Why we chose the Atomic Maverick 100 Ti: All-mountain versatility, innovative shaping, metal power
Lengths (cm): 172, 180, 188
Sidecut (mm): 129.5 / 100 / 120 (180 cm)
Radius: 19.2m (180 cm)
Rocker Profile: Rocker-Camber-Rocker
Weight (per ski): 1,800g
Price: £625 / €670 / $750
Replacing the old Vantage 97Ti, Atomic are claiming that this, the all-new Atomic Maverick 100, is the perfect all-mountain ski for those living in North America, thanks to its ability to cut up groomers, while remaining buoyant and manoeuvrable in the sidecountry. And, given not all of us here in Europe dedicate our lives to staying within the pistes, we could see this also being a great ski for the right kind of European skiers.
“Atomic prototyped a whopping 145 skis”
So how did Atomic set about producing a ski designed for the North American market? Well, they assembled a test team of 60 skiers that included consumers, ski pros and shop employees to help the brand pin down exactly what this slice of the market was after. The result of the research? North American skiers are looking to ski any type of terrain, no matter what type of conditions the U.S. and Canadian resorts could through their way.
Atomic prototyped a whopping 145 skis, finally settling on five men’s models and four women’s that will help blue-square through double-black-diamond skiers have a killer day in almost all conditions and terrain.
The Maverick (and Maven for the ladies) line comes in at 86, 88, 95 and 100 waist widths that are made up from a titanium (Ti) construction. There’s also a 86 ‘C’ that’s built with carbon for a slightly less demanding ride. The Maven lineup consists of a 86, 86 C and 93 C.
Atomic Maverick 100 Ti Build
Back to the Maverick 100. The first thing that’s worth checking out is their construction. Taking the same Poplar woodcore from the Bent Chetler 120, Atomic has looked to beef up this core with two sheets of Titanal for the Ti line of skis. These .4mm layers of metal sandwich above and below the core to provide a high level of power transmission.