I doubt this will be of interest to many since the atmosphere has been out for awhile, but I just got one and was pleasantly surprised. I have always wanted to try either the atmosphere or the new breed, but the atmosphere looked too heavy spec-wise and the new breed is wider than I prefer. I wish I had taken a chance on checking one out sooner.
I’m not going to do a full on review, I just wanted to throw some thoughts out there for anyone whose thought about picking up an atmosphere.
Weight: I thought it would feel like a lead weight on the string, but really it just feels solid. Comparable to a 66-68g full size.
Gap: plenty wide for lots of string layers, but still binds well even with a centering bearing.
Grinds: pretty surprised here, I never thought a plastic could grind so well. Not as good as a bead blasted finish, but on par with something like a pyramatte finish.
Spin time: long spinning with little slow down since the string has plenty of space from touching the sides.
Stability: it doesn’t have the stability of a super rim weighted throw, but it is very stable and has a tendency to straighten itself out during play.
Overall, the atmosphere has my favorite quality in an undersized throw; it feels like a full sized throw in an under sized body. Giving you the spin and stability of full size and the maneuverability of an undersized.