The newly updated Crimson Ti received high marks for stability and carving ability. "This ski can make railroad track turns all day long," Bristow said. "It's stable and quick moving between the chop and the groomers." Some of the updates include a slightly narrower 86-millimeter waist, tip rocker and a new one-piece iteration of the Step Down Sidewall. The Crimson Ti has a wood and titanium core plus Atomic's new ARC technology, which acts like a bow with all the force focused onto one spot for a natural flex. According to Gaudet, "the ski felt a little tip-heavy, but all in all, a solid, fast set of boards that’s most at home on the hardpacked."