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If you don't know the Bent Chetler by now, you better ask somebody. What started as Chris Benchetler's pro model has become the all-around powder and backcountry freestyle choice of more than half of the Atomic freeride team. Featuring both hybrid camber and hybrid construction for the best of all worlds, the Bent Chetler is a wide, light, and floaty ski with the capability to carve up hardpack almost as well as it surfs, spins, and slashes in the deep.

  • Hybrid POP Rocker uses tip and tail rocker for early-planing float in powder, with traditional camber underfoot for edging on hard snow
  • Traditional sidecut underfoot for hardpack turns and takeoffs, tapered tip and tail for hook-free powder slayage
  • Cap construction in the tip and tail reduces weight and adds chip resistance, while three-layer sandwich construction in the center adds power and precision on edge
  • Benchetler-designed custom graphic for face-melting lift rides and photoshoots

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Is the 183 too much ski? I've heard it...

Is the 183 too much ski? I've heard it asked before but not with my height and weight. I'm 5'6" 140-145 lbs. I mostly ski the NW (Alpental, Whistler and Crystal) and only ski the off -piste, steep, technical, backcountry, no jumping, no switch. I'm currently on the BD 170 Verdicts (love em) and I'm skeptical about going to a 183, but this ski seems pretty awesome

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Although 183 is a bit much you probably wont find yourself hating it for its extra length. It will float better and take high speed better but at only 145lbs unless you charge super hard and demand grab in hard corners from your ski you shouldnt need that much length. Since they are out of stock you may just wait for the new years model and get the right size

5 5

Best ski Iv ever owned!

These skis are a pure powder ski that love to fly around the whole mountain or huck a huge cliff. I'v skied hard pack snow, all the way to 5 ft of fresh powder, these skis will do it all! These are honestly the best skis I have ever owned!

Best ski Iv ever owned!
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What are the rocker camber,and dimensions...

What are the rocker camber,and dimensions on this ski?

I am thinking about making skis, has any one tried, how did they turn out compared to factory skis?

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Would love to hear any experience out there...

Would love to hear any experience out there of people who have mounted dynafits vert tlt z12s on this. I am thinking about it but wondering if it is too much ski? Alternatively thinking of marker tours or fritsche freeride pros.

Why is this ski only in 183 cm, not any...

Why is this ski only in 183 cm, not any shorter? Also does anyone know if they will make it shorter next year?

What should be the minnimum wait/height...

What should be the minnimum wait/height for the 183. I way 125 and am 5foot 10. Would this ski be good for me.

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Not a good choice for WEIGH 125 lbs at 5'10" need to gain a few lbs or this ski is gonna toss you.

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I'm on a pair of Rossi S3's right now. And...

I'm on a pair of Rossi S3's right now. And I love them. But Rossi's are still too heavy for me. I'm 5'11" and 150lbs and wanting to get a ski that I can throw tricks in the backcountry with. I'm getting into Freeride comps and need a ski that can throw it down no matter what. I've been looking at the Bent Chetlers along with the Bluehouse Maestro, Rossi S7's, K2 Obsethed, and whatever other ski I come across with the same dimensions. I would just like something that is playful, easy to throw around, can huck 20'+ cliffs and allows me to ride away like a pro.

5 5

Best Pow Stick

Just get them, if theyre out of stock, there is a reason, cause they are SICK! Dont just take my word for it, watch some videos and see how many big spins and and corks flash the rainbow base. If you are a smaller dude (or girl) also check out Armada JJ, but if youre like me, 200lbs and 6'2, you def want a big ski like this. I wish I had 192's.........maybe next year. But the 183's are butter in the powder. Throw on some Marker Jesters and you've got one of the lightest Pow ski set ups out there. I just moved mine from like -5 (some demo skis i picked up with badly mounted bindings), to -1, and HOLY CRAPOLY! Get these babies close to center and you can perform like a maniac. And the switch, unbelievable. If you don't ski switch ever and you wanna charge only, why are you even looking at this ski? This is a Play ski, not an old man bombimg down "double blacks" ski. If you are thinking about mounting -3.5 or more, dont do it, just go get some volkls or rossi's and stick to the tram club! Go huck yourself!

