Why we chose the Atomic Maven 93 C: Stiff, grippy, lightweight
Lengths (cm): 156, 164, 172
Sidecut (mm): 126 / 93 / 110 (164cm)
Radius: 16.5m (164cm)
Rocker Profile: Rocker-Camber-Rocker
Weight (per ski): 1,630g (172cm)
Price: ÂŁ550 / â‚¬650 / $650
Atomic are arriving relatively late to the game with their take on modern, directional all-mountain skis â€“ the Maverick and Mavens. The Austrian ski brand have made a name for themselves as maestros of race/piste machines and freeride quivers with their legendary Redster and Bent Chetler series, but up until now, have lacked a ski that blends the two.
“The Queen of the Maven range, the 93C is the widest and highest performing of the Maven trio”
Well, good things come to those who wait, because Atomicâ€™s Maverick and Maven series unite the performance and playfulness of Atomicâ€™s piste and freeride ranges. The Maven replaces Atomicâ€™s previous Vantage piste/all-mountain range â€“ a welcome change since the Maven looks to be far more versatile and, frankly, far more fun.
The Queen of the Maven range, the 93C is the widest and highest performing of the Maven trio and, as with the whole collection, is athlete-verified thanks to Atomicâ€™s #sheskis team of women ambassadors.
Atomic Maven 93 C Build
The starting point for the Maven 93 Câ€™s build is Atomicâ€™s new OMatic core. Poplar wood, both stable and snappy, is matched with fibreglass and carbon layers to enhance the skiâ€™s rebound. Whilst the menâ€™s Maverick ski adds titanal reinforcement plates for extra dampness, the Maven relies on a carbon backbone running throughout the ski for lightweight responsiveness. As a result, the Maven 93 C weighs in it a nifty 1630g (172cm), compared to its 200g heavier male equivalent.
“The Maven relies on a carbon backbone running throughout the ski for lightweight responsiveness”
The Maven excels on piste (more on that later) this is thanks to its strong edge grip that derives from the full sidewall construction running throughout the ski. A ski designed to be used day-in-day-out across the whole spectrum of conditions requires a hearty resistance to wear and tear, which Atomic answers with their Dura Cap construction â€“ rounded sidewall edges deflect debris coming your way as you tear down the mountain.