The snowboard that successfully launched Atomic into the world into snowboarding has become an icon over the years. This year the Hatchet has lost the ugly blunted tips of last year’s model, they return to eye-pleasing radial tips. The base also gets upgraded to a 7200 Impact base which unfortunately isn’t on par with Atomic’s sintered varieties. With Pop Rocker profile and soft biaxial glass the Hatchet butters and jibs extremely easily, however heavier or aggressive riders may find the nose and tail to wishy-washy in hard carves and on sketch snow. The Hatchet would make a good all-rounder for inexperienced riders or a great jib board for experienced snowboarders.
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The Atomic Fallen Angel is a Pop Rockered, directional twin snowboard for girls who love to ride park. The medium soft flex from the biaxial glass and easily press-able tips will conquer jibs and jumps and float in powder shouldn’t be too much problem either. Aggressive all-mountain riders will find the Polarity a more rewarding riding experience.
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With the Polarity, Atomic have created the one snowboard they dearly need in the men’s range. It’s lively camber profile, super light Kinetic core , directional shape and 7200 grade sintered base mean this all-mountain vessel will destroy the pipe, excel in the backcountry and make simply carving down groomed runs a rewarding experience. A high spec snowboard for strong female snowboarders.
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First timers will find the Atomic Pivot perfect for learning the basics of riding, it’s soft rockered tips will initiate a turn without the slightest hint of resistance and raising the contact points off the snow should keep you from catching your edges… at least that’s the theory. More advanced freestylers looking for a second board to learn presses, slides and jibs on will find the Pivot perfect for the job at the right price.
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The Axum is the best freestyle snowboard in the Atomic snowboard line. It’s at home in the park, bonking barrels and sliding slippery wall rides, but unlike the Hatchet and the Pivot the Axum has the guts to stick big jumps and charge less than pristinely pisted slopes.
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This year Atomic’s all-mountains snowboard for beginners and intermediates the Vantage gets an AT Pop Rocker profile, making your first park and powder attempts much less painful and a lot more fun.
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The Stasher is the dark horse in the Atomic range pinching features and materials from other boards in the Atomic line-up as well as getting its own unique features like Spoon Tech in the nose. Essentially it’s a low cost Freeride snowboard designed for Intermediate riders who get their kicks from riding powder and carving gouges into fresh corduroy.
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In 2010 Atomic took the Alibi, their most critically acclaimed snowboard back to the drawing board for the sake of the environment. The result was the change of the Alibi from a light and punchy all-mountain ride at its best in the halfpipe, to a damp and powerful freeride snowboard that makes mincemeat of choppy snow and gnarly drops. If you are a freerider who prefers to ride an all-mountain length and wants a powerful flex in a chatter-free reverse camber snowboard, look no further.
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The Banger is one of the best value freeride snowboards on the market. Atomic has crammed the Banger full of technical features like early rise camber in the nose which also features a substantial honeycomb insert to keep the board light and agile. The tapered shape floats effortlessly in powder and the tight radius in the tail of the board transforms steep and technical tree runs into effortless fun.
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It is official, splitboarding is no longer the next big thing, it is THE big thing. Atomic has been producing the Poacher for the last four seasons and it’s unique because it uses its own touring and riding binding interface as well as featuring a cheeky Swallow Tail. Last year Atomic introduced their new Renu construction to the poacher using recycled base material and Juta, a natural fibre instead of conventional fibreglass. Now you can ride knowing your purchase is less impactful on the environment and your turns are carbon free too!
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The board that brought Atomic out of the shadows of Oxygen Snowboards into forefront of freestyle snowboard design at the start of the 21st century. A classic freestyle snowboard with a few extra features to bring it bang-upto-date for 2010, like All Terrain Pop Rocker and an upgraded T2 core.
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Probably the best priced powder stick on the planet! Incredibly fast initiating turns, crazy power out of carves from a carbon and quadraxial glass reinforced core, and a shape that does the most exciting carves and offers some of the best float of any snowboard on the market. If you’re serious about killing-it on the groomers and slaying the pow the Banger should be on your shopping list. Buy the Banger and spend the rest of your hard earned cash on some snowshoes so you can access the good stuff.
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Atomic’s top of the range freestyle offering at a price lower than some brand’s entry level boards. Loose and agile but stable and poppy, the Atomic Axum is the ideal board for intermediate to advanced freestylers who want to ride rocker but don’t want to give up on all that grip cambered boards offer. A suprisingly easy snowboard to ride in the pipe, but needs the edges taken down a little for kinked rails.
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Atomic’s entry level park and rail board has a lot of features for the money. The Freestyle Pop Rocker profile and low maintenance extruded base makes it the ideal snowboard for getting to grips with rails, kickers and jibs. The perfect board to add a freestyle element to a quiver.