5 5

Will Never Ski Anything Else

First thing first. This skis is made to be center mounted. It flows so beautifully and is very easy to turn. At high speeds this ski is amazing. When you start to feel like your loosing control you can rely on those tails. Spinning is ridiculously easy even though its a very fat ski. In powder it floats like a dream. It ski's just fine on the groomers and hardpack. I even ski a little park with it. My everything ski.

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Where did you mount your 192s? I don't do switch or big airs. "Center" mark is true center, and "Team" mark is back -2.5 cm but still seems pretty forward.

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because of the tail rocker and shape of the ski, it probably wouldn't be a good idea to mount them any further then 3.5 back from true center. Any further and your putting your power in a place that it is not designed for

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Sam Schwartz kills it, and so does his dad.......

5 5

Simply Awesome

Worked great in all conditions, powder, chunder, groomed and hard packed. I am impressed with the stability and how quick you can turn these when you want to despite their girth. I have the current Gotama and tried the JJ's for a week and these are by far the best ski I have been on yet.

5 5

192 Bents - All you could ask for

Just got off my 192 Bent Chetlers here in PC...let me tell you, everything you want in a ski. Kills the groomers, can definitely lay an edge, and once you get into 4", like surfing a wave. Chatter is expected at high speeds with the rocker, but they straight-line anything like non-other. Definitely my go to ski whenever I want to play around or check off every zone during a day of fresh snow.

I have been using the original Volkl Gotamas...

I have been using the original Volkl Gotamas for powder days which have been great. I am now looking to upgrade to something with rocker. How do the Bent Chetlers compare to the new Gotama?

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These will be better in the powder. 123 mm underfoot and they turn anyway you want them to. I used mine in powder this weekend and they were great from just skiing open bowls to 30 foot cliffs.

Any more 192s expected?

Any more 192s expected?

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definatly not
i was talking to my ski shop guy to see if i could get another pair, because the airline almost lost my pair. he said atomic oversold the 192's and theres not even any at the factory for warranties. good luck finding a pair bud, i will be incredibly impressed

Has anyone toured on these skis or a similar...

Has anyone toured on these skis or a similar twin rocker? Im considering putting some dukes on mine but im not sure about skinning with the huge rockers. Thanks

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They will be just fine. plenty of flat ski underfoot to grip on even slick skin tracks.

Hi Guys I am an agressive skier that likes...

Hi Guys I am an agressive skier that likes to be on one ski all day from backcountry and tree runs to a few trips to the park.

I have read lots of reviews of these in the powder, trees and groomers. has anyone used them in the park?

How do they fair for a big ski?

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Great ski for a daily driver everyday ski if your an agressive skier and live out west. Since you are considering to go in the park this is not the ski for that. A better ski to look into if your going to do any park at all would be armada JJ which is very similar to the Chetler, but just skinnier. The JJ's and the Chetlers won't be the best on the hardpack, but they both have traditional camber so will work pretty well. They ski pretty short due to the rocker, but still are very stable due to it's 123 underfoot and the full 183 will be touching while you ski powder or really fast which is when you want the longer ski. In powder and tree's and backcountry jumps this ski will be absolutely amazing. This year's tail is stiffer and therefore will help more in big mountain skiing and a good tail to rely on. They also are an amazing backcountry jumping ski. If you want to ski park on these they will not due well. I'd recomend the armada JJ. It's also a slightly lighter ski.

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they seem to have a fairly soft base so they might not be the best to bang on boxes

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The Chetler's are awesome, but not much for park riding. Chris uses them for everything, but I could not justify paying $700 for a ski that I'd be thrashing around. For only $400, you can get the Bluehouse Maestro, with the same materials, and more attention to detail. Handmade in SLC, UT, Bluehouse skis kill the competition, in price, quality, and customer service/warranty.
178cm or 189cm, 134/118/131, flat camber underfoot, early rise, early taper tip and tail. Floats everything, smooths crud, trenches groomers.
Check it out:
With the $300 you save, you can buy a whole lot of beer, nachos or other gear.

5 5

Amazing do it all

These things slay. In the deep stuff they are effortless to keep afloat and they will STOMP anything. Not to mention the bases look prettttty sick when you're hucking over your friends. If you want to do a bit of charging and jib everything mother nature has to offer on the mountain this is the ski!