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Atomic Charter Skis 2013

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Atomic Charter Skis 2013: Bringing your backcountry game to new heights, the Atomic Charter is there day and day out for as long as your legs can last. The Charter has a light Powder Rocker for float yet versatility, proven Step Down Sidewall for lifelong durability, Ti Mega Grip for rigidity, and a Lite wood core for ultimate hikeability. Let’s face it, the Charter has unlimited abilities.

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 / 80% camber

Construction

Lite Wood Core: an ultra-lightweight wood core reduces overall weight.

The sidewall construction provides optimum cushioning and edge grip

Titanium Mega Grip delivers maximum edge grip thanks to high torsional rigidity below the binding and scores top marks in pullout tests.

Dimensions

17m @ 166cm 128.5/100/118.5, 18m @ 176cm 129.5/100/119.5, 19m @ 186cm 130.5/100/120.5

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: All-Mountain, Alpine Touring More 
  • Ability Level: Intermediate-Advanced More 
  • Rocker Type: Rocker/Camber More 
  • Turning Radius: Medium More 
  • Core/Laminates: Wood
  • Tail Type: Partial Twin Tip More 
  • Warranty: 1 Year (2 Years with Atomic Bindings)
  • Tip Width (mm): 129.5
  • Waist Width (mm): 100
  • Tail Width (mm): 119.5

Reviews

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Atomic Charter Skis 2013
 
4.0

(based on 4 reviews)

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75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good grip (3)
  • Lightweight (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses
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5.0

Excellent touring ski

By 

from Seattle, WA

About Me Advanced

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Good Grip
  • Good Spring
  • Great Flotation
  • Lightweight
  • Nimble

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Groomed Terrain
    • Powder Skiing

    Comments about Atomic Charter Skis 2013:

    Tried these out inbounds and through backcountry gates. In powder, they were ridiculously easy to turn. I don't need to talk about float, they just did. I found them way more maneuverable than I expected on the hard-pack. For a backcountry ski I wouldn't hesitate to buy these.

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    5.0

    Buy these skis if.....

    By 

    from Anywhere where there is soft snow

    About Me Expert

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Bc And Piste Really
    • Downhill
    • Powder Skiing
    • Telemarking

    Comments about Atomic Charter Skis 2013:

    I was looking for a ski that could two things well: tour well and ski hardpack at the resort well. Very difficult to find a ski that can do both well, right? The skis are either too light and deflect able for chunder at the resort or are too heavy and beastly for the BC. Well, Atomic nailed it! They can tear through breakable crust while touring and hold an edge at 40mph on hardpack at the resort.

    BTW: my other skis are the Salomon Rocker 2 115s and they are incredible skis as well. Definitely floatier (as expected)than the Atomics. The Salomon skis enjoy slarving as much as they like to be driven. The Atomics are able to starve but they much prefer to be driven like a traditional ski: down the fall line, hard.

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    (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Really disappointed

    By 

    from Tacoma, WA

    About Me Expert

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    Pros

    • Durable

    Cons

    • Not Responsive
    • Poor Grip
    • Poor Ride

    Best Uses

      Comments about Atomic Charter Skis 2013:

      Well, I really wanted to like these. I needed to replace my anti pistes because they had water damage in the cores and a broken insert. Love the antipiste as a daily driver.
      I bought these because they were almost identical in dimensions, profile, and construction. I've been out on them about a dozen days mostly touring (I'm a tele skier btw). From the get go, I had trouble getting them to initiate a turn. Tried to adjust stance, forward pressure, angulation, attitude, but nothing I did could convince these things to start a turn. The only way to get them to cross the fall line is to jump turn, and even then the tips like to hook up inconsistently when finishing the turn.
      Like I said, I've had them out about a dozen days, and each time spent every run trying to find the sweet spot. I just couldn't believe that these were so different from my k2's. I've skied a lot of skis, both tele and A/T. Every ski I've tried has either been "just fine" or a pleasant surprise. Not these!
      I still can't figure it out. I've skied pow skis, rockered skis, light skis, recommended mount, forward mount, centered in radius, back from center of radius, etc. Every other set up I've been on, I've been able to adjust to and enjoy within a run or two, if not immediately. The last time on these I swore I would not bring them to the hill again. I really tried to like these, but I won't waste another otherwise enjoyable day of skiing on them.

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      5.0

      So far a great ride.

      By 

      from Avon, CO

      About Me Advanced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Atomic Charter Skis 2013:

          I just got my new Atomic Charters a couple of weeks ago and had them set up with Marker Baron bindings for my new back country set up. I had a chance to use them just last Sunday with 15 inches of fresh snow over a few days in Breckendridge. Although not a lot open yet the snow was soft and these skis were fantastic. I was slightly worried about the 20% rocker so I went with 186 where I normally ski 177's. They were fun to ski, gripped well on the few icy patches, manageable in the bumps, and great responsiveness in turns. Most of all I didn't get any chatter or hooky feeling out of all that rocker at higher speeds. Looking forward to getting them out again soon and pushing them e little more.

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