In Depth Staff Reviews:
By: Matt M
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 M
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
2020 Atomic Bent Chetler 100 Description:
A year ago, when it debuted, the Bent Chetler 100 was the fresh-faced prodigy in the lift line. People weren't quite sure what to make of it. A narrow Bent Chetler!? Well, what a difference a season makes. After tearing up mogul lines, back bowls, tree alleys, groomers, and rock drops last winter, the Bent Chetler 100 returns with a fresh topsheet but no other changes. It skis groomers better than you would expect, surfs powder as well as any 100mm ski on the market, and navigates all types of snow you might find anywhere on the mountain. College kids love this ski for their throwback park days as much as their first forays into true freeride skiing. Rad dads love this ski because it keeps them young. And posse's of skiers in the middle turn to the Bent Chetler 100 whenever they are looking for a well-rounded and versatile ski (yes, it can go touring too) in the mid-fat category. The apprentice has become the master. Similar skis: Moment PB and J, Black Crows Navis, Fischer Ranger 102 FR.
2020 Atomic Bent Chetler 100 Specs:
|Weight:||3400 grams (per pair for size 180cm) Learn more about ski weights|