"A very nimble and lightweight ski," said Bremner of the new Cloud 9. "It's like a turn instructor." A 74 mm waist and slight rocker in the tip adds easy turn initiation. Half-cap construction at the tip and tail and Atomic's Step Down sidewalls in the binding area reduces weight, increases edge grip and dampens vibrations. "A good ski to cruise on the corduroy with," said Koehn. "It's easy to handle and has good stability while carving."