The Bent Chetler is such a fun ski, so fun in fact that when my buddy set me up to ride his for a day, I bought a pair that evening. On any kind of variable snow condition the 'Chetlers rip. From slush to powder to crud, turn initiation is effortless and they have the backbone to charge regardless the situation. The only place these skis are a bit squirrely is on very firm hardpack where keeping on top of your edges is key. If you're looking for a fun, playful ski for everything but the firmest of days, the Bent Chetlers kill it.