The 2022 Atomic Maverick 95 Ti is the mid-size Maverick Ti, sitting between the 88 and the 100, and as a result, it becomes likely the most versatile and well-rounded of the trio. We talk a lot about the mid-90's skis and how they really accomplish the best mix of attributes, and these Maverick 95’s are no different. If you’re looking for a sturdy and stable ski for that one-ski quiver, these are certainly worth a strong look. Built with a poplar wood core and two .4 mm sheets of titanal, these dual-metal laminate skis are a bit lighter than others in the category, because of the thinness of the metal. In addition, Atomic uses a bit more tail rocker than they did in the outgoing Vantage series, and adds their HRZN tip technology to all Maverick (and women’s Maven) skis. This makes the 95 float better in the shovel without sacrificing any on-trail and carving performance. As the Swiss-Army knife model of the Maverick line, the 95 Ti actually feels like you’ve got blades on your feet—these things can really carve a turn with power and precision. Quick and agile to boot, the 95 loves to be used in an all-mountain format. Our testers all picked up on the instantaneous feedback that the Maverick delivers, and note that it’s a powerful ski with a ton of capabilities.
Rocker / Camber / Rocker
HRZN Tips, Dura Cap Sidewall
All Mountain, Groomers
Brian Cooke skied the 180, and found that it did ski on the short side. We did notice, throughout our testing of these 2022 Mavericks, that they did feel like they were mounted on the forward side of the spectrum. Brian “liked this a lot compared to the Vantages I've skied. Plenty of stability at speed and plenty of power in the Spring slop we had. Feel like it would be best for someone who loves higher speeds and wider turns. I like to mix up turn shapes and I'm not a skier who is always going fast, and this ski felt a little lethargic at slower speeds and quick turns on the edge of the trail. Doesn't feel as playful or pliable to me as some popular, comparable models like the Enforcer 94 or the Rustler 9.” His top scores of 4 out of 5 were given for stability and versatility, while lower scores of 2 for quickness and maneuverability fall in line with his experience on snow.
On the 188, both Bob St.Pierre and Ryan Daniel noted the strength and power of these all-mountain cleavers. Bob scored the 95 a 5 out of 5 for torsional stiffness, edge grip, stability, and versatility, with a 4 for overall impression. Unsurprising scores of 2 out of 5 for forgiveness and flotation are understood. Bob’s a pretty big skier, and should be on the 188, and he does note that “even though it is a big and burly ski, I would not feel as comfortable on the 180. I will say that the mount felt a bit forward, and I did have that experience with other Maverick skis, so if you’re more of a directional skier looking for a slightly more forgiving tail, I’d recommend –1 or –2 from the factory line, and I don’t usually comment on mount points. That said, these things ripped. Loved the power and stability, and they held the turn with supreme and total confidence throughout the arc. Certainly not as playful as some of the other mid-90's all-mountain skis, but definitely one of the hardest chargers. Must be on it.” Ryan Daniel’s comments echo Bob’s and while Ryan does note that he would likely be more comfortable on the 180: “Fudge. Wow. Hold on. Felt long.” But without the Fudge. His scores of 5 for stability, torsional stiffness, and edge grip also align with Bob’s experience. Ryan states about the 95: “Wow. Hold on cowboy!! This thing is stiff and wants to go full send. No pussy footing around. But it can handle it.” So far, all of our testers are in agreement that this is a no-nonsense type of ski.
Atomic is certainly looking to capture the powerful advanced and expert skier looking for a hard-charger with this ski. It’s fair to say that the Maverick 95 Ti will stand up to strong skiing much like a Volkl Mantra or a Blizzard Bonafide—two skis held in high esteem by demanding skiers. While there’s not a whole lot relaxing about any of these skis, they certainly serve their purpose as all-mountain weapons that can easily cut through anything.