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If you ski it, you will come.

The go-to, pow stick of those pushing the sport, hybrid-pow profile Atomic Bent Chetler Ski is back for another season of pillow-y jibs, buttery pow, and hoots from the lift above. The Bent's tapered tips and tails add to the hybrid-rocker magic, enabling hook-free radness and effortless smearability no matter how non-groomed your terrain. Whether you're into hucking backcountry booters, or you're just looking for the funnest pow ski you've ever skied, the Bent is your straight shooter.
  • Hybrid Powder 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 adventuresome lift rides and photoshoots

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5 5

Go to powder ski

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Bought these skis 2 years ago and still charge harder than any powder ski on the market. Bentchetler is the best powder ski on the market

If there was a ski like the chetler but...

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If there was a ski like the chetler but shorter what would it be

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how short? The K2 Obesthed and Rossignol Super 7 both felt similar. But the Atomics charged a bit harder than both being a little stiffer

This skies are grate for jumping and...

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This skies are grate for jumping and freestyleing, but i wanted to know if this skies are also good for curving or riding?

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actually, these arent a freestlye ski If that is what you are looking at go for a (http://www.backcountry.com/salomon-twenty-twelve-ski), but they do tricks just fine, as far as carving goes they are going to be quite sloppy on hardpack.

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How stiff would this ski be?

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How stiff would this ski be?

How do these preform in groomers? I'm...

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How do these preform in groomers? I'm mounting them with dynafits, and using them for touring. I have a pair of surface new life's that work great in powder, but absolutely can't hack it on the flats and traverses. Anyone have any thoughts on how the bent's would handle for touring? Thanks!

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pretty wide for groomers, but they are a freeride ski so they should have ample hard snow preformance

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They work well on groomed groomers. At Squaw last weekend, for instance, Thurs--big snow=Bents, Fri-big snow=Bents, Sat-snow stopped, Bents in the morning for a few runs, then my 85width ski for the rest of the day. But it floats in the pow sweetly. (Also makes it real easy to rescue snowboarders stuck in the pow).

4 5

192's

Took out 192's. Fun ski, good edge hold on the groomers, not a demanding ski in any wayl. Overall a lot better than i thought they would be. I was probably mounted at +2/+3 and had some tip dive in 6+ inches of pow, but think they would work great in the pow if i had the demo bindings adjusted back further.

4 5

183cm Skis

What a great ski, and super easy to just jump on and feel right at home! I find it to be a great powder ski, but I bought it specifically just for that, since it only comes in the 183cm. I did find that when the powder got skied out, it was still very stable in the cruddy softer snow. With the sidewall construction and early rise tip an tail it is a forgiving ski that is not too stiff.

5 5

183 Bent Chetlers

I have a dozen pairs of skis in my Quiver. This year I always came back to the Bent Chetlers, they just do everything and well.
Ski mostly Mt Baker from Pow to cement to Mank with some ice.
On the way back to the lift from side country on the groomers they flat fly and even carve nicley. I even ran some gates with'm for fun for half a day. Best mounting is half way from center to team. The team mount line tends to be a bit loose in the tail if you want to relay charge.
The most fun ski I think I've ever owned.
Thinking of the 192's for next year.

3 5

Best ski to ride, not best durability

These are the most fun skis i have ever ridden in the entire world... while they work. Two straight years i've broken the skis. (atomic stands behind them with a warranty) I'm not a big guy, 5'8'' 170ish and im not sending 50-60fters with these things, but two years in a row ive had to send them back. Year one was a delam issue that seemed to be fixed, year two i shattered the sidewall with minimal impact. I see friends riding 3 yr old JJ's with core shots everywhere and they are still structurally fine... i wish for those days.

Dont get me wrong though, they are THE MOST FUN to ski ever.

I actually ski de K2 obsethed 189. I'm...

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I actually ski de K2 obsethed 189. I'm looking for something more playfull... I can't decide if I should change to the Bentchetlers. The main concert is flotation. Would the Bents float as much as the Obsethed? Mainly because of the rocker profile diference, while the Obsethed have a more prolongated rocker tip, the bents seem to have less amount of rocker. On deep days how will they react?

