The Atomic Vantage collection of all-mountain skis is relatively unique in their construction and feel. Atomic’s Prolite construction essentially removed material from the center of the ski creating a channel between raised areas along the edge of the ski. There are two main renditions of this construction relying on either metal or carbon. This Vantage 86 C relies on the latter. The Energy Backbone and Carbon Tank Mesh provide most of the performance in the Vantage 86 C. One of the biggest benefits of that construction is weight, and the Vantage 86 C is impressively lightweight at 1550 g in the 173 cm length. Skis in this width range tend to be versatile resort all-mountain skis, and we expect the Vantage 86 C to be a lively, fun-loving ski.