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Atomic Blog Skis 2013

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Atomic Blog Skis 2013: The Atomic Blog Skis were born for going big and killing it everywhere from powder days to backcountry booters. Their super-floaty 110mm waist and powder-munching rocker design crave fields and spines steep enough to make a stunt pilot giddy. A tip-to-tail wood core provides a stable, responsive flex and traditional camber underfoot maximizes edge hold and pop. The rockered tip and tail ease upward for flotation in the deep stuff, and a unique Step-Down Sidewall construction places a half-cap construction at the tip and tail for durability and impact resistance. For 2013, Atomic is bringing you the Blog in 4 sizes.

Product Details

Shape

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

Flotation with 20% tip rocker / 60% camber / 20% tail rocker

Construction

Wood core

The combination of sidewall ski and wood core ensures lively performance and maintains the flex of the ski at all times.

Dimensions

16m @ 161cm 128/110/120, 17m @ 169cm 130/110/122, 18m @ 177cm 132/110/124, 19m @ 185cm 134/110/126

Additional Features

Step Down Sidewall: the sidewall construction below the binding improves damping, shock absorption, and therefor 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: All-Mountain, Powder More 
  • Ability Level: Intermediate-Advanced More 
  • Rocker Type: Rocker/Camber/Rocker More 
  • Turning Radius: Medium More 
  • Core/Laminates: Wood
  • Tail Type: Full Twin Tip More 
  • Ski Awards: Skiing Magazine Official Selection
  • Warranty: 1 Year (2 Years with Atomic Bindings)
  • Tip Width (mm): 132
  • Waist Width (mm): 110
  • Tail Width (mm): 124

Reviews

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Atomic Blog Skis 2013
 
4.3

(based on 16 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good carving ability (6)
  • Great flotation (6)
  • Lightweight (5)
  • Good grip (3)
  • Smooth ride (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Powder skiing (5)
  • Groomed terrain (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Expert (5), Advanced (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (8)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

The Daily Blog

So I have two seasons under my belt with the Blog. It's got enough camber to cruise around on groomers, enough rocker to float in soft snow. It's forgiving enough that if your...Read complete review

So I have two seasons under my belt with the Blog. It's got enough camber to cruise around on groomers, enough rocker to float in soft snow. It's forgiving enough that if your not a strong skier you will still have a great time on it. It's softer than the Bent Chetler or the Automatic but it works to it's advantage making it more playful when it hasn't snowed in a bit. It's great in spring slush and I have used it in the park as well. The 185 length is long enough to be stable but still fun. I'm 5'8 around 150 lbs and mount mine at the Team mark for all around versatility.

If you are looking for a ski to really charge on you'll probably be happier on the Automatic. The Blog is more playful at slower speeds and can be used for more freestyle intentions like the Bent Chetler. It has a similar sidecut radius to Chris's ski but seems softer out in the tip and tail. The two are great compliments to each other or the Blog can stand alone with it's versatility. If it hasn't snowed I like it because it has less rocker and matching taper in the tip and tail so when you need it for chasing down the last remaining powder stashes, you can have confidence the edge is there and will hold as you get around the mountain.

I haven't done it but I think touring on this would be awesome. I think it's a good width, it's super light weight, the taper makes it surfer. I think the one hesitation I would have with touring on the Blog is the flex pattern maybe being too soft in the tail when you may come into unexpected variable conditions with high speed you might waiver a bit.

I would totally recommend for the intermediate/advanced skier all the way up to an expert.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Versatile Mid-Wide

Quick & nimble, easy to maneuver in the bumps. Felt light on my feet in a 185. Would make a nice soft snow, groomer ski. Flotation was not quite up to...Read complete review

Quick & nimble, easy to maneuver in the bumps. Felt light on my feet in a 185. Would make a nice soft snow, groomer ski. Flotation was not quite up to the 12-15" of heavy fresh we encountered in the afternoon.

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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Dr. Pow Shred: Oh How I learned to Stop

By 

from Stevens Pass

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Comments about Atomic Blog Skis 2013:

While it took me a run or two to find my center, I had a great time riding deep pow on the Blog. It didn't float as well as I hoped on the really deep, heavy, untracked snow while demoing it but if you open it up and lean back it will float over anything.