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Who would have thought that the 2011 Alibi was any relation to the highly revered 2010 Alibi, let alone siblings. The only links between last years Alibi and this years as far as we can work out is the name and the usual high standard of Atomic build quality. Out of the window goes the Nomex inserts, CNC milled core and carbon reinforcement. In there place sustainable Juta fibres a sustainably forested Poplar and Willow core and wood sidewalls and the now legendary Pop Rocker profile. The Alibi has moved from a highly tuned freestyle Ferrari to a damp and luxurious off road Rolls Royce. Completely different to last years Alibi but just as good.
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Entry-level snowboarding is one area that Atomic have got covered. If you’re looking for an easy-to-ride snowboard to enjoy in all conditions and on all the terrain a mountain has to offer the Atomic Vantage is a great choice. Cruise through the park or make your first turns in freshies, the Vantage is all about furthering your board skills.
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A high performance freestyle snowboard for the ladies. Atomic have utilised every technology going to shave weight off the Polarity, so that you can get that extra foot of air out of the pipe or get that extra 180 into your rotations. Technology crammed into the Polarity includes a CNC milled core and honeycomb inserts at the nose and the tail, if it wasn’t for the bling leather topsheet I’d be worried this board would just float off.
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Last years Transworld Good Wood winner the Fallen Angel sees some big changes in 2011. Camber gets replaced with All terrain Pop-Rocker to help with float in the pow and forgiveness in the park. However, the 7.2k sintered base gets traded-in for an Extruded 4.4k base, great for inexperienced riders who don’t want to be waxing their board every week, but not so great for experienced female riders who demand speed and acceleration in spring snow conditions.
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There is absolutely nothing special about the Atomic Terminal what-so-ever. More like the kind of snowboard your local hire shop will be stocking than the high tech snowboards the park rats and pipe slayers will be using, the Terminal is designed to be cheap and easy to ride and that’s about it. if you’re a beginner snowboarder with peanuts left in your bank account the Terminal perfect. If you’ve spent some time on a snowboard you could do worse, but it’s probably a good idea to work on your bank balance and look at other snowboards in the Atomic range.
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New to the Atomic line-up for 2011, the Stasher is an all mountain directional snowboard featuring Atomic’s S-poontech. S-poontech raises the start of the effective edge off the snow until the edge is engaged, after which the whole edge enageges with the snow, providing plenty of hold on ice when you’re carving but catch free straightlining when you want to point and go. If you’re after a charging all-mountain board to hit the pow in the morning and the pipe in the afternoon, on a budget, the Stasher could be a wise choice.
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The Tika is Atomic’s entry level snowboard for aspiring female riders. With a camber profile, an easy to maintain extruded base, a directional shape for versatility in different terrain and snow conditions and a soft progressive flex the Tika provides all of the features women need to take their riding from beginner to confident intermediate.
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The Atomic Axum is an extremely versatile freestyle snowboard. Playfull and forgiving without being feeble, the Axum will fill you with confidence. Great value for money and extremely capable in and out of the park.
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Explosive in the Pipe, unfaultering contol and pop of big booters and impressive hold through carves. The Alibi is an all-mountain freestyle weapon that sits with the best boards on the market. Atomic should be charging twice the price for the Alibi!
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Don’t let the price decieve you.. you get a lot of bang for your buck with the Atomic Fallen Angel. A 7200 sintered base, CNC milled tip-to-tail wood core and twin progressive sidecut… damn this board would be a steal at twice the price. I forgot to mention that the Fallen Angel won the 2009/2010 Transworld Good Wood award for the best women’s snowboard under $400.
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Voted Future Snowboarding Magazine’s best women’s board for 2010, the Atomic Polarity will take strong female riders that little bit further in the Pipe, Park or backcountry.
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The snowboard that made Atomic’s reputation as a serious snowboard manufacturer is back. A 7200 sintered base, tip to tail poplar core and park edge bevel all for a price that most manfacturers snowboard ranges start. Beginners and experienced freestylers alike will have a great time riding the Atomic Hatchet. Oh… and the skulls are back for 2010!
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The Atomic Pivot is the perfect board for aspiring freestylers on a budget. Loaded with features and a sidecut that responds well to aggressive riding and easy cruising. Riders of all levels will enjoy jibbing about on the Pivot.
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A freeride rocker, tapered shape and Triarc sidecut radius designed to give increased control in deep snow and tight trees but stable during straight lines, Atomic have made a real freeride Banger.
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For the backcountry explorers who need a snowboard that goes up mountains as well as it goes down them. The poacher is a split freeride snowboard with a cheeky swallow tail to give you that extra bit of float in the deep stuff.
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