The 117 millimeter-waisted Automatic has Atomic’s Powder Rocker profile, where the tip and tail rocker raise nearly half the ski off the snow. No wonder testers scored it highest for flotation and lowest for carving ability, with decent stability and playfulness. “It’s hard to engage the generously rockered tip, but that said, they’re easy to pivot in tight trees and soft bumps,” Crawford said. “They float well and are easy to guide through crud piles,” Stoeger added. “They transition in soft conditions without hesitation.” Construction includes Atomic’s Step Down Sidewalls, designed to absorb vibration under the binding. The wood core is reinforced with carbon sprockets, placed on both sides of the bindings for edge grip and pop.