Atomic has prepared something very special for the coming season. The revision of the successful Redster series! Inspired by 13 years of close collaboration with eight-time overall World Cup winner Marcel Hirscher, the Revoshock technology is the culmination of continuous improvement so far. Find out here how the legend has evolved over time...
Evolution moves steadily and slowly. And in the process, it keeps producing forms and changes in order to be even better adapted to their environment and to better fulfil the tasks they have to perform. We can also speak of a kind of evolution in the ski sector. The changes over the years make the skis better and better at doing what they are supposed to do, which is to support the respective skier in exactly the style of skiing that suits their skiing ability and demands.
An example of this is Atomic's famous Redster series, which has already improved significantly in recent years and is also taking another evolutionary leap this winter, which is something to be proud of.
The evolutionary driver par excellence in the ski sector is certainly racing: new concepts are developed for this sector, and if they catch on there, they are transferred in slightly modified form to skis in the leisure sector.
Without a doubt, the top models of the Redster series from Atomic have long been among these skis. For years, the name Redster has been synonymous with absolutely smooth-running and track-stable bullets that can be skied cleanly on the edge even at top speed.
But evolution does not rest - and Redster skis have also undergone a few transformations in recent years: many skiers will still remember the massive double-deck structures that hung heavily on the ski boots just a few years ago. Thanks to these double decks, these skis shone with an enormous smoothness, but they were, firstly, enormously heavy and, secondly, difficult to drift into a braking turn, especially at high speeds.
In order to maintain the smooth ride but reduce weight and increase manoeuvrability, Atomic has developed something new for the top models of the new Redster series in winter 2019/2020: Servo-Tec, a kind of power steering for skis. Here, a very light pull rod provides pre-tensioning of the ski and thus easier turn initiation, at the same time it dampens vibrations and thus ensures a very smooth ride even at high speeds.
This winter Atomic is taking the Redster evolution one step further with Revoshock technology developed in collaboration with Marcel Hirscher. Revoshock was originally developed for World Cup skis, and at the 2020 World Cup season opener in Sölden, Lucas Braathen already took a victory in the giant slalom with Redster Revoshock. Now this technology from the new Redster series is also available for recreational skiers.
In this technology, several spring steel modules have each been underlaid with shock-absorbing elastomer. This built-in suspension system for skis eliminates annoying shocks and vibrations before they reach the feet. The advantage over other damping systems is Revoshock's ability not only to absorb shocks and vibrations, but to use them for rebound: All spring steel modules, from the ski tip to the binding plate, work together harmoniously to convert otherwise unused energy into valuable acceleration. The result is a skiing experience that offers both stability at top speeds and agility during turns.
As it should, Atomic offers both Servotec technology and the brand new Revoshock technology for top race skis for both sporty slalom and giant slalom enthusiasts, namely in the form of the Atomic Redster S9 and Atomic Redster G9 (with Servotec) and for the even more demanding in the form of the Atomic Redster S9 Revo S and Atomic Redster G9 Revo S.
And even for those who know full well that they love skiing on the edge at high speeds, but don't quite know whether they prefer to ski slalom or giant slalom turns, Atomic has something nice in its range:
Namely the Atomic Redster X9 with Servotec and the Atomic Redster X9 Revo. Both skis feature a Multi Radius Sidecut, which is right in between giant slalom and slalom. Ideal for short as well as long, wide turns on the slope. This makes the Redster X9 and the Redster X9 Revo perfect partners for the slope - all season long! And for those who would rather clearly commit to salom or giant slalom skis, they can simply select the length accordingly.
Atomic goes one step further in the direction of versatility with the new Atomic Redster X9 WB Revo S (WB = WideBody), which thanks to its higher centre width and slightly softer shovel is easier to manoeuvre and steer, especially in brackish conditions or on the worn-out slope, while still being grippy and sporty enough for aggressive carving on the freshly groomed piste.
Those who still ski sportily but perhaps don't have quite the same racing ambitions can try the Atomic Redster X7 or the wider Atomic Redster X7 WB. Like all Atomic Redster X skis, these models also score with a Multi Radius Sidecut that is right between giant slalom and slalom. Although they have neither ServoTec nor Revoshock, they have been equipped with plenty of titanium and thus offer top torsional stiffness and smoothness.