Atomic Vantage 95 C Ski Review 2017 ReviewOctober 22, 2016
- Nice turn initiation
- Good edge hold
- Easy swing weight
- Loves mid to long-radius turns
- Does not excel in any one condition
- Has to be forced in short turns
- Little too much rocker on the groomed
- Definitely prefers to be on edge
There were decidedly mixed results from our test team on the performance of the Atomic Vantage 95 C. While about half thought it was an "Excellent" ski with good edge hold and super stability, others thought it got bounced around in deeper off-piste snow, and also lost a little confidence at high speeds on the groomed. Overall, it is very easy to turn, has a wonderfully lively feel, and retails for an astoundingly affordable price.
When it comes to the Atomic Vantage 95 C, the one thing all of our testers agreed on is that this ski has great turn initiation, really good edge hold, and a wonderful swing weight that makes it easy to get from edge to edge. With 15 percent tip rocker and 10 percent tail rocker, along with traditional camber and a mix of lightweight woodcore and carbon mesh, it is also very lively underfoot.
That overall sense of bounce and energy, though, is one reason why a few testers thought the ski could get pushed around in the deeper snow, and at high speeds on the groomers also lose some grip. It is a lot of fun to ski, with a lot of maneuverability so you can charge all day. And it is amazing you can get this much ski at such an affordable price.
Peter Kray- Publisher
Peter Kray is a co-founder of the Gear Institute, and a longtime specialist in the testing of skis, snowboards and outdoor equipment.