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Atomic Nomad Blackeye 2008 Ski Review

A narrower and quicker version of the crimson, with lots of edge grip and versatility. You can actually feel the edges engage progressively throughout the entire turn.

Atomic Blackeye 2008

Model: Atomic Nomad Blackeye (2008)
Size(cm) / Radius(m): 170/17
Sidecut: 129-79-107

Manufacturer’s Description of the Atomic Nomad Blackeye:

"Measuring 79mm under foot, the "NEW" Atomic Blackeye is over 1.5 cm wider than earlier shapes, and one of the most versatile skis Atomic has ever made. The Blackeye provides more stability and is 20% lighter than previous shaped skis, making it more buoyant for a sweeter ride. With a turning radius that measures 17m, the Atomic Nomad Blackeye ski carves much tighter than earlier shaped skis that averaged 20m. A nano-reinforced backbone puts a stronghold on twisting so the skis go where you point them, and innovative Torsion and Flex Control system eliminates weight from the tip and tail providing a more forgiving flex. Experience ease of turns, while the Blackeye takes on rough terrain, pushing through crud with excellent stability."

Ski-Review’s Verdict:

A solid ski and a great choice for the “everywhere” skier that wants to move to a more stable platform without giving up agility and versatility.

Very responsive and capable in any turn shape and 1 tester’s opinion “incredible for a mid-fat ski”.

Sometimes the best characteristics of a new ski are the amount of FUN they deliver. This is one of those skis. They’re relatively easy to ski while delivering great edge grip, directional stability and a light responsive feel.

Enough ski for the All Mountain big guy, and light and easy enough for the ladies who want a little wider platform to deliver them through the late afternoon crud.

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Reader Ski Reviews of the Atomic Nomad Blackeye 2008
Atomic Nomad Blackeye 2008
Written by Ski Review Guest on 09/08

Great all mountain Ski. I skied theses in 2007. Great off piste control, powder float is one of the best I’ve ad from an ‘All Mountain’ Ski, yet onIce and hard pack grip was superb. Easy tern initiation, and this baby carves like a pro. Flat out these kept up with my SX B5’s without any loss of stability. I can’t wait for the snow to fall so that i can dust them off and get ripping again.

Atomic Nomad Blackeye 2008
Written by Ski Review Guest on 11/14

I skiied these in March 2007 in Whistler with extremely variable snow conditions - powder to slush.  As an intermediate skiier, I found them fantastic - great edging and plenty of energy.  Tons stiffer than the Rossignol B3s I had been using.  They were a ‘must have’.

Atomic Nomad Blackeye 2008
Written by Ski Review Guest on 12/17

Skied these 12/07 Killington, Vt. various conditions.  171’s. I’m 5’9” 165lbs. expert.  They are a pleasure!  I found them quick edge to edge, stable, predictable.  When I needed to switch to my race skiis, I didn’t want to take these off…FUN!

Atomic Nomad Blackeye 2008
Written by Ski Review Guest on 02/05

Want them for eastern skiing..hardpack, crud and the occasional ride in powder and through the trees. expert 6’, 185lb.. Would you say 171 or 175’s?

Atomic Nomad Blackeye 2008
Written by Ski Review Guest on 02/21

Bought these skis (171cm, I’m 5’11 165 lbs) a month ago and have skied them at SunShine, Cypress and Sun Peaks. I absolute love them. My previous skis were Atomic R9 22’s. I found the blackeye’s wonderful at high speeds, great carvers and still very easy to ski in the powder.

Atomic Nomad Blackeye 2008
Written by Ski Review Guest on 03/21

I GOT THESE MID SEASON, WAS HESITANT ABOUT PURCHASING A SKI WITH FOAM CORE. ANY DOUBT WAS QUICKLY PUT TO REST THE FIRST TIME DOWN THE SLOPE, HUNTER,NY..  I;M 5’8 180LB.  ADVANCED SKI LEVEL - GOT THEM IN SIZE 165.. AMAZING SKI, HOLDS GREAT, I FEEL LIKE HAVE CONTROL AT ANY SPEED WITH VARIABLE CONDITIONS (EAST COAST ICE), CAN EASILY INITIATE A TURN, AND FAR EXCEEDED MY EXPECTATIONS!

Atomic Nomad Blackeye 2008
Written by Ski Review Guest on 07/28

I tested 5 different types in one day at Falls Creek, Australia. The Nomad Blackeye was outstanding performer. The only one close to it was Rossignol Bandit. Very close, but no cigar. They’re easy on the legs and very responsive, holding well through all conditions.

Atomic Nomad Blackeye 2008
Written by Ski Review Guest on 08/08

I skied the Tigershark for ten days, jumped on the Blackeye ski and never looked back. The Blackeye was better in all conditions. Edge hold was wonderful and since I am in New Zealand I skied plenty of chud and ice. I ski hard (in fact I broke two sets of Tigersharks) and the Blackeyes rise to every occasion. Tigersharks are pretty much a hit and miss ski, some love them but about the same amount of people hate em. I hate em, my guess, great if your a cruiser and don’t expect much.

Atomic Nomad Blackeye 2008
Written by Ski Review Guest on 10/07

Bought the skis in 178 (i think) and i like them.  I am 6’0” 180lb expert who skis mostly eastcoast.  I only skied them one day on groomed trails and did not to get to mash any bumps.  Most of my skiing nowadays is geared toward teaching my kids.  They turn great, but if you want to fly, watch out… they rattled at real high speeds enough to get me a little nervous.

Atomic Nomad Blackeye 2008
Written by Ski Review Guest on 12/15

Awesome go anywhere ski.  Just back from Aspen, 12 inches of early season powder, the blackeyes were surprisingly good in this stuff.  I am light (130 lb) but I can still flex this ski.

Atomic Nomad Blackeye 2008
Written by Ski Review Guest on 02/11

Fantastic ski, bought these last year and absolutely love them. Great edge control, very responsive and extremely stable at high speeds. It allows me to just bomb down the mountain. I originally bought the 164’s and felt really comforable but then wanted more, so i went and got the 178’s, wow sometimes I have to tell myself to slow down because the trail does come to an end!!!

Atomic Nomad Blackeye 2008
Written by Ski Review Guest on 03/08

They are fantastic , but don’t go on the moguls run. I broke my 171nomad after 9 days and I am not really heavy at 145lb.

Atomic Nomad Blackeye 2008
Written by Gregory on 02/26

Skier Height:6’ 0 Skier Weight:205 Skier Ability:advanced Ski length Tested:171

Ski Review:my very first ski! I bought them 3 years ago from a friend and through the past 3 years I’ve learned alot while skiing these. Yes its 2020 and these skis are from 2007 lol. I just wanted to leave a review about them. They have been very dependable but, they are getting ready to retire. This will be my last year with them. I demoed some 2020 skis and with all the technology they put in them now versus 2008 I just have to retire them now.

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