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Slalom ski review(s)
Atomic Redster
D2 SL 2014

Marcel Hirscher slaloms the Atomic Redster

Dimensions:

Length (cm): 155, 160, 165, 170
Sidecut @165cm (mm): 123-67-107.5 Radius (m): 11.5


Characteristics:

Terrain: 100% piste
Discipline: slalom
Skier level: advanced - expert
Stability: superb
Edge grip: huge
Edge switch: lightning fast

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Slalom ski Atomic Redster D2 SL
To the successor: Atomic Redster D2 3.0 SL 2015

"Bounce into the next turn"

Slalom ski Atomic Redster D2 SL



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Successor= Atomic D2 3.0 SL 2015

Heyman's review: Advanced slalom skier

Advanced level slalom skier
Heyman's rating of this ski:

4 stars


Considering his skiers profile:

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Reviewer Heyman

"Edge grip and accelleration are crucial elements for a slalom ski. Edge grip to challenge you each time to turn sharper and go almost horizontal through the turn. Accellaration to shoot you into the next turn until your legs burn."

 SkillsLevel 13
 FitnessLevel 7
 SpeedLevel 12
 Length:178 cm
 Weight:85 kg

 


My favourite slalom skis:

1. Blizzard SRC Racing S
Blizzard SRC Racing S 2015

 

2. Head Worldcup Rebels i.SL
Slalom ski Head Worldcup Rebels i.SL 2016

 

3. Salomon X-Race 165cm
Piste ski Salomon X-Race 2016

 

To all my reviews

 

Amazingly lively slalom ski


This is the predecessor of the Atomic D2 3.0 SL 2015.

The most amazing thing about the Atomic Redster D2 SL is its edge grip. Just fenomenal. Even when you engage in your most agressive sharp carve turn, this ski gives you the confidence that it will never slide or drift away, whatever the snow or terrain conditions may be. So in the next turn you'll apply even more pressure, way beyond what you think any ski can handle. But the Atomic Redster D2 SL will make that turn and shoot you into the next one. Amazing!

Bouncing around

The Atomic Redster D2 SL is made for the advanced slalom skier, that has only one goal on the piste: making sharp carving turns and getting shot into the next turn. Nothing else. The ambitious intermediate skier can try this ski as well. Other intermediates are probably better off with its little brother the Atomic Redster Edge SL. The Atomic Redster D2 SL has agility. liveliness and response in abundance. But I like my slalom ski to be a little more versatile. What this ski does, it does it extremely well. But nothing else.

Atomic about the Redster D2 SL

"The Atomic Redster Doubledeck SL is the agile top model for piste skiers with a preference for fast edge switching and high speeds.", says Atomic. I certainly agree on the fast edge switching. But stability is not it's main feature, so for maximum speed I would choose a stiffer ski like the Salomon 3V Race.

Related skis

Rossignol Hero Elite ST Ti: very good slalom ski, stiff and stable, aggressive without too much danger.
Elan SLX Fusion: perfect edge grip, sharp turning and due to Amphibio technique accessible to many skiers.
Atomic Redster Edge SL: less aggressive than the D2 SL, but very playful and agile too.

 

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Slalom ski Atomic Redster D2 SL
To the successor: Atomic Redster D2 3.0 SL 2015

"Bounce into the next turn"

Slalom ski Atomic Redster D2 SL



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