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Atomic Metron B5 2007 Ski Review

Model: Atomic Metron B5 (2007)
Size(cm) / Radius(m): 152/? 162/11 172/?
Sidecut: 131-76-115

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Atomic Metron B5 2007
Written by Ski Review Guest on 10/02

When I rode these in Perisher Blue I found that these one were a little bit softer and lighter than the 06 B5 - all round they are a good ski but you need to go fast.

Atomic Metron B5 2007
Written by Ski Review Guest on 11/09

Wow!  I demoed these skis last season and I couldn’t believe what a difference a ski could make.  They are amazing in the turns on almost any type of snow.  They weren’t too agile in moguls, but they more than made up for it everywhere else.  I had to buy a pair this year.  Definitely worth the money.

Atomic Metron B5 2007
Written by Ski Review Guest on 01/09

I have heard so many remarks about this ski being heavy. My girlfriend is 5ft 2 inches 125lbs and she moves these 152cm ski’s like they were a feather and that’s what she says. When they are on your feet you don’t feel any weight at all nana… So all these people saying there to heavy should stop carrying them and start skiing them. I weight 200 lbs, 5 ft 9 inches and got on her 152cm which were a bit to short for me and wow I loved them and I ski fast and found them no problem at high speeds in the crud and groomed. The first word that came to me was Ferrari !! I have never skied anything so smooth in all conditions . I am currently looking for 162 on ebay see if i can get a good deal. hehe

Atomic Metron B5 2007
Written by Ski Review Guest on 01/16

Tried 3 different skis in total (Monster 77, B5, and Bandit2). The guy at the demos said - you’ll either like these or not. I’m the second I guess - not the only one unfortunately (including that demo guy lol). The first and the most - the skis are heavy! Not on your shoulder, but when you ski. Major drawback to me. I?m an advanced freeride/off-piste skier. 178/80kg. The ones I own ? B2. These are definitely stable. But… So what? They didn?t shine in any particular major ? too heavy to my taste on bumps. OK, but not super-blow-my-head-off on crud and groomed runs. Weren?t able to try them in powder because of the absence of it ? but these weren?t specially designed for it, so it?s safe to say that with this weight tied to your feet and moderate waist ? not the best thing in there too. I?m glad I tried Atomics, because I was seriously considering buying one of the Metron line-up. Now I know, these are not for me. What pleasantly surprised me that day is Monsters ? never thought seriously about Head, but now ? even thinking of probably getting one of those mountain Cadillacs lol.

Atomic Metron B5 2007
Written by Ski Review Guest on 02/12

By far the best ski I have ever owned. (172cm)  I am 6’2” 230lbs and the weight is only noticeable on the way to the lift line. It will shred and plough through anything you throw at it and then beg for more.  If you have a complaint then perhaps they are too advanced for your ability. AAA++++

Atomic Metron B5 2007
Written by Ski Review Guest on 02/22

If you can ski with cross under or cross over these skis rip. I’ve skied them in all conditions and they are great. The faster you go the better the ski. I’m 5’7” 190 and use 162’s. Never thought I’d ski on anything this short but now I’ll never go back.

Atomic Metron B5 2007
Written by Ski Review Guest on 02/24

Excellent ski.  I rented a pair at Whistler Blackcombe a couple of weeks ago.  Conditions were spring like and I found these skis excellent.  Especially if you ride fast. As for the weight, I agree with 2007-01-12 20:26:31 (AAA+++)

Atomic Metron B5 2007
Written by Ski Review Guest on 03/21

I skied these at Alpental March 18, 07 in spring conditions. Runs were steep and soft off of International and into the bowl. All I can say is that these skis were amazing. After skiing Volkl 724 Pros (177’s) for the past tow years I found that the 162 B5’s could get me into and out of steeps - including chutes and bumps much much better than I ever expected. If you ski them hard they rip - are very stable at speed - much more so than the 724’s. Wish I could have skied them in powder - but from all the posts I’ve read I think they will be great. You must try these for yourself to see what a difference a design like this can make in your skiing ability and enjoyment.

