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Atomic RT Rainier Posigrip

rated 5.0 of 5 stars

The RT Rainier Posigrip has been discontinued. If you're looking for something new, check out the best nordic touring skis for 2024.

photo: Atomic RT Rainier Posigrip nordic touring ski

Steel edged everyday smoothies.

Pros

  • Great everyday cruisers
  • Superlative manufacture
  • Just right profile 192cm SC: 87/60/78mm
  • Light weight

Cons

  • Don't know if they are for high adventure BC skiing, but you decide.

I fully support the Trailspace premise to review the latest gear, but I enjoy these so much thought I’d share my thoughts. I highly recommend the latest version of these by Atomic. I've seen some recent models at a local retailer.

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On the trail
Some history: started in Alaska in 80’s with great state of the art Fischer 99ST “telemark” skis. Also go anywhere, but had to wax the suckers. Got pretty good with the waxing but usually had to stop every twenty minutes to refresh. So…..
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Posigrip Scales
I looked for years for the right pair of steel edged skis with scales. Finally found these last year at an excellent price. I can just put them in the car, hit the local golf course when there is snow, or go to the Wasatch Back to find easy slopes and good snow.
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Check out the perfect profile

192cm SC: 87/60/78mm Voilé 75mm three pin bindings.

They float on new snow and grab well. Good grip on most slopes even when others have resorted to herringbones. Due to the scales, they’re not very fast down slope, but edges are very controllable and pleasantly smooth for this duffer.

Very well designed and made in Austria. My favorite skis over the years have all been Atomic.

I found some great Merrill leather BC/telemark boots at a thrift store for $15 and they are a perfect combination. Yeah I’m old school for day to day, but in control and comfortable.

 

 

Background

Skier since 5 years old, but mostly duffer. X-C in Alaska and anywhere I find snow in Eeyoutaah. Like to cut my own trail.

Source: bought it used
Price Paid: $70

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