I’ve skied on most of the Atomic Q7 Revoshock range over the years and they’ve been my go-to in the wide variety of hire shops this itinerant travel writer encounters along the way.
Solid, dependable, won’t-let-me-down-in-tricky-situations kind of skis.
But the Atomic Q7 Revoshock Cs are a giant leap for skikind and take matters to an altogether new level of brilliance. The first impression when I met my new babies in the Atomic factory was “Urh?” They were no longer red but a mixture of greys and purples with a yellow sidewall.
Greysters? Purplesters? No matter. Brash colours and hip designs are not my thing. Denis Dietrich, Atomic’s Global PR Manager, suggested I ‘go large’- but only by 1cm – slightly longer than my normal 180cm. Denis knows what he’s talking about with champion athletes like Mikaela Shiffrin, and Marcel Hirscher skiing on Revoshocks.
Next stop Altenmarkt, the nearest slope, for testing. The Atomic Q7 Revoshock instantly felt right, stable in my first cruisy carves, then upping the speed, the edges held rock solid as I angulated. No chatter or hop when I used the whole width of the piste taking in artificial snow, chopped-up sides and the occasional lurking hummock. All in a day’s work for these beauties. I especially loved the response in short turns, the skis storing energy and releasing it at just the right moment.
No sniggering please when I report that yes, that extra 1cm makes all the difference. Those first few runs were followed by a tour of eleven resorts across Austria; three weeks of sun, cold, soft, crud, hardpack, and ice. Ice! The ultimate trial for all-round skis. The Atomic Q7 Revoshock held the course I steered calmly with no heart-stopping slither or rattle.
I’m a medium-paced skier, always seeking that ultimate ‘Zen’ turn when time stands still… the one you can recall years afterwards.. There will be many of these with my Q7s.
Thank you, Atomic.
Tell Me More about Redster Q7 Revoshock C Skis + M 12 Gw Bindings
The Atomic Redster Q7 Revoshock C combines Revoshock technology with Atomic’s All-Condition Piste Shape and packages it for intermediate to advanced skiers. Revoshock C absorbs vibration and ski chatter, creating a smooth and responsive ski that thrives in any condition on the groomers.
Multi Radius Sidecut encourages you to make whatever turn the terrain demands. Short radius turns will feel snappy and quick, while longer GS arcs will be rock solid whether the piste is morning ice or afternoon slush. An 85mm waist gives you a little more platform for those days where snow conditions change from morning to afternoon. The Power Woodcore, Dura Cap Sidewall construction, and TI Powered Titanal layer keeps the performance predictable and fast.