Atomic Metron B5 2007
Written by Ski Review Guest on 03/21

after 30 years of skiing experience (i am 34), I finally found the ski that suits me the best. I have rented it last week and definitly decided to buy a pair. Tried it in almost all conditions (off piste, on ice,not on powdersnow because lack of it…) and they really challenge you…They make you ski to and above your own limits.

Atomic Metron B5 2007
Written by Ski Review Guest on 09/28

I live at Sun Valley, Idaho. 3400’ of vert., and quite steep. Runs are groomed daily. They are long and wide and mostly straight down. crowded runs are unheard of, because it’s expensive and difficult to get here. That said, the B5’s are the ugliest and most strangly designed ski I’d ever seen. DJ, one of the areas best, saw me looking at these beasts in a ski shop. He said, “I see your looking at my favorite skiis” I said, “Surly your joking?” “no” he said. “buy them, you’ll fall in love”. So I did. The only thing I can add to the above reviews is “Dito”

Atomic Metron B5 2007
Written by Ski Review Guest on 12/21

The B5’s are a heavy ski when not on your feet but that does’nt matter once you get them on - they are excellent - great fun - able ski - especially at speed.

Atomic Metron B5 2007
Written by Ski Review Guest on 12/29

Many things come together with these easy to turn, all mountain ski.  As an expert male skier for 31 years, 170 pounds, and use to all kinds of conditions, I have found these skis to perform very well in all conditions.  Being that our snow turns firm fairly fast around these parts, (WA and N. ID and MT), I prefer more of a carving/ all mtn race ski.  I was hoping to find a ski to do it all from the smooth firm groomers to skiing the powder and skied-out crud.  The B5i is the one I desided to try.  The B5i length I chose was 172cm with the 76mm waist, and I’m glad I did.  With a turn radius of 12 meters,  they crank tight little, and GS turns when asked and power you into the next.  Carving hard edges at speed (I custom tuned the edges to .5 degrees bottom and 2 degrees side) on groomers and junk, the snow bite was impressive.  The skis where smooth as silk, stable as rocks, while slicing solid slalom and GS turns.  They track beaitifly in all phases of the turn.  Even during figure 11’s these skis didn’t waiver much at all.  In the steeps and the crud the B5i also rocked.  They dig in hard when you need to on the double black diamonds, and then float medium well in the crud and powder.  They also wiggle in and out of trees with ease.  I like these all of these features.  The B5i’s are the most controllable, high performance, forgiving, all-mountain race ski I have skied on, ever.  Perfect!  Thank the snow Gods for technology!

Atomic Metron B5 2007
Written by Ski Review Guest on 01/22

I ski in SW MT and these skiis rock. Great on all terrain and at moderate or faster speeds. This a great ski for go anywhere at anytime. Yea, fat skiis are a bit better in the powpow but on the groomers and cat tracks the B5 makes up for it. Buy it - Love it - Rip it.

Atomic Metron B5 2007
Written by Ski Review Guest on 01/25

Ever had a dream where your full potential as a skier suddenly is unleashed? You master absolutely everything? Well, I’ve had a pair of Metron B5’s for the third season now, and it’s a dream come true. These skis are truly the SUV of alpine skiing. They master moguls and off-piste, they are incredibly stable at high speed and deliver ultimate carving experience on groomed slopes. All in one! I am hooked! And yes, they are heavy, but I’m not into randonne so I couldn’t care less. Highly recommended!

Atomic Metron B5 2007
Written by Ski Review Guest on 04/22

once you have skied on these…you can never go back to skiing anything else…that good!

