Bentchetler

Atomic Bentchetler

Brand
Atomic
Model
Bentchetler
Category
Freeride
Weight
2310 gr
Waist
119 mm
Tested length
185 cm
Year
2018

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SFI (Ski Flex Index) 

4
5
5
5
5
Fri Flyt overall rating of Atomic Bentchetler:

7 / 10

Flotation:
8 / 10
Turning capabilities:
6 / 10
Stability at speed:
6 / 10
Technical info:
We have tested new versions of this model many times over the last few years. Chris Benchetler must be important to Atomic, because this ski doesn´t resemble any other model in the Backland series. One of Atomic´s trademarks is the boat-shaped tip, which has been refined on this model. According to the instructions, Bent Chetler should be mounted just three cm behind the middle point. This is the heaviest ski in this category.

On snow:
This is slightly lighter than the model we tested last year. It is also shorter. This means that it is the most maneuverable Bent Chetler model we have ever tested. Nevertheless, all the test riders struggled a little to figure out how to work it properly. For us it worked to lean backwards a little and keep the feet parallel to each other. Once you find your position, you have a good platform that floats well. But it can sink into the snow if you put too much forward pressure. Bent Chetler can be fun, but on its own conditions: It suits you who want the ski to be in control, especially if you like switch landings in deep powder.


Bentchetler

Technical data:

Measured length
185 cm
Flex (relative stiffness)
SFI 45555
Brand
Atomic
Model
Bentchetler
Produced
Austria
Available lengths
178, 192
Contact length
96 cm
Rocker tail
44 cm
Rocker nose
45 cm
Side cut
107 cm
Taper tail
41 cm
Taper tip
37 cm
Setback (true center to narrowest point)
4 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 mR
Width difference nose vs. tail
9 mm
Surface area (one ski)
2275 cm2
Weight
2310 gr
Relative weight
1.01 gr/cm2
Hight tail tip
72 mm
Hight nose tip
72 mm
Angle tail tip
37°
Angle nose tip
26°
Height of camber
4 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.