You obviously do not to shit about the opus, i agree about the hellbent but the opus defines playful and is no heaver if not lighter that the automatic. The only playful atomic skis is the chetler. You also talking about a ski with less than all- terrain rocker in the tail, which is, not playful, basically directional if skiing in pow. The automatic is stiff and is meant for charging big lines, by no means this is a bad ski but not the ski you described it as. Get the Opus its a great ski, dont know much about the chetler but stay away from the hellbent, i have only had bad experiences with the ski.