Testing skis so you don't have to.
Pugski Ski Tester
What is now the Atlas 80 is a whole new shape, more like the Z-90 but with a bit more taper in the tail. Its shape still rewards the better skier but is more accommodating to the skier who wants (and needs) to release the tail from time to time. This newest Renoun has the playfulness of a 14m ski, but you can definitely feel the HDT keeping it smooth on the snow. Where the Z-90 could be a one-ski quiver, the Atlas 80 is the skinny end of a two-ski quiver. Did upstart and defiant Renoun get lucky with the Z-90? Some skeptics say it did. Was it lucky again with the new Endurance 98 and Citadel 106? I am thinking this boutique builder is more than just really lucky: it is really good.
Insider tip: Just read the introduction thread, to get the hype.
Who is it for?
- Those with deep pockets. Those long days at the office were worth while.
Who is it not for?
- Euro snobs. Renoun still follows the "Rules are made to be broken" philosophy.
- Skier ability
- Advanced, Expert
- Ski category
- Frontside, All Mountain
- Ski attributes
- Groomers, Moguls, Trees
- Men, Women