Atomic has introduced a brand new full line of skis designed by Chris Benchetler for the 2022-23 season. A collaboration that began in 2008, the enduring pow-slashing Bentchetler (a earlier Finest New Gear Award winner) now is available in a full assortment of freeride and freestyle skis. Constructed with enter from Atomic’s professional group of park, pipe and freeride athletes the gathering has expanded to incorporate a Bent 110, and two all mountain / park skis at 90 and 85 widths. There may be additionally the addition of a Bent Chetler Mini and Bent JR — each designed for youthful skiers. The development of the Bent Chetler 120 and Bent 100 fashions has not modified – however obtain beautiful new prime sheets courtesy of Chris Benchetler’s continued development as a visible artist.
The brand new Bent 110 is described by Atomic as much like the Bent Chetler 120, however with barely much less width. It’s “Jossi Wells’ go-to for backcountry freestyle, charging lift-served pow laps and days when it’s deep, however not 120-deep.” It options rather less rocker profile than the 120 however maintains the development fundamentals of Gentle Woodcore and Carbon Spine, which Atomic says mix to maintain the ski steady and responsive at velocity and in variable circumstances with out including extra weight.
The brand new, all-mountain sized, Bentchetler 90 is equal to “the Swiss Military knife” of skis in line with Atomic athletes Nico and Miguel Porteous. Atomic is billing it as the right all terrain / park ski — as fulfilling ripping the mountain as it’s hitting the park.
Just like the Bent 90, the 85 is an all-mountain / park slayer, however forgoes the HRZN tech tip and tail and the carbon spine. The result’s a bit heavier, and presumably damper, compound wooden core that brings within the 170cm mannequin at 1750g vs. the 90’s 1600g for its 175cm mannequin.
Moreover, Atomic added a few baby / teen fashions within the Bent Chetler Mini and Bent JR. The Mini options the identical tech and specs as the unique Bent Chetler mannequin however sized for youths 5-13. Whereas the JR is designed for 8-12 yr olds searching for a barely extra maneuverable ski able to all-mountain efficiency.