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Hi, I have 2009 obsethed and this year at Alta skied the bent chetlers. Did not notice a lot of difference in the wide open bowls in powder, but in the trees the bent chetlers rocked, very easy turn initation and great control in tight lines. I have given away my obserthed and am getting some bents

6'3-260 looking for all mountain expert...

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6'3-260 looking for all mountain expert level. 192 bents or patrons?

5 5

so sick

just got 'em and i love them already. get them if you want great pow skis! flies over the deep stuff

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I have a pair of Icelantic Shamans which...

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I have a pair of Icelantic Shamans which should be good for all the days there isn't more than 6 inches of powder. I want a ski for skiing powder, back country, trees, chutes, and bowls. Should I get the Bent Chetler, or would I be happier with something that was wider with more rocker i.e. Armada ARG (or bubba for next year), Volkl Kuro, K2 hellbent, etc... I am 6 foot 2, 200lbs if that helps.

i want some pow skis that can handle the...

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i want some pow skis that can handle the park ocasionaly will these do

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they are really bad at rails and they will feel sluggish on everything else compared to a real park ski, but if you just need them occasionally in the park they will get the job done. they are still very fun and you probably wont notice if your not a serious park skier.

are the 2012 bent chetlers good in the...

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are the 2012 bent chetlers good in the park

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They're designed for big mountain powder days. If you're a park rat, get something lighter and narrower.

I own a 185 JJ and find it too short on...

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I own a 185 JJ and find it too short on deep powder days. I'm 6'1" 180lb expert. I ski entire mountain but sure do spend alot of time in tight spots, moguls, etc. I can hammer massive bumps on my JJ's extremely well, I get cheers every day. I want to buy a Bent Chetler and curious if the 183 would be long enough? With the overall width being wider than the JJ's and the widest points on the tips and tails pushed to the ends more will it provide enough float on deep days without feeling like I'm going over the tips like my JJ's do? I'm nervous about buying the 192cm for added swing weight and no matter what it's 192cm long. Getting a 183cm for a good deal is inviting but not sure if I would regret not going big.

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If you're 185cm JJ's are too short, why go for a 183? The JJ and BentChetler are pretty similar skis. If you're a tall, "expert" skier; I'd go for a ski that's atleast 190cm. Have you tried the AKJJ?

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There isnt any long lengths of any of the big powder skis around where I live anymore. The AK JJ is one of my options for next year along with the Bents, Atomic Automatic, etc.. Weight is a factor for me so wanting a light setup for the big wide skis.

Would this ski be appropriate for 3-6" of...

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Would this ski be appropriate for 3-6" of new snow, or would most of you reserve the Bent for deeper days? Does a narrower ski, like the JJ, have any advantage over this, other than firm snow?

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The Bents are great for firm, groomer, crud, and all the powder. I've had fantastic days with just a couple of inches of pow. They rock, so much fun. Nice and stiff for all the other conditions as well. It's not just a Powder ski.

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way better than JJ's, and yes they will be amazing 3-6 inches. they rock in anything but ice. I take them out on days when it hasn't snowed recently and they are super fun.

I'm looking for a ski that i can ski in...

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I'm looking for a ski that i can ski in the deep stuff but can also ride around the groomers when its time to go home. Is this that ski?

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By all accounts, these should do the trick for you. Not gonna carve icy steeps, but they will carve and be controllable on medium, flat groomers.

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They can haul on the groomers, I've been quite impressed

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They can haul on the groomers, I've been quite impressed

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not the greatest on icy or steep but anything else they can carve to pieces.

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Unsinkable

I have the 183 mounted with griffons and they are amazing. very versatile, not as lightweight as I was hoping but still very good at spinning and jumping. took them in some deep conditions (2+ feet) and they are so playful and smeary. the only problem is that they float so well its hard to get face shots. impossible for the tips to dive. on the rest of the mountain they can carve well and can survive in the park but that's not what they are meant for with such a wide waist. not a every day ski but if you live for park and pow like me, these are your go to powder planks, and then get another pair of park skis for tracked out days.

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