(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The Daily Blog

By 

from Seattle, WA

About Me Expert

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Pros

  • Good Carving Ability
  • Great Flotation
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Downhill
    • Groomed Terrain
    • Powder Skiing

    Comments about Atomic Blog Skis 2013:

    So I have two seasons under my belt with the Blog. It's got enough camber to cruise around on groomers, enough rocker to float in soft snow. It's forgiving enough that if your not a strong skier you will still have a great time on it. It's softer than the Bent Chetler or the Automatic but it works to it's advantage making it more playful when it hasn't snowed in a bit. It's great in spring slush and I have used it in the park as well. The 185 length is long enough to be stable but still fun. I'm 5'8 around 150 lbs and mount mine at the Team mark for all around versatility.

    If you are looking for a ski to really charge on you'll probably be happier on the Automatic. The Blog is more playful at slower speeds and can be used for more freestyle intentions like the Bent Chetler. It has a similar sidecut radius to Chris's ski but seems softer out in the tip and tail. The two are great compliments to each other or the Blog can stand alone with it's versatility. If it hasn't snowed I like it because it has less rocker and matching taper in the tip and tail so when you need it for chasing down the last remaining powder stashes, you can have confidence the edge is there and will hold as you get around the mountain.

    I haven't done it but I think touring on this would be awesome. I think it's a good width, it's super light weight, the taper makes it surfer. I think the one hesitation I would have with touring on the Blog is the flex pattern maybe being too soft in the tail when you may come into unexpected variable conditions with high speed you might waiver a bit.

    I would totally recommend for the intermediate/advanced skier all the way up to an expert.

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    • No

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Versatility at its best

    By 

    from Breckenridge, CO

    About Me Expert

    Pros

    • Good Carving Ability
    • Good Grip
    • Great Flotation
    • Lightweight
    • Smooth Ride
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Freeskiing
      • Groomed Terrain
      • Powder Skiing

      Comments about Atomic Blog Skis 2013:

      The Blog could be one of the funniest names for a ski, yet tears the mountain with joking. This ski performs excellently through the trees, on crud, and in the backcountry bowls. I have taken this thing to the top of Breck (13000+ft elevation), skied the groomers, and busted some moves in the park. These guys are lighter than my K2 Recoils (jib, all-mountain ski), yet phat enough for the sheer dominance and flotation of the whole mountain. My friend, owner of Armada JJ's, loves this ski almost as much as his JJ's. Almost. Atomic continues to develop some great product here with the Blog. I've skied most every type of ski, and couldn't be happier with this one.

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      • No

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Versatile Mid-Wide

      By 

      from Stevens Pass

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      Comments about Atomic Blog Skis 2013:

      Quick & nimble, easy to maneuver in the bumps. Felt light on my feet in a 185. Would make a nice soft snow, groomer ski. Flotation was not quite up to the 12-15" of heavy fresh we encountered in the afternoon.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Rad Ski

      By 

      from Stevens Pass

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      Comments about Atomic Blog Skis 2013:

      Great all mtn ski. Skis the deep and the steep with ease. I struggled a little bit in the really deep snow but back on the hard pack the ski railed edge to edge. I also like the amount of rocker in the tip.

      (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      177 Blog Demo

      By 

      from Stevens Pass

      Comments about Atomic Blog Skis 2013:

      If the 183 Bent Chetlers are surfy and turny , these are too much. Really sensative ski. If your weight is a little off, you spin out. Didn't float as well either. Could have been because it was the end of the day so I was weaker and tired.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Solid

      By 

      from Stevens Pass

      Comments about Atomic Blog Skis 2013:

      Nice all around ski for intermediate skiers. More advanced skiers might want something a little sexier. Cuts trough crud and powder well.

      (1 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      BLOG!

