Atomic Beta Carv X 9.18

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  • Atomic Skies Give Atomic Ride

    Jan 23, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: quick turning. very good edge hold
    Cons: havent done very well in deep snow

    Summary: Great ski. Picked them up in the midst of the 98-99 season. You know a ski is good when you have to get the 2000 model because the 99 model sold out. They are great at high speeds and holding in a turn. I took them into glades and moguls too. I ... read more

  • An Unexpected Surprise

    Dec 27, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: response,forgiveness,speed,all around capabilities, carving
    Cons: not a good ski for beginners in the deep powder

    Summary: I own the '03 model and have owned Atomics in the past. I was a little nervous first time out with them as I have broken three pair of high performance Atomics in the past. Not only did this ski feel safe and comfortable but in some way I think it ... read more

  • awesome

    Apr 16, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: a great ski almost everywhere
    Cons: a little shaky on ice

    Summary: This ski can lend itself to so many different people; it caters to all abilities and performs very well on all types of terrain. I race, I?m used to the stiffest ... read more

  • Effortless Cruising on the Corduroy

    Mar 30, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Long and Medium Radius Carved Turns
    Cons: Only Moderate Amount of Energy Returned in Short Radius Turns Average Hold on Ice

    Summary: My Beta 9.18 are my first shaped skis. I previously skied on 200 cm. "straight" slalom racing skis. I just love the 9.18's on medium and long radius turns on smooth groomed runs. Turn initiation is effortless, and they hold like vices ... read more

  • The Only Ski You NEED

    Feb 3, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Carving capability, high-energy, solid all-around ski
    Cons: Perhaps on a powder day you wish you had a pair of, Atomic 10 ex's

    Summary: Living in Lake Tahoe, CA, one would assume that, at the very least, I own 4 different pairs of skis. Not true. I purchased my Atomic Beta Carv X 9.18's about 2 years ago and it's been a love affair ever since. The most outstanding feature on these ... read more

  • Be a super-G racer, or just look like one

    Dec 30, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Light, fast, easy, versatile, fun
    Cons: Not cheap,

    Summary: Decided to update my equipment, and read all the great reviews on this ski. I had previously tried shape skis and hated them: too flexy, too unstable in a straight line. I looked at the Beta Race skis, but did not think I needed the radical lift plate or ... read more

  • Beta Brought Me Back

    Dec 10, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Easy to turn, fast
    Cons: fast

    Summary: I haven't skied for about 5-6 years, between knee surgeries and taking up snowboarding, I did not think that I was ever going back to skiing. Then a friend recommended trying the shaped ski. My first purchase was the Beta CarvX9.18s. This ski has ... read more

  • Cruise Control Carving

    May 22, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: awesome carving, very responsive
    Cons: tricky in powder

    Summary: Gorgeous, streamlined, and sharp, Atomic's new Beta Carv X 9.18 ski was an amazing choice. I was previously skiing on a pair of Rossignol Salto skis which were not bad at all. However, the Atomics are simply more responsive. Carving was so easy, fun, ... read more

  • Atomic 9.18 All Mountain Skis

    Feb 8, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: everything
    Cons: A little weak in the bumps

    Summary: I've recently purchased a set of Atomic 9.18's, and find them to be everything they've been purported to be by the media. I've been skiing for four seasons now, two of those seasons were on a set of Kastle shaped skis, that I had purchased new at ... read more

  • Atomic BETA CARV/X 9.18...

    Jan 13, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Turning, forgivness, stability, great edge hold on hard snow
    Cons: Intermediate or Advanced skiiers only.

    Summary: The Atomic 9.18 is an excellent ski for the intermediate or advanced skier. It works well for cruising, bumps, and even NASTAR. Out of all the shaped skis I demo'd, this was the most versatile. The rubber lobes definitely add stability at speed and over ... read more

  • Great Skis for this Senior

    Dec 11, 1999 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: They turn as well as the ratings say
    Cons: Expensive

    Summary: I started using parabolic or carved skis three years ago by renting. I realized that they would add 5 years to my skiing life. Last year my wife and I both bought the Atomic 9.18 skis and took a private lesson to make sure we got the most out of them. ... read more

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  • Atomic Beta Carv X 9.18 Skis are truly the perfect all round skis

    Dec 21, 2006 by
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    Pros: Perfect skis for any snow.
    Cons: Probably not the best free falling skis. seriously nothing I can think of.

    Summary: I have had my skis since 2000 when I brought them I was on a 2-week ski break at Whistler my local mountain. I was well connected with the ski shops and demoed all the top shaped skis at that time for free, sometimes I tried 3 pair of skis a day I think ... read more

  • Still good fun!

    Feb 24, 2005 by
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    Pros: Speed and stability
    Cons: Bumps and powder

    Summary: Even several years after buying a pair of these unscratched monsters, they are still great fun! I say monsters, as I think I own the longest recreational skis in the Alps. Mine were bought in 2001 (I think) and are a mighty 190cm. On piste they are so ... read more

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