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Powder Ski: Line Pescado or Atomic BC 120 in 192cm
new to the forum. I am having a super hard time deciding between my first true powder ski. N
arrowed the choices down to either Pescado or BC120 at 192cm.
I am 5'11 and ski in pacific northwest. Advanced skier, can ski almost anything but no cliffs. Also have a trip to Japan next year, so definitely need a true pow ski.
I've demo'd BC120 in 192 and loved it, but also heard many good things about Pescado. The swallow tail and the tight radius design is certainly interesting.
And another consideration is graphics. I love the upcoming 20/21 BC120 graphics. Both top sheet and base look sick.
Pescado's graphic is not so much of my style. This year's black/dull pink or next year's grey/grey-ish green is also kind dull.
So given this, I am looking for a ski better suited for me. Is the Pescado's 180 length more maneuverable in trees than the BC120 in 192? Which ski will surf better? And which ski will be more fun in pow?
Go with the bentchetlers you will not regret it. Especially when it get’s chopped out, despite their weight reduction
seems like you already know you like the Bent Chetlers so we will support you in buying Bent Chetlers
welcome to New Schoolers we are here for you OP
Bents are hands down one of the most fun versatile pow skis. That stiffer tail is a big help on landings if ya get a little backseat, which we all do from time to time. You forget how light it is as well with how well it skis fast.
With that said, the pescado is THE ultimate powder tool. In very deep snow you will not find a better feeling ski. That fish tail allows the tip to plane in deep snow in a way that really feels like surfing. It will definitely feel more turny in tighter terrain more due to it's directional shape than its turn radius (which is longer than you'd think) It's versatility is decent as well, but if you're going to ski this ski in every day conditions more often than the bents will be more friendly.
**This post was edited on Apr 14th 2020 at 9:08:27am
The bentchetler is the better ski, but i've heard great things about the pescado too. but bencetler is a cool dude
Having skied the Chetler 120, the Pescado, the Chetler 100 and the Sakana, the Pescado and the Sakana are hands down the most insane skis ever in deep snow. The Pescado is unsinkable and STUPID quick edge to edge. The swallowtail design allows for a shorter length to be skied. If you like the Chetler, go for it! If you have the chance to test the Pescado, go for it also!
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