Atomic Metron B5 2007
Written by Ski Review Guest on 07/06

I am 17, Australian Male (69KGS and 181 CM’s) I own both the 152 and 162 Metrons B5

Well I have been on these skis for three seasons now, in both Australia (Mt Buller) and the US (Aspen). They have dealt with the conditions very well, in Australia on soft, wet and icy snow they have held up well and on the groomed beatufial white stuff in the US they have been sublime (well as all skis should in these conditions)

Pros: Perfect for all conditions and types Enough grunt to keep most people happy

Cons: Horrible on ice Lose speed quickly on flats Dont turn well at low speeds heavy

Atomic Metron B5 2007
Written by Ski Review Guest on 10/17

I bought the B5’s on the strength of the quality and technology that Atomic if famous for and the first ski mag reviews.  Skiing Whistler and Tremblant with the variety of snow I encountered these babies floated and plowed through everything and everywhere I went. As an all mountain ski they are a RUSH!!  I won’t ride anything else.

Atomic Metron B5 2007
Written by Ski Review Guest on 12/05

I cant praise this ski enough! Owned it about a year now, and every time I put them back on, it’s like falling in love again. You will never feel more in control than you do with these skies, they handle high speed like it’s nothing.

Many people have commented the weight on these skis. I’m 19 years old, 180 cm, 65 kilos, and I ride the 172 version. This is by far the heaviest skies I have owned, but their weigth is also their reason for stability. My first thought riding this ski wasn’t “god, this is heavy”, but the feeling that the ski is challenging you. So it’s a ski that will demand that you work a bit, both physicly and skillwise, but what they give you in return is more than worth it.

Atomic Metron B5 2007
Written by Ski Review Guest on 01/07

I also had the problem of the ski not running well on flats. With my B5 I changed the base edge angle to cause the ski to “float” more. (3 degree base edge and 3 degree side edge). I found the ski wouldn’t hold a high speed on flats long with standard edge degrees. Once I changed to a 3 degree base and 3 degree side…OMG so much faster in the flats and the skies dive into corners when there pressed. So be prepared. I?m 165 pds and 5’10” and I put my elbows on the snow doing SL turns with these skies.

I highly regard the Metron B5 as a top of the line ski. The weight of the skill helps with the ski.

Atomic Metron B5 2007
Written by Ski Review Guest on 01/22

After 45 years of skiing of which over 25 was racing and coaching and now I focus on steep n deep with my kids - -these skis are the best. I have slalom skis but use these to race both Slalom and GS because they carve so well and I love them in tight steep chutes but you had better be strong and be ready to handle the gforce they create in the arc my 162’s only get unstable over 45 mph or in 2 feet of crud when bombing

Atomic Metron B5 2007
Written by Ski Review Guest on 01/27

I was turned on to these skis by an instructor 4 years ago. I just bought a new pair to replace my old ones. If you like to carve fast arcs from slalom sized to GS, on a ski with some energy—nothing comes close to being as much fun. The bonus is that they perform well in crud and even a foot or so of powder. I ski with 4 other very good skiers—we all love them and keep a pair in our quivers.

Atomic should not discontinue these darlings. The Crimson Ti is better in the deeper stuff but on the front side doesn’t come close.

Atomic Metron B5 2007
Written by Ski Review Guest on 02/11

I skied M11s then moved up to the B5. The B5 is phenomenal. I wish Atomic still made something comparable. I have just added a pair of Crimson Tis to my quiver, but I will always have a soft spot for the B5. I plan to keep them until they are well and truly dead. There is nothing quite like the launch of a B5 as you come over top from one pure carved turn to another.

Atomic Metron B5 2007
Written by Ski Review Guest on 03/03

the best ski i ever had. Powerfull and stable like i drive a fast 4x4. The only thing you need is power on your feet. As about their weight, stop carrying but ride them hard !!!!

