Advanced level all-mountain skier
DellaSausa's rating of this ski:
Considering his skiers profile:
"I ski at high speed, so stability is vital. As is powder output for I dart off-piste all the time. Versatility is all important for an all-mountain ski, with an emphasis on powder (backside) for me. But I still like them to be stiff, not flexible."
My favourite all-mountain skis:
1. Salomon Quest 90
2. Rossignol Experience 88
3. Atomic Vantage Panic
To all my reviews
Lightweighted with great float
The Atomic Vantage Alibi is an all-mountain ski mainly for intemediate skiers who start to explore side country. The Alibi ski feels and turns very light and has both the size and flexibility/rocker for good floatation. Serving this goal the Atomic Alibi does what it is made for. If you are more demanding and usually put more power in a ski, the Alibi might be too easy for you. It turns easy and till medium speed the stability is just about OK. Personally I like to be more challenged, the Atomic Vantage Alibi is a 3 star all-mountain ski for the freeride skills it contains.
Too much float to groom
For me the Atomic Vantage Alibi is an all-mountain but mainly freeride ski with ugly looks. The off-piste relaxedness that is build in makes it less suitable for prepared slopes. Off-piste this ski is light and has a great float, the rocker part does what it needs to do. Big fun skiing off-piste on the side in softer snow and in the woods as the Alibi is so easy to turn. But on piste this ski is too light, too soft and that gives in on grip. Once speeding up, the Alibi gets nervous on firmer snow and I don't have the feeling I can trust it. For my skills the Atomic Alibi gives fun off-piste in various terrains, but is not good enough on groomed slopes.
Atomic about the Vantage Alibi
"The Atomic Vantage Alibi is a super progressive and agile all-mountain ski with a 98mm waist that shreds all parts of the mountain, whether on the groomers or in the trees. It’s got a Titanium Backbone that runs the length of the ski, minimizing weight while adding a ton of strength and stability. An All Mountain Rocker in tip and tail combines with a Step Down Sidewall and Woodcore to guarantee great flotation and unrivalled performance in all snow conditions. While the Twin Progressive Sidecut sets you up for smooth, strong turns. With the Vantage Alibi, you can pick your binding and venture anywhere on the mountain.", says Atomic. I do not fully agree. Not made for groomers!
Rossignol Soul 7: brilliant lightweight freeride ski, versatile enough to ski groomers.
Rossignol Experience 88: playful, maneuverable cool looking all-mountain ski.
Salomon Quest 90: fantastic backside all-mountain ski for every terrain.