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Atomic Bent Chetler 120 (2021)

2020 Men's Deep Snow Ski Review

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Brand: Atomic

Model: Bent Chetler 120



Specs

Tip / Waist / Tail (mm)

143-120-134

Lengths (cm)

176, 184, 192

Radius (m)

19

Gender

Male

Quickness / Maneuverability

4 / 5

Playfulness

4.21 / 5

Forgiveness

3.63 / 5

Crud Performance

3.29 / 5

Balance of Skills

3.38 / 5

Flotation

4.42 / 5

 

2021 Atomic Bent Chetler 120 men's deep snow ski
2021 Atomic Bent Chetler 120 Men’s Deep Snow SkiPhoto courtesy of Atomic

There is a reason the bases of the Bent Chetlers are so cool: These skis are made to catch as much air as possible. The super-playful and poppy Bent Chetler 120 is also designed to float and smear turns in the softest snow they can find. Outside of powder, these wide planks still prefer sliding and popping off everything, and testers had a ball on the playful terrain of Taos, even where it wasn’t very soft. But, as you might expect, these Atomics are best in the soft stuff.

STRENGTHS: Flotation, Playfulness

WEAKNESSES: Crud Performance, Stability at Speed