2022 Atomic Bent Chetler 100 Skis
Atomic Bent Chetler 100 Skis
Thanks to its wide range of applications, the Atomic Bent Chetler 100 has gained quite a large following over the course of the last few years. The fact that both park skiers and backcountry touring enthusiasts can look to this ski as a sufficient tool for their own skiing is a true testament to the versatility of this ski. At 100 millimeters under the boot, the Bent Chetler 100 provides plenty of versatility as an all-mountain ski. A generous amount of camber and a full sidewall construction provide enough of a backbone and power when conditions are firmer than desired while a twin rocker profile and Atomic's HRZN Tip technology provide great float and maneuverability in deep snow. The twin tip shape and snappy flex make the Bent Chetler 100 a ski of great interest to park skiers, especially those who prefer a bit of a wider platform. A lightweight wood core and a moderately wide profile make the Bent Chetler 100 a great AT option as well. Pair it with a binding like an Atomic Shift and you have a great resort setup with Alpine Touring capabilities. Depending on your desired performance form this ski, there are a number of recommended mounting points that would suit certain style of skiing better than others. A more centered mount would be beneficial for skiers looking to use this ski for more of a freestyle tool, whereas a more traditional mounting point further back from center would be more beneficial for skiers who intend use it as more of an all-mountain ski or as a powder ski. Overall, the Bent Chetler 100 is a super versatile and fun ski that a lot of different skiers would enjoy.
- Sidecut: 129.5/100/120 at 180 cm length
- Turn Radius: 19.5 m at 180 cm length
- Powder Rocker
- HRZN Tech Tips and Tails
- Full Sidewall
- Light Woodcore
- Directional Shape
- Structured Topsheet
- Ability Level: Intermediate to Advanced
All-Mountain • Big Mountain • Powder
I'm thinking about picking up a pair of BC 100s and I'm stuck trying to decide on a size. I currently ski on some 2019 Rossi Sky 7's in 172. I'm 5'9" 145 lbs and consider myself bordering on an advanced skier (kinda hard on myself but a very strong intermediate at least). I ski on the west coast and enjoy tree skiing, hitting side-hits, and trying to find pow stashes. Would the 180s be too big? I feel like with the tip and tail rocker the 172s might feel a bit short.
Thanks so much!
You are correct in your assumption on the 172s. Too short for you considering the skis rocker profile. I am also 5'9 and 160 and ski the 180 cm length for the Bent Chetler 100.
The main difference is waist width- Bent Chetler at 100mm underfoot, and the Should Rider is at 97. Construction is fairly similar in both with wood and carbon. Both skis are excellent all-mountain, very versatile one-ski quivers. The other main difference is rocker profile, the Bent Chetler has more tip and tail rocker, which gives it better soft snow and powder performance as well as overall float with its wider dimensions. Because you ski primarily on the West Coast, we would lean towards the Bent Chetler. This ski can simply d it all- Groomers, bumps, trees, crud, powder, steeps, etc. It has no weakness. On the contrary, it you were on the East Coast , were hard snow is the premium most days, we would steer you towards the Soul Rider.
Hope this helps and think snow!
I'm an intermediate+ skier. Should I go with a 180 or 188?
At your height and weight, the 188 would be ideal! 180-cm would be too short.
I think you'll love the 100 in the 172. I agree, it's not necessary to go longer, and that'll be about as wide as you need, but they still carve pretty well and have good energy built in. It's about as fun a ski as you're going to get. Have fun!
I think if you are looking to progress your skiing then the Bent 100's will be the way to go. They are lightweight but perform well on all surfaces. This is an especially great ski in woods and bumps and at 100 underfoot you get plenty of float. If you were looking to do a little bit of everything the Bent 100's will serve you well.
This is my first time buying skis after a very long time. I have to ask, which length of skis would work better considering I am 178cm / 5'8", intermediate skier, I'd like to get into powder skiing (I'm a beginner at that) but also i enjoy my quick turn fast skiing. Could you please help me learn and decide?
For that ski and your ability, I'd look to the 172. It's surfy, fun, and playful! Have fun!
I don't think so! The only reason to go with the 172 is if you know you prefer longer skis. Have fun!
I have 186 Blizzard Bonafide 98's that I love charging in, but they are so stiff and I'm looking for something much easier to turn and spin in.
I'm looking for a playful, soft, ski that I could get away with using on powder days. These seem to fit that criteria. I was going to put some Look Pivot 15's on Bent Chetler 100s. Does the metal in the 15s make them more durable than the Pivot 14s?
Does this combo (BC 100 with Pivot 15) seem like a good decision for what I'm looking for?
I’m an intermediate to advanced skier and I