      By 

      from Mission Ridge, WA

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      Comments about Atomic Blog Skis 2013:

      Atomic's Blog is a big 'ol banana of a ski with tons of rocker and very little camber. That said, the Blogs are a geared to toward a singular environment, powder, powder and, yup, powder. Float with ease on the these but be aware of your speed on the groomers as some excessive chattering can ensue as you turn on the jets. The sticks give new meaning to flotation.

       
      4.0

      Looks great !!! Will use next year.

      By 

      from Irvine, CA

      About Me Advanced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Atomic Blog Skis 2013:

          Will be used next season.

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          5.0

          So far so good!!

          By 

          from Taos, NM

          About Me Advanced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Great Flotation

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Crud
            • Powder

            Comments about Atomic Blog Skis 2013:

            I got these skis just in time for the 2+ feet of snow and they were some fat fun! I telemark and have my ntn set-up on them and so far so good. I have not used them much on hardpack/bumps/etc but have a feeling they might be ok as they seem to be quick to turn. Great price and happy with purchase, THANKS Evo!!

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            5.0

            Best Skis!!

            By 

            from Bremerton, WA

            About Me Advanced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Carving Ability
            • Great Flotation
            • Lightweight
            • Mounting Ability

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • All-mountain
              • Powder Skiing

              Comments about Atomic Blog Skis 2013:

              This is an amazing ski! I highly recommend, it is great for all mountain and powder skiing. The graphics are really cool and they don't get banged up. perfect for center mounting if you are looking to ski backward also. outstanding everywhere on the mountain and floats through the POW! 5 out of 5.

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              5.0

              perfect

              By 

              from USA

              About Me Expert

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Atomic Blog Skis 2013:

                    perfect gift

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes
                     
                    5.0

                    Blogs

                    By 

                    from Boulder, CO

                    About Me Expert

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Good Carving Ability
                    • Great Flotation
                    • Smooth Ride

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Powder Skiing

                      Comments about Atomic Blog Skis 2013:

                      The blogs offer a great intermediate between my park bangers and my 136 waist hellbents. The hybrid of reverse camber tips and traditional camber underfoot offers a wide variety performance.

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                      • No
                       
                      5.0

                      Perfect AT skis

                      By 

                      from JAY PEAK vt

                      About Me Professional

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Big Sweet Spot
                      • Good Carving Ability
                      • Good Grip
                      • Great Flotation
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                      • Wimpy Tail For Tail Skier

                      Best Uses

                      • Miracle On At Jaunts
                      • Moguls
                      • Powder Skiing

                      Comments about Atomic Blog Skis 2013:

                      I set my mid boot line for mounting bindings on the furthest dash back, on the rear of ski. I found if you sit way back on tails, the tails will cause you to rare up like a stallion horse. In this rear binding setting, when in powder, you can stand neutral and float sweetly. Leaning forward in 48" fresh powder will submerge about 18". Champaigne powder even deeper. Knee deep powder and you'll be able to see your boots.

                      Packed powder on-piste trails are a skier's dream on the Blogs. I equate it to having a cheat sheet when taking a test. The sweet spot allows you to come in and out of fresh powder to packed powder without even feeling the least flinch. Crud and corn snow are sooo simple on these skis. I did find the tips chattering when speeding on cruisers.

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                      • No
                       
                      4.0

                      The Blog Rips

                      By 

                      from Killington Vt

                      About Me Expert

                      Pros

                      • Good Carving Ability
                      • Good Grip
                      • Smooth Ride

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Downhill
                        • Groomed Terrain

                        Comments about Atomic Blog Skis 2013:

                        Bought these for travel skis on a recommendation. Took them out on Killington vt hard pack to check them out. Have now skied them multiple days on true vt hard pack and they are bomber. 5 9 and 170 bought the 185. Have not found the speed limit on these and just love to be pointed Getting strange looks on the chair skiing such huge boards on bulletproof and even better looks as these skis rip huge arcs down the groomed steeps. Can't wait to ski these on western snow. Almost bought the Nordica helldorados but did not want the metal. Have faith. These are game on. Buy them long.

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                        • No

                        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        The Blog

                        By 

                        from Stevens Pass

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Comments about Atomic Blog Skis 2013:

                        Sinks some in powder, but more control on the flats

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