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I bought these to replace my old Volkl Chopsticks and I gotta say that they replaced more than just my powder skis. These Atomics quickly became my every condition ski also replacing my all mountain 1080 Foils. This is the first of several powder skis that I have ridden that give me the control and stability that I need to ski the heavier powder that we experience in Tahoe. Also it has a great design with the camber underfoot rockered tip and tail allowing this ski to ride in powder, groomers, and even the park really with its poppy core. Overall great ski and would definitely recommend to anyone interested in a one quiver ski.
From the moment I unleashed my first slash turn on these bad boys a handful of years ago, I knew IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢d found the one, as the Atomic Bent Chetler was and still is one of, if not my favorite pow ski of all time.
The Bent Chetler, which I'm sure everyone on here knows, is the brainchild of its namesake, Chris Benchetler, and if youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve ever had the pleasure of watching Chris ski, then you know he rips, and his pro model offering is a big part of the reason why.
In the deepest of the deep, this ski (along with my other favorite pow ski of all time, the Moment Deathwish) caused me to have more fun skiing than I ever have, thanks to a well-tapered tip and tail that helps you initiate and finish your turns like a pro surfer, the perfect amount of rocker, and a healthy offering of stiffness and girth under foot. And although most skis beyond the 120mm under foot realm only perform well outside the ropes, the Bent Chetler slays in-bounds terrain as well, allowing you to tear up the groomed like a hot knife through butter and the crud like a monster truck in a parking lot full of smart cars.
Much love to Atomic and Chris for producing a ski that has made skiing that much more fun.