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For years, you had to choose between uphill and downhill performance when buying touring skis, which is like deciding whether to drink a beer or eat a burgercan't you just have both' Thankfully, Atomic is the latest company to solve your problem with the introduction of the Charter, a lightweight touring ski with serious downhill chops. Powder Rocker features camber underfoot with a moderate rocker in the tip, which combine with a do-it-all 100mm underfoot width to help you float through soft snow and hold a solid edge when you encounter the occasional icy crust or wind slab. There are also titanium inserts underfoot, which maximize torsional rigidity for increased power and edge hold, while working with the light and snappy Lite Wood core to keep weight down and boost binding retention. A Step-Down sidewall features one-piece construction to improve edge grip and durability, while notches in the tail secure skins with no fuss, meaning the days of flapping and dragging are over, meaning all you have to worry about is getting up and down with the maximum amount of fun.
Find the best of both worlds on the versatile Charter Ski from Atomic. The combination of a fat 100-mm waist, traditional camber underfoot, and Powder Rocker means you stay floating in powder but you also have stability and control on hard snow.
- Mountain Gear
An Atomic ski with a wood core? Revolutionary! The Atomic Charter was designed for ski mountaineers who have had enough of protocols, rules, regulations, meetings, mailboxes, and schedules. When the snow falls, it is time to revolt. . While a bad day skiing is always better than a good day at work, the Atomic Charter could just possibly be the tool that makes a "bad day skiing" an obsolete term. Light enough for skinning, wide enough for powder, rockered tip to blast through crud. Atomic Charter features: Sidecut: 130/100/120mm Weight: 8lb 2oz (176cm) Laminated wood core