The Nano technology and the cutaways of the cores and top sheets have made the RT 80 extremely light.
The Nano technology and the cutaways of the cores and top sheets have made the RT 80 extremely light. They are about 20% lighter than previous Atomic skis with similar sidecuts. A pair of RT 80’s in 164cm weighs in at 6.30 lbs. These things have the weight of approach skis while maintaining the vertical performance of a full bore alpine ski.
Because sections of the core are cut away, there are no hinge points. This has a huge effect on the longitudinal flex, allowing for a tighter turning radius. Earlier Atomic skis with this amount of sidecut had turning radii in the low 20’s. The RT 80 has a radius of 17 meters. The alpine guys who have tested these skis said the edge grip is fantastic and the arc the ski holds while turning is gorgeous.
Though one might think the torsional flex of the ski has been compromised because of the cutaways, this is not the case. The Nano technology provides fibers that reinforce the skis construction so that no torsional twisting takes place. This is another reason for the excellent edge grip.
164cm: 119-80-105mm, 6.3lbs (3.1kg
Edge To Edge: 100mm
Straight Skin: 70mm
Gearx Recommendation: 90mm
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