NORTH Atmos Carbon
Sizes Available: 133 x 39cm, 136 x 40cm, 138 x 41cm, 141 x 42cm, 144 x 43cm
Sizes Tested: 138 x 41cm
A dynamic ride with powerful upwind, precise edge control, rapid response and explosive pop. Reach earth’s atmosphere with the Atmos Carbon, our premier high-performance freeride board for mega-boosting, looping and controlled landings. The Atmos Carbon has been master-crafted by our skilled engineers, who have carefully positioned the full carbon laminate layup to provide balanced torsional stiffness and flex. The harmony created between outline, rocker and flex makes this the ultimate all-terrain board. Designed to ride overpowered with ease and control, yet still enabling early planing and low-end performance. Winner of the Highest Trick Score by Nick Jacobsen, and the Biggest Air by Marc Jacobs at the 2020 Red Bull King of the Air.
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The North Atmos takes North’s performance freeride board and blends in carbon construction for a super responsive but lightweight board that begs to be pushed to its outer limits. With a template the blends the softer edges of a freeride board with those of a boxier freestyle board, the Atmos finds a nice middle spot between comfort and performance. The board’s single concave bottom transitions into quad channels through the tips and mates with 40mm composite fins to give it decent but playful grip through the water. The Atmos is forgiving through the chop with a secure feeling on your edge that allows extra power and speed. In your hand, the board’s weight feels light yet sturdy enough for those that want load and pop performance, with a medium to stiff flex pattern that has some good push back for bigger, spring-loaded takeoffs. The rocker, template and tip channeling work together for a super intuitive and clean release when jumping, but for general riding and transitions, the grip is medium and somewhat playful and skatey for transitions and freestyle. For those that want to really push the limits, you’ll have to use more heel pressure to get the edge to bite and stabilize but its good chop handling and denser flex will gladly standup to the challenge of harder riding. You can get the Atmos in a hybrid construction that doesn’t have the same carbon layup, but when it comes to performance and feel, the Atmos Carbon delivers refined performance for riders that want to push the big air and freeride envelope with a board that delivers equal measures of ease-of-use, comfort and hard-charging performance.
The Atmos comes with three insert options for adjusting the stance width and the Flex twin tip bindings feature three holes on each side of the strap for adjusting stance duck. The footpad has a nice rubbery grip with a fairly dense feel, featuring slight contours under your heel and arch and a subtle toe bump to keep your foot planted. The strap is a triple Velcro adjustable strap with an overarching cover and the strap mounting points can move forward or aft to shift the strap more over your toes or deeper over your arch. The underside of the strap feels noticeably soft with no seams and a knitflex material. Overall, the Flex offers a solid balance between clean design and a good amount of adjustability while keeping the system clean and functional. The Flex bindings get high marks for optimizing comfort while maintaining a precise connection to the board and easy, intuitive adjustment.