• Atomic Bent Chetler 2016

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      • Review by Blurst on Feb 09, 2016 @ 11:44 AM
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      • Review:

        I bought the Bentchetler at the beginning of the season with the idea that I was going to use it as my everyday ski living in Revelstoke, as the season progressed and my I tried some different gear this turned out not to be the case.

        The Bentchetler is a phenomenal deep pow ski, if you are like Chris and are fortunate enough to be skiing in Japan, flying in helicopters, driving sleds, or riding in cats on a daily basis than this is an epic ski. If you are riding 1700m top to bottom with crazy terrain and condition changes on the way down than maybe it will not be the best.

        My biggest issue with the ski is how soft the tails are. It does make the ski playful in the soft snow but that is about the only advantage that I have been able to find thus far. With the very soft tail I have found that you sacrifice stability at speeds, the ability to confidently drive the tip through crud, stability on hardpack/ice and most importantly a significant amount of pop when compared side by side to other similar powder skis. When I'm charging through trees and need to make a very quick adjustment or turn I can't get the response from the skis that I would like. Because of this I have adjusted my style of skiing in a way that I can only describe as "surfy" (keeping the skis floating sideways as opposed to charging them straight down the fall line). This riding style is not beneficial for me when Im navigating tight coulouirs and riding out of larger cliff features.

        All in all the Bentchetler is fun for deep snow and backcountry jumps and hits but it certainly is not my everyday ski that I was hoping it to be.

        6/10

        Ratings:
        • Terrain
          Park
          Pow
        • Design
          Clean
          Busy
        • Durability
          Fragile
          Durable
        • Weight
          Light
          Heavy
        • Style
          Uncool
          Cool
        • Flex
          Soft
          Stiff
        • Camber
          Cambered
          Rockered
        • Pop
          No Pop
          Poppy
        • Stability
          Jittery
          Stable
    • Product Information
    • Name:
    • Bent Chetler
    • Manufacturer:
    • Atomic
    • Year:
    • 2016
    • Gender:
    • Male
    • At A Glance
    • Terrain
    • Park
      Pow
    • Design
    • Clean
      Busy
    • Durability
    • Fragile
      Durable
    • Weight
    • Light
      Heavy
    • Style
    • Uncool
      Cool
    • Flex
    • Soft
      Stiff
    • Camber
    • Cambered
      Rockered
    • Pop
    • No Pop
      Poppy
    • Stability
    • Jittery
      Stable
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