Seattle, WA

    About Me Expert

    Our employees buy and use the gear we sell all the time! When our staff writes a review, we identify it with this evoCrew Staff badge.

    Pros

    • Good Carving Ability
    • Great Flotation
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Downhill
      • Powder Skiing

      Comments about Atomic Automatic Skis 2013:

      I have been skiing Bent Chetlers for two whole seasons, which I absolutely love. After first hearing about the Automatic and its concept I wanted to get on a pair, it wasn't until a deep spring day I was able to grab a pair. I skied the 186, I'm 5'8 145lbs or so and ski the Benchetlers in the 183. Initially it was a bit different than I expected. I was very used to the the wider, twin-like tail on the Benchets. The Automatic's tail came around quicker and with more power. It wasn't as playful at medium speeds as my skis but they shined when you really open it up wide where little shifts in weight are needed to scrub speed. The stiffer profile and sclaed down rocker in the tail keeps it stable through chopped or at speed more so than the Bent Chetler. If you are looking for a playful, slightly narrower Bent Chetler this ski may surprise you. If you want a ski to charge lines, change directions quickly and ski away from most anything confidently this is your ski. Whether you want to mount some touring bindings like the Trakcer 16 bindings to bag some BC lines or charge your resort on some FFG 16s this ski will reward smooth aggressive skiing in all conditions.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      Displaying reviews 1-12

      Back to top