Atomic raved about their new Vantage range at the Kuhtai ski tests, and until we tried them we thought "Well yes, they would"; once we'd done a few laps on them we knew what all the fuss was about.
As with the Vantage's bigger brother the 95 we loved this ski. It's a tad more technical in design - besides utilising the ridiculously named 'Carbon Tank Mesh' in the tip and tail it also features titanium under foot, a combination that reduces weight whilst allowing for better transfer of power in turns; and despite the daft name it works.
Edge hold and responsiveness were excellent, especially on piste and in crud, and we were encouraged by the mix of nimbleness and stability to really push the ski whether on or off-piste.
It scored consistently highly in every category - maybe not quite as smooth in terms of overall feedback as the bigger 95 but our tester felt that had he been on the longer 184 this would probably not have been a problem.
If you're after a truly high performance all mountain ski the Atomic Vantage 90CTi should be on your checklist.
Conclusion - a powerful ski for strong and confident advanced skiers who want to maximise turning potential on all types of terrain.