Atomic Bent Chetler Ski Test Results 2016 Review

September 16, 2015
Atomic Bent Chetler Ski Test Results 2016
GEAR INSTITUTE RATINGS
84
Responsiveness
8
Stability
6
Float
9
Firm Snow Survival
7
Forgiveness
7
Value
7

The Good

  • Buttery turns
  • Easy to pivot and turn
  • Turns the whole mountain into a terrain park
  • Fun to ski

The Bad

  • Not as good at higher speeds
  • Lower marks for overall stability
  • Needs to be turning (or jibbing)
THE VERDICT

Atomic's Bent Chetler is a fun, easy to initiate ski that makes buttery turns and rewards expressive skiers who like to jib the mountain and catch air.

FULL REVIEW

Atomic’s Bent Chetler is the powder ski for expressive, playful skiers who aren’t just satisfied with making GS style trenches in the fresh snow. Playful, incredibly easy to initate (thanks to the HRZN Tech construction that adds a more hull-shaped rocker and increased surface area to the tips and tails), this ski had several testers raving about its “buttery” turns. That also tranlsated to untold amounts of freestyle possibilities–including popping rocks, schmearing spines, and slarving wind lips–for skiers with the skills.

That ease of initiation translated to a lack of stability for more traditional testers who prefer to plow heavy arcs in the powder and who lean into the bottom of each turn. This ski prefers a lot more action than most GS-style skiers will give it, and is tons of fun for intermediate to expert skiers who like to treat every deep day like their own personal video game.

 


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MSRP
$900.00
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