In Depth Staff Reviews:
By: Matt McDonald
Bent Chetler Cruise Control
Atomic's lineup featured major overhauls for 2019, including all-new Vantage construction, redesigned Bent Chetlers, and the much-hyped Shift binding. The push paid off, and now 2020 Atomic skis follow the "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" ethos. Light cosmetic updates and a minor tweak to the bomber Hawx Ultra XTD 130 touring boot define the new collection.
Fresh topsheets for the Vantage and Backland lines.
Atomic Bent Chetler 100: One of this year's most popular skis goes to blue topsheets.
Atomic Shift binding comes back unchanged.
The Vantage 75C enters the mix as an entry level ski with Pro Lite construction.
The Backland 107 will now arrive in a 175 women's version.
Rear-entry boots are back! Introducing the ... Continue Reading
By: Matt McDonald
We're not spoiled.
Powder7 staffers just try out current and popular skis every week, embark on company powder missions, crush sunny groomers en masse, and talk about skis for a living. We also go to an industry demo event every November at Loveland Ski Area to stay on top of our craft.
Ok, maybe we are spoiled. But our ski fever comes from a good place—we want to try as many products as we can in order to help you get on the right pair of skis.
So here are some of our favorites from last month's Loveland demo, just in time for you to blow through that holiday check from your mother-in-law.
Allegra: DPS Nina A99 Alchemist
Ski style: "I'm on skis, they're sliding me downhill, and I'm having a freaking blast. I'll ski anything except overcrowded cat ... Continue Reading
2019 Atomic Bent Chetler 100 Description:
After years of dominating powder, the Bent Chetler line expands for 2019 to feature this 100mm-wide option. With a poplar core, Atomic's HRZN Tech inserts in the tips and tails, and a freeride rocker profile, the Bent Chetler 100 has playful powder surfing in its blood. But while the soft, boat-like tips and tails say one thing, the formidable camber and stiffer flex underfoot make the Bent Chetler 100 just as worthy when it comes to carving on hard snow or navigating steep, narrow lines. The result: a predictably poppy, energetic ski, which Atomic predicts will be the “Collegiate Ski of the Year,” that skis as well on moguls and groomers as it does popping off side-hits or kickers and skiing soft snow.
2019 Atomic Bent Chetler 100 Specs: