2015/2016 Atomic Redster Doubledeck XT ski review. OnTheSnow tested this ski as part of its men’s Frontside Category.

With dimensions like 115-65.5-98, a 15.5-meter turning radius and a double titanium reinforced “power” wood core of ash and poplar, it’s no surprise that testers commented on the Redster Doubledeck 3.0 XT’s penchant for momentum. “There’s no speed limit with this ski, just a one-way ticket to fast,” says Maybon. “Bring your radar gun and racing suit.” Other race-inspired details include the third generation of Atomic’s free-gliding second layer or “deck,” as well as raised RAMP tech under the heel, designed to push your center of mass over the center of the ski. A 5 percent tip rocker wards off catching a tip at speed and the tapered sidewall, thicker near the back, aids acceleration. The Redster received high scores for carving, its lowest for versatility. “I like the great edge hold and stability on smooth terrain, but I got kicked around in bumps and crud since this race-style ski does not like to skid,” says Bills.