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Designed with a flatter camber for more performance on your descent, Atomic's metal-edged Rainier ski is an all-mountain ski for touring backcountry routes. Where other skis need skins, the Rainier kick-and-glide pattern allows you to power over flats and ascend without shuffling.
- Mountain Gear
You're looking at the Atomic Rainier Posigrip Ski, which means that you're interested in ditching the skinny, resort double-track and heading for the freshness of the backcountry. Nice choice, we like you already. Far from an overly-snappy skate ski, this versatile stick plows through fresh snow and choppy conditions with a fat waist and grippy base. You could buy an alpine ski to accomplish all this, but the Rainier blows those fatties out of the water thanks to one characteristic: low weight. Tour light-and-fast with the Rainer and leave the spandex crowd back at the resort where they can talk about work while they take VO2-max readings every 2,000 meters.
Why did we ever think busting trail in long and narrow skis was any fun? Atomic's Rainier Posigrip touring ski is nearly as wide as downhill skis of years back. Easy to maneuver, wide for stability and flotation, a positive grip pattern that works on nearly all snow types. The camber is a bit more than a downhill flex ski, to allow efficient grip and glide in deep snow. But point them downhill, and they still turn with ease. Atomic Rainier Posigrip features: Sidecut: 87-60-78mm High Densolite Core. Used in some of Atomic's renowned race skis, Densolite Cores are cut from a dense block of acrylic. Shaped into the ski's camber before placed into the molds, Densolite makes a ski lighter and livelier than wood cores. Weight: 4lb 1oz/180cm ski Sizing: 168cm /99-132lb, 180cm /121-154lb, 192cm /143-220lb
CLOSEOUTS . If you live for backcountry terrain, Atomic Rainier Nordic touring skis with Possigrip are your best choice for exhilarating off-trail ventures. Possigrip base enhances climbing without effecting glide Lightweight, high-density Densolite core Wide shovel nose powers through crud More width increases float on powder Waxless Sidecut dimensions: 87/60/78mm Weight: 3 lb. 12 oz. pr. (based on 168) Core: Densolite CLOSEOUTS. Austria. Visit our Nordic Skiing Guide
Historic Range: $188.95-$339.95