2020 Atomic Vantage 107 Ti

The Vantage 107 Ti sets itself apart from the rest of the Atomic Vantage collection in the sense that it’s the widest and that it’s the only ski to use their boat-hull-inspired HRZN Tech in the tip. The Vantage skis as a whole are known for being lightweight, yet with strong torsional stiffness and excellent responsiveness. Their construction is relatively unique, utilizing Titanium Tank Mesh and Energy Backbone with a center channel carved out of the ski to remove excess material and weight. At 107 mm underfoot, the Vantage 107 Ti blurs the lines between their All-Mountain (Vantage) and Freeski (Bent Chetler) and Touring (Backland) collections. In fact, its shape is ever-so-similar to the Backland 107, with only some slight tweaks in sidecut and rocker profile.

Marcus Shakun took out the 189 cm length, the longest available for the Vantage 107 Ti. He was most impressed by its edge grip and stability at speed. Both those criteria received a high score of 4.5 out of 5. Marcus described it as “a stable ride at high speed and not a ski that wants to go slow. Long turn radius and it had great edge hold and torsional stiffness.” Marcus did mention that he ”wished it was softer and more playful,” and playfulness was one of his lower scores, but with skis like the Bent Chetler 100, 120, and the Backland 107, we’re perfectly okay with Atomic having a ski in this width range that’s on the stiffer side.

Jeff Neagle opted for the shorter 182 cm length when testing the Vantage 107 Ti. Perhaps it was the shorter length that allowed Jeff to maneuver the ski more easily. “I think I like this Vantage more than the rest. In the narrower skis, the construction sometimes makes them feel too responsive for me, but this shape smooths things out a little bit.” The 107 has more rocker than most of the Vantage line, utilizing a 20/70/10 profile instead of the 15/75/10 or 10/90/0 found in the rest of the line. Combine that with the HRZN Tech Tip and Jeff found it was “a touch more forgiving than the narrower Vantage skis and easier to maneuver in softer snow and at slower speeds.” It’s safe to say Jeff was a fan of the Vantage 107 Ti, with just about every criterion receiving a 4.5 out of 5. Only forgiveness and versatility dropped to 4 out of 5.

Noah Labow went for the 189 cm length, which he did think was a good option for him. Noah and Jeff are similar sizes, so it’s interesting to see how their feedback varied slightly. “Great big mountain ski. Great edge hold and stability.” Like Marcus, forgiveness and playfulness were given lower scores than from Jeff. Quickness and maneuverability also weren’t scored particularly highly, although stability, torsional stiffness/edge grip, and overall impression all earned 5 out of 5 scores.

If you’re interested in the Vantage 107 Ti as either a big mountain, powder ski, or just a wider daily driver, keep in mind the varying feedback from our testers based on length. In the 189 cm length, it’s going to be quite a lot of ski. When dropping down to shorter lengths, our testers seemed to have an easier time pivoting and maneuvering the ski at slower speeds, while still retaining good stability at speed for charging. All in all, it’s a valuable ski in the Vantage collection and in Atomic’s line as a whole.

Testers

Noah Labow

Age: 38Height: 5'10"Weight: 155 lbs.

Ski Style: Acroski wannabe, versatility supreme

Jeff Neagle

Age: 33Height: 5'10"Weight: 150 lbs.

Ski Style: Aggressive freeride with freestyle background

Marcus Shakun

Age: 39Height: 6'5"Weight: 225 lbs.

Ski Style: Powerful, but playful with the terrain

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