Frank

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Frank wrote a review of on April 1, 2013

5 5

I demoed these more out of curiosity about the triple camber. I was looking for a daily driver and figured that 112 underfoot was going to be too wide for everyday. I was wrong. I've been out on my new DWs about 5 days now. They're super fun everywhere. They rail like a race ski. Their 25m radius feels like 17 or 18. They are stable at speed,rock solid over drops, arc switch,and slice up the slush like nothing I've been on. I can't speak to the powder performance as we haven't had any good days since I bought them but I have to imagine that's their strength.

Some people have been asking about mounting point. It may be true (from an earlier post) that recommended is -5 from center, that would be tip/tail center. My rough observation is that recommended is only about -1 cm from running surface center (between front/back contact points). I wouldn't mess too much with recommended as the center camber area isn't that big and you want to be in that range for the hard snow railing capability.

Summary: if you can't buy these at least find a pair to try.

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Frank wrote a review of on February 2, 2009

5 5

I own a pair of Chetlers. Got 'em at Jibij in Boulder, haven't seen em anywhere else. The prior review is right on; these are fantastic tree skis. Super quick, super precise. You can ski the trees longer 'cause you can get into smaller spaces and ski next to lines that have already been skied. Know those 4 ft wide swaths cut by snowboarders through the trees? The BCs just carve across and back into the pow. I've skied everything from 4 inches of carpet to 12 inches of mush, to 20 inches of perfect pow. They were fantastic in all.

The surprising thing is the performance on hardpack. I've skied hard snow pretty fast (40?) on them and they grip really well. The make long arcs, maybe like a 26 radius, and are surprisingly stable. Guess it's that Atomic racing pedigree. They were even fun in the bumps (rounded powder bumps so I suppose that's not much of a test). They'd probably be too nervous for long, fast, powder lines, e.g. AK but for tree skiing they can't be beat. For getting around the mountain to the trees they're surprisingly fun.

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