2018-2019 Atomic Bent Chetler 100

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Cy Whitling reviews the Atomic Bent Chetler 100 for Blister

Atomic Bent Chetler 100

 

 

Cy Whitling reviews the Atomic Bent Chetler 100 for Blister

Atomic Bent Chetler 100

 

 

Cy Whitling reviews the Atomic Bent Chetler 100 for Blister

Atomic Bent Chetler 100 — Tip Profile

 

 

Cy Whitling reviews the Atomic Bent Chetler 100 for Blister

Atomic Bent Chetler 100 — Tail Profile

 

 

Cy Whitling reviews the Atomic Bent Chetler 100 for Blister

Atomic Bent Chetler 100

 

 

Cy Whitling reviews the Atomic Bent Chetler 100 for Blister

Atomic Bent Chetler 100 — Bases

16 Comments

  1. Steffani Rideau March 22, 2018 Reply

    Maybe a Bent Chetler, PB & J battle.

  2. Blister Member
    taylor margot March 22, 2018 Reply

    Good list of skis to compare. Maybe throw the black crows freebird navis in there? I think a lot of are curious about the 50/50 capabilities of the Bent 100 / Rustler 10 / 190 Raven / 186 Sick Day / Navis Freebird, especially with the Shift on the horizon. The Backland 102 is gone, but maybe the new backland 107? kinda wide

    The Rustler 10, Liberty Origin, QST, etc getting to be a little heavy for an apples to apples weight comparison (theyre all bumping up against or over 2000grams i think) which opens the door to tons of other skis. The others you listed are all in the 100-105 width, soft tips with firmer backbone ski category, directional but tip and tail rockered, 1900 or less grams, and with the exception of the Raven, have camber.

  3. Blister Member
    Bredey March 22, 2018 Reply

    CT 2.0

  4. Blister Member
    EastSider March 23, 2018 Reply

    How about a comparison of this ski with the Nordica Enforcer 100?

  5. krys March 31, 2018 Reply

    can we do touring with the BC 100? any advice?

    • Luke Koppa Author
      Luke Koppa April 2, 2018 Reply

      Hi Krys,

      I’d say the Bent Chetler 100 is in the acceptable weight range for touring or 50/50 use, so we’ll be addressing this in our full review.

      Cheers,

      Luke

  6. zeljo92 April 10, 2018 Reply

    When will be posted full review of Bent Chetler 100?

    Cheers

    • Blister Member
      taylor margot April 10, 2018 Reply

      Same

    • Luke Koppa Author
      Luke Koppa April 11, 2018 Reply

      We’re spending more time on the Bent Chetler 100 over the coming weeks in order to get it in more conditions and A/B it against some other skis, so I’d expect the full review to be dropped in a month, maybe two months at the latest.

  7. Blister Member
    Conor April 11, 2018 Reply

    I’m wondering how the Bent Chetler 100 might compare to the ON3P Kartel 96. I assume the Kartel will have more tail rocker, but in regards to stiffness they might be in the same park. Since Atomic is putting such a wide range for mount points, it seems that depending on where you mount, you could set it up as a ski you can pivot and have it feel as though there is more tail rocker than what is actually there.

  8. Sev July 12, 2018 Reply

    Why are you getting so hung up on the ski’s name? It’s basically an evolution of the Access ;) Atomic probably just rebranded it to profit off of the Bent Chetler name…

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    Jeff July 12, 2018 Reply

    How would you compare the 100 Bent Chetler to the Salomon Mtn Explore 95 for couloir skiing? I am not overly concerned with the weight penalty of the Cheater on the way up.

    Thanks!

    • Luke Koppa Author
      Luke Koppa July 15, 2018 Reply

      Hi Jeff,

      That’s an interesting question. While I wouldn’t typically think of comparing the MTN Explroe 95 and Bent Chetler 100, I think I’d like both of them for couloirs. I think I’d take the Bent Chetler 100 in rougher, deeper, or more inconsistent snow since its extra weight, wider waist, and deeper tip rocker helps it stay a bit more composed in those conditions. But if things were really icy, I’d take the MTN Explore 95. I’d also take the MTN Explore 95 in *really* tight couloirs just since it’s a bit easier to flick around due to its lower weight (and it’s important to note that I’m comparing the 184 cm MTN Explore 95 to the 188 cm Bent Chetler 100).

      And if I were using the ski for couloirs in addition to skiing in the resort, or skiing a mix of pow, trees, hitting cliffs, etc., I’d take the Bent Chetler 100 for its better stability.

      Hope that helps, and let me know about any other questions.

      Cheers,

      Luke

  10. Zarik July 12, 2018 Reply

    They seem like a great daily driver ski for me in Japan. Any feedback on how well they behave in powder? Shape and flex suggests they would punch above their width, but any direct experience? Same question for bumps

    Length wise for resort and side country use, I am 178cm around 83kg. Upper intermediate pretty aggressive 180 or 188 length? I preordered 188 but can change

  11. Fabhz83 July 13, 2018 Reply

    Interesting review!! I know they’re widely different in construction, but how would you compare it to the Sakana? They are the two skis I’m looking at for next season for a 50/50 ski.

  12. Kyle July 13, 2018 Reply

    Volkl 90eight is the only way to go IMO it’s a better ski!! Plus you can tour in it hit the steeps jack of all trades. Bigger tips play for powder and more power overall. Surfy but stable and a great tour and steep ski.

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