Backland Bent Chetler

Atomic Backland Bent Chetler

Brand
Atomic
Model
Backland Bent Chetler
Category
Freeride
Weight
2580 gr
Waist
119 mm
Tested length
192 cm
Year
2017

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SFI (Ski Flex Index) 

3
5
5
6
4
Fri Flyt overall rating of Atomic Backland Bent Chetler:

8 / 10

Flotation:
8 / 10
Turning capabilities:
8 / 10
Stability at speed:
6 / 10
Technical info:
This years version of Bent Chetler is quite different from the other Backland models. The geometry is almost identical and the flex curve is similar to Hill Bill. The main difference is the camber and the specific weight. BC is a considerably heavier design, and it is by far the heaviest ski in the test. The ski we tested was mounted only 3 cm behind the middle.

On snow:
This model has been transformed into a powder jibbing ski. It is very playful, fun and inspiring, and it performs well in narrow spaces. The short gliding area makes it easy to maneuver. It is heavy though, and it takes some time to get used to. At the same time the weight probably helps to stabilise a ski with such a short the platform. Like Infra Black, the rocker is shorter than the taper, but this has not been exaggerated. The camber is low so it performs well in the turns. Our test model was front-mounted, but we didn´t experience it to be


Backland Bent Chetler

Technical data:

Measured length
192 cm
Flex (relative stiffness)
SFI 35564
Brand
Atomic
Model
Backland Bent Chetler
Produced
Austria
Available lengths
178,185
Contact length
98 cm
Rocker tail
49 cm
Rocker nose
45 cm
Side cut
97 cm
Taper tail
47 cm
Taper tip
48 cm
Setback (true center to narrowest point)
8 cm
Tested mounting point (true center to boot center)
3 cm
Max tail width
133 mm
Min waist width
119 mm
Max nose width
142 mm
Side cut radius
20.2 mR
Width difference nose vs. tail
9 mm
Surface area (one ski)
2360 cm2
Weight
2580 gr
Relative weight
1.1 gr/cm2
Hight tail tip
72 mm
Hight nose tip
75 mm
Angle tail tip
28°
Angle nose tip
27°
Height of camber
5 mm

This sequence of numbers indicates stiffness. Each number corresponds to a part of the ski, from tail to tip. 5 equals the average
for this part and length of the ski. Lower values indicate softer skis, higher values stiffer.