Read the Review Transcript: This is Rick. i just got off the Atomic Theory. I would rate this ski 5 out of 5 stars. Someone who's an intermediate all the way to an advanced skier would love this ski. There's no wood. It has a carbon backbone. Surprisingly it's really stiff. There's not a lot of chatter. Easy to initiate large, short turns. It's just an overall great all-mountain ski. One ski to do everything.