2022 Atomic Maven 86 Women's Skis
2022 Atomic Maven 86 Womens Skis
Ladies who love to cruise around the front side of the mountain while leaving room for adventure in the off-piste zones of the hill will love the versatility and edge grip of the Atomic Maven 86 women's skis. These skis are light, fun, and easy to turn, and feature a lot of Atomic's build and shaping technology that's making skis like this incredibly popular these days. In the 169 cm length, these skis generate a 16.9-meter turn radius, which puts a lot of the control on the foot of the skier. It's a relatively longer arc, so this makes the skier's input a lot more valuable when it comes to tightening up the turn or letting the skis run. Built with a poplar wood core, the skis have a strong and energetic base to work off of, and with a metal plate underfoot, the torsional stiffness and edge grip in that zone are increased. This makes the ski, as light as it is, hold a great edge, keeping you on your targeted path down the hill. In the shovels of the ski, it's great to see Atomic's HRZN tech tip shape show up. This makes the ski float through fresh snow much easier, as it shapes the tips like a boat hull, allowing for smoother planing through fresh, soft, and broken snow. This makes the ski float much better than the 86 mm waist width may indicate.
- Sidecut: 123/87/106
- Turn Radius: 16.9 meters at 169
- Weight: 1450 grams per ski at 169
- Poplar Wood Core
- Metal Underfoot
- HRZN Tip Tech
- Tip and Tail Rocker
- Ability Level: Intermediate to Advanced Skiers
The Maven's will be a little more playful than the Black pearls thanks to the Atomics HRZN tip. The Maven is also a surprisingly good floater thanks to the tip shape so it has that going for it. Other than that the two ski are pretty similar when it comes to carving and general performance with the Black pearl carving a shorter arc than the Maven.