Atomic Ritual

3.31 / 5
Rating
Aug 29, 2012
The new All-Mountain Vantage series features Atomic's new Backbone Technology with its vertebrae-inspired strip of titanium integrated into the wood core for the efficient energy transfer that metal provides—but with a softer flex. Along with Atomic's Step Down Sidewall construction, the backbone helps to absorb and dampen vibrations while increasing edge grip. Fans of Atomic's race-inspired skis may not be looking for what Crawford called "a surfy and easy feeling" in the Ritual. Testers agree—the Ritual's strong suit is soft snow, thanks to a 103 mm waist, soft tip and a generous amount of tip and tail rocker. "It's best performance is in powder and chop," said Ertl.

Ritual Specs

  • Category ALL MOUNTAIN
  • Editors' Choice
  • MSRP $ 879
  • Price flat?
  • Gender Men's
  • Core Wood, titanium
  • Turning radius 19 at 177
  • Lengths (in cm) 174-182-190
  • Sidecut 130-103-119
  • Rating
    3.31
  • Carving
    2.75
  • Playfulness
    3.31
  • Versatility
    3.50
  • Stability
    3.00
  • Float
    4.00
Ritual - Atomic
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