The Atomic Affinity Storm is a great ski for strong intermediates to expert skiers The 84mm waist is wide enough to tackle crud or variable snow conditions, while maintaining a very agile feeling allowing you to make tight turns. Stepdown Sidewall Construction has a cap construction in the tip and tail to increase maneuverability, a vertical sidewall under the binding platform for edge hold on firm snow. The Light Woodcore is made from Poplar that gives the Storm a light feeling. A single layer of Titanium is placed underneath the wood to give you stability, and prevents the ski from twisting as you speed down a steep, freshly groomed black diamond. Atomic uses a V-Shape meaning that the tip is wider than the tail that reduces muscle strain and fatigue, while being easier to control. The Storm is made with Atomic's All Mountain Rocker that has tip rocker that will initiate turns easier for you. Camber underfoot and in the tail will give you a spring or rebound to transfer energy from one ski to the next, and improve your edge hold on firm snow. If you need a ski that will be stable in variable snow conditions while having a light and snappy feeling for the front side, grab your gear because the Atomic Affinity Storm is a brewing!
Hi, I'm Jessica and I just got off the Atomic Affinity Storm. I give this ski a 3.5 out of 5 stars. This ski is going to be more for your advanced intermediate to advanced level skier. It's a little bit stiffer but it also handles well at slower speeds as well. I'm a little bit of a slower skier myself but it held a great edge for me but I can see this ski being great for somebody who likes to get it up to speed, do a little bit hard-charging on this. You might start your day on skiing fast then you want to slow it down mid-afternoon, later in the night, you can definitely use this ski. It's 84 underfoot so it did really good on the hard pack and with the light powder that we're getting today it held well there as well. Again, 3.5 out of 5 stars.
Hi, I'm Julie. I just got off the Atomic Affinity Storm. I give this ski a 4 out of 5 star rating. I thought it was a really nice versatile ski for a wider waist width. It really handled a variety of choppy snow conditions and a little bit of softer snow really well. It made great short radius turns as well as medium turns. Really easy to ski. Especially from a neutral body position it really has a nice sweet spot kind of right out of the toe and the binding there. So, if you tend to ski in a more upright, little bit more neutral stance, this can be a really complimentary ski to your style.
Hi, I'm Linda. I just finished skiing the Atomic Affinity Storm. I give this 5 out of 5 stars. It is an all-mountain, frontside, fabulous ski. It turns. It does long, short edges. It goes over crud. It is very fun and versatile. 5 out of 5.
Hi, I'm Monica and I just got off the Atomic Affinity Storm. It's a really great ski for intermediate to an expert. You're going to have a lot of fun with this ski. It's very playful. It holds a great edge. Makes great turns. A lot of fun. A lot of, you know, bounce back, just some really fun skiing. Enjoy it. I give it a 5 out of 5.
A: The Affinity Storm sounds like a great option for you if you are going to be spending the majority of your time on the groomed trails. Based on your weight and ability the 158cm would be the best size for you.
Answered : Aug 22, 2016
By : Adam, Midwest
Q: I am 5'6" and 117 lbs advanced skier. What length do you recommend? 151 and 159 are available. 151 seems short.
A: Based on your weight and ability, I would recommend the 151cm, if you are on the more aggressive side you can step it up to the 159cm. Your weight is the most determining factor when selecting ski length, your aggressiveness is the next most important factor.