Atomic Metron B5 2007
Written by Ski Review Guest on 04/07

Just bought these and I am impressed. Can a ski make you 50% better overnight? I wouldn’t have thought so but these b5 skis are the real deal. I skied every condition including some double black back country (kicking horse BC) and found them to be a confidence inspiring ride. Just get them while you still can! Darren from Alberta

Atomic Metron B5 2007
Written by Ski Review Guest on 04/10

I’ve had four seasons on the 05? (orange and grey) and wow do they turn. I have never experienced edge grip like it on any ski. The weight thing is crapola, they initiate as well as any light ski. I get blisters on my hips from these brutes.

I really cannot believe they stopped making them? Poor move Atomic…

Atomic Metron B5 2007
Written by Ski Review Guest on 06/21

i have skied everything everywhere…no ski compares to the B5i…absolutely the best ski EVER made…atomic are total idiots for discontinuing this line….utter stupidity!

Atomic Metron B5 2007
Written by Ski Review Guest on 08/28

... to continue produce of these skis. I use a MONEY and TIME to find skis for myself and finally I buy first 2007 and again these years just because I heard that they stop produce them. I am 200 cm 125 kg and I ski on 172. They are really unbelievable. Especially for us high and heavy guys who loves short turns, powder, black slopes, whatever you want… so advice for Atomic, reconsider your decision on stop making these skis. Currently on the market it is not possible to find even close skis like b5. So be shore that you will have buyers for long time?

Atomic Metron B5 2007
Written by Ski Review Guest on 10/21

Found a pair of new 172’s and bought them…my Brother in law swears by his…going from 187 Salomon xscreams from 2001…I am expert, 230lbs, 5’11…I guess we’ll see!!!Can’ t wait for snow now!!!

Atomic Metron B5 2007
Written by Ski Review Guest on 10/31

Tried fellow instuctors pair. For the 1st time in 48 years of skiing could carve trenches at will, scribe complete 360degree RR tracks when carving at speed into flat, touch knuckles to inside of Carve, Carve in broken NW crud,Leap tall builidngs with a single bound.. Bought his pair even though they had over 50 days use. Keeped for rock skis, bought another use pair o off craigs list last season, and piking up 3rd pair tomorrow. I’m 160lb, use 162cm. Swear at on my old shoulder sin the parking lot swear by them on the hill. Fellow level 11 320lb 6’’ isntructor used 172cm’s. You should see his trenches! Had 135 lb female instructor try my 162cm. she dumped her wimpy ladies ski’s and is rockin on my first pair. Make srue you get the b5, not b5i or b511 if you like to CARVE in all conditions. Not difficult to ski if your movement patterns are good. No prob. teaching lessons on at slow speeds.

Atomic Metron B5 2007
Written by Ski Review Guest on 11/14

You guys convinced me!  Read through this today and wondered if I could find a pair. Just so happens today I wondered into a resale shop and found a pair of cherry B5’s for only $55 I immediately snatched them.  Can’t wait to try them in 3 weeks when my mountain opens in VT. Before this I skiied on Rossi S9 Comps and Vokl 5 Stars.  Can’t wait.

Atomic Metron B5 2007
Written by Ski Review Guest on 12/28

I looking for Atomic ski,s B5 metron 162 Can you offr me this ski,s w.luijten@planet.nl

Atomic Metron B5 2007
Written by Ski Review Guest on 01/12

I’ve been skiing for 30 years. Tried 10 pairs before falling in love with these. I’m a big guy and I am aggressive. No chatter at speed. Excellent carver for short turns but equally stable at speed in long GS turns. Lent them to my buddy who said it felt like there were magnets holding him to the hill. Best $800 I have ever spent. Will ski with these for ever.

Atomic Metron B5 2007
Written by Ski Review Guest on 02/01

I skied 70 days last year and have had 100+ day years…...can ski absolutely anything…..there simply is nothing like the b5i…the best of the best…once you ski these…you will never WANT (nay have to) to ski anything else. like the russians after glasnov…how can you go back to eating cabbage…when you have tasted chocolat!

Atomic Metron B5 2007
Written by Ski Review Guest on 02/08

i think that K2 Crossfire is better choice

Atomic Metron B5 2007
Written by Oleg on 03/09

Skier Height: 6’ Skier Weight: 210 lbs Skier Ability: Advance Ski length Tested: 172

Ski Review: Best ski I’ve ever had . It’s like I’ve never skied before . Amazing grip on any surface and any speed. I reached 100.8 kph at Blue Mountain and they runs so good at high speed as well as on icy double diamand.

Atomic Metron B5 2007
Written by Bob on 02/04

Skier Height: 5’-7” Skier Weight: 140 lbs Skier Ability: Instructor Ski length Tested: 152

Ski Review:  Date today is Feb 3/18.  Tried the 162s at Sun Peaks on a demo day and loved them back in 2006 or so.  But they only had a pair of 152s new for sale.  So bought those.  They have the orange tops and orange plastic tip with B5 on the base underside.  Still in 2018 still use these skis as a daily driver.  Also have the 175 X-Scream Series and 192 Rocker 2s @122 wide underfoot. 

The 152 B5s go anywhere including powder.  Just keep some speed up with a little weight back and the wide shovels keep you afloat.  Comparatively the 162s had much more float for me and felt better balanced in powder.  On steeps bumps ice crud wet powder black diamonds anything these short 152 skis dominate most other skis.  They are that good.  With a tiny 10m turn radius they can go down narrow chutes and steep bumps with ease.  But you should note that my son at 190 lbs did have difficulty in deep powder.  So would size up accordingly for weight and skier ability and conditions.  They cannot solve everything for everybody.  There are always pros and cons.

Definitely for carrying to and from the slopes the short 152 B5s are heavier than the massive192 Rocker 2s.  But in order to get that level of torsional rigidity and dampening some design weight compromise was necessary.  For me the trade-off is well worth it.  Once you snap in the bindings you quickly forget the weight of the B5s underfoot anyways.  Overall these skis are so good that am actually now trying to buy a couple more pairs off CL.  Maybe the red top B5s and the white B5is for a bit of variety if still available. 

Really have grown to love the 152 length because it is so maneuverable.  But am ok to go for the 162s as well.  Definitely would highly recommend for anyone willing to push hard and get the most out of this ski.  Is actually a true do it all high performance single quiver ski.  Amazing design that Atomic should still manufacture today.

Atomic Metron B5 2007
Written by Bob on 02/17

Skier Height: 5’-7” Skier Weight: 140 lbs Skier Ability: Instructor Ski length Tested: 162

Date today is Feb 17/18.  Just bought a pair of used white with black 162 B5is off CL today for $100.  Tuned the base and side edges then P-texed a little divot then waxed them.  Straight away took them up the mountain for a quick spin.  Surprisingly the 162s weigh close to the orange 152 B5s even though 10 cm longer.  Flex is softer in the longer tail.  Up by the tip the flex is maybe just a hair softer.  Overall the 162s feel a touch more flexy than the 152s.

The 162 B5is also go anywhere including powder.  The extra float helps in powder but you can feel the extra length and extra swing weight.  You do have to compensate technique for that.  On steeps bumps ice crud wet powder black diamonds anything these 162 skis also dominate most other skis.  But the 11m turn radius makes going down narrow chutes and steep bumps a bit more work than the 152s.  However that extra 10 cm length should be much better for my son at 190 lbs in deep powder.  So would definately get the 162s if heavier and the 172s if over 200 lbs.

The 162 length for me is not optimal when compared to the more maneuverable 152s.  Everything just happens a fraction of a second slower.  So if the orange 152 B5s were a 9/10 these white with black 162 B5is would be a 8/10 for me.  Basically one step down in overall performance.  But choose according to your own skill power weight etc.  For an all mountain ski -> this B5 twin lobe design with power channel shock absorbers is hard to beat and much more versatile than expected.

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