The Snowsports Industries America (SIA) Snow Show in Denver, Colorado, is the largest gathering of the winter sports industry. Mr. Luxury Ski reports from the show floor for the scoop on NEXT winter's hottest gear.
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The skis in Atomic's new Vantage X series maximize the brand's Austrian race heritage for uncompromising on-piste control. The ski's Exo Profile technology slashes weight by up to 20 percent over other resort sticks, and the race-inspired shape and thin waist provide easy initiation into perfect arching turns. These skis can handle whatever the mountain can throw at them thanks to new Carbon Tank Mesh construction that stabilizes the skis through carves and reduces chatter on hardpack.
Freeride pros Sage Cattabriga-Alosa and Dana Flair are among the brains behind Atomic's new Backland FR 117. This powder charger features HRZN Tech in the tips to add 10 percent more surface area and minimize tip deflection without adding any swing weight. A carbon backbone an light poplar woodcutter cuts weight by 10 percent from the previous Automatic 117 model while increasing agility and stability.
Atomic's latest addition to the HAWX ski boot system, Hawx Ultra 130 is the company's lightest boot ever, weighing in at 1680 grams per boot -- 25 percent lighter than any of the company's previous offerings. A new Progressive Shell reinforces key zones but reduces wall thickness to cut weight even while new Energy Backbone tech below the cuff fortifies it and helps transmit energy through the boot and into the ski. A new Memory Fit 3D liner eliminates pressure points to keep your feet and ankles comfy all day long.
Available at Atomic.