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All Mountain Xwing v Atomic blackeye

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Hello everyone, new to this forum Im thinking about buying some all mountain skis, have tried the Salomon x wing Tornado ti at the chillfactor and the fisher Watea, liked the x wing better, very stable and a joy to ski. but iam unable to get my hands on a pair of Atomic blackeye ti to try, has anybody been on both? very happy with the 70/30 mix. Im 5"11 and 14 stone and improving, just love to ski, i know they will both do the job, keep reading about having to push the X Wings (fine with that, but like to chill at times and catch a view) which is the best all round ski if there is such a thing? Im on imformation overload, but At around £500 a pop i want to walk out with the best that suits Cheers
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Hey reno,

Welcome to SnowHeads.

Have tried both, and am the same height and weigh a little less, but about the same when i have my pack on.

The Atomics bored me, pity as I love their race skis and I loved my 833EX/M s from the early 90s.

The Salomons were a joy indeed. Fun and snappy.
The 166 would be sufficient for more piste oriented skiing and the 173 will add the extra float to head off the pistes.
If you are strong legged, then quick slalom-ish turns are still possible with the 180s and they will give loads of float if you want to explore deeper pow off piste.

Oh and the Ti Pl is even snappier/lively

hope that helps.
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Thanks for the reply Graet help. Someone said the x wing tornado ti was the the ford Mondeo of skis! sounds good to me,as the Mondeo 2.5 titanium x was a wolf in sheeps clothing and if badges are not your thing,one hell of a car! and lets not forget ford gave us the GT40and the Cosworth.
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reno, having tested skis for years, I now have a pair of Tornado Ti's PL. I tested them last year and they were amazing, certainly not the mondeo of the mountains. So lively and smooth.

I'm the same height as you but lighter and I have the 173. Personally, I think the 166 would be too short for you.

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