The new Atomic Blackeye is a great ski for the beginner to intermediate. Atomics Cap Fiber Construction with a Step Down Sidewall 2.0 makes this ski very easy to control, not requiring too much technique or skill to make it react how and when you want it to. The Step Down Sidewall protects the tip and tail from damage, lowers the swing weight of the ski, making it easier to turn, and still will give you grip on the snow for carving. Atomics new ARC Technology gives the Blackeye a deep, natural flex, and adds some vibration dampening ability, to give you a ski that will adapt to different terrain easier, keep the ski/boot interface floating freely, and keep you more stable at higher speeds. It is one of the most advanced binding systems ever. The Blackeye uses Atomics All Mountain Rocker that has 85% of the ski with traditional camber underfoot to keep you engaged in your turns, and stable at speed, while the tip has 15% rocker to help you initiate turns effortlessly. If you are a new or mellow skier looking for a ride that will be easy for you to turn, quick to react when you want it to, and be stable as fast as you are going to push it, the fresh design of the Atomic Blackeye will do the trick.
These are my husband's first ski. He has only been skiing two years but liked it enough to commit to his own set of skis. The Atomic Blackeye were a great choice. He says they are smooth and fast compared to the rentals, and they are easy enough for him to manuever. Skis.com shipped promptly and they arrived in about 5 days beautifully packed and in perect condition. Very happy with product and service!
Hi, I'm Kevin. I just got off the brand new Blackeye from Atomic. Updated ski this year, totally new shape, little bit of technology juice into this. I give it 4 out of 5 stars overall. Arc technology in the binding, it's a central binding mounting point, so this ski was very very responsive compared to the older one. New step down sidewall definitely added some edge grip under foot. If you're an advancing intermediate or an athletic beginner, I think this would be a great option for you. At 81 at the waist, it's very versatile. The rocker and the tip made it very easy to initiate the turn, it's just a very very versatile, all around, all mountain ski for that guy that's really looking for something to boost his confidence, you know, maybe step up off that rental equipment and really get better very quickly, definitely check out the Blackeye.
I'm Rick, just got off the Atomic Blackeye. I'd rate this ski 4 out of 5 stars. If someone's looking to get into skiing, the price point is great on this ski. It's really easy to initiate turns, really forgiving, nice and soft, but again, at high speeds, it does begin to chatter. Great beginner ski.
I'm Adam and I was just skiing on the Atomic Nomad Blackeye. I give this ski 4 out of 5 stars. It's a great skiing ski for its price point. Good ski for that mellow, intermediate somebody looking to advance in their skiing and find a ski that can do it with them. A little bit of rocker in the tip, little bit of sidewall. Really forgiving, really easy, nice and quick, short turns it worked out very well for. It's not the most stable ski for longer turns, but good, quick, tight turner. 4 out of 5.
Hi, this Hans and I just came off the Atomic Blackeye. If you're coming off rental skis, you're buying your first pair of skis, this is perfect ski for you. It will let you do pretty much anything; you can go into real slow, sliding turns; you put an edge, it will hold pretty well. It will chatter a little bit in higher speeds, but I give this ski a 3 out of 5. Great beginner ski.