The Atomic Affinity Storm is a great ski for strong intermediates to expert skiers The 84mm waist is wide enough to tackle crud or variable snow conditions, while maintaining a very agile feeling allowing you to make tight turns. Stepdown Sidewall Construction has a cap construction in the tip and tail to increase maneuverability, a vertical sidewall under the binding platform for edge hold on firm snow. The Light Woodcore is made from Poplar that gives the Storm a light feeling. A single layer of Titanium is placed underneath the wood to give you stability, and prevents the ski from twisting as you speed down a steep, freshly groomed black diamond. Atomic uses a V-Shape meaning that the tip is wider than the tail that reduces muscle strain and fatigue, while being easier to control. The Storm is made with Atomic's All Mountain Rocker that has tip rocker that will initiate turns easier for you. Camber underfoot and in the tail will give you a spring or rebound to transfer energy from one ski to the next, and improve your edge hold on firm snow. If you need a ski that will be stable in variable snow conditions while having a light and snappy feeling for the front side, grab your gear because the Atomic Affinity Storm is a brewing!