The updated Blackeye Ti got the testers’ attention because of its stability and was dubbed "bombproof" by Bristow and "solid and smooth" by Dittmar. Atomic added new ARC Technology to the Nomad series, designed to distribute flex evenly along the length of the ski. The Blackeye Ti has an 81-millimeter waist, tip rise and Atomic’s new iteration of Step Down Sidewalls. Core construction includes wood and titanium, and testers agreed it was too stiff to be forgiving in bumps. "This is for heavy, fast and aggressive skiers," Gaudet recommended. "It can smooth out the roughest snow. It's heavy but stable and wants to stay on edge. For a Frontside ski, it's fun off the groomers."