Between the individual decks lies an elastomer layer which reacts to pressure. When the skis are stressed, the elastomer stiffens, therefore increasing their stability and thus giving the rider better overall control on the slopes. This technology allows for better control at low speeds, and can assist with acceleration out of turns. As a slalom ski, this model differs from the GS version with higher torsional rigidity and more precise tracking. The cores are constructed of wood from tip to tail, and include 2 layers of titanium, plus a “Power core” cap. The Atomic D2 Race SL has a MSRP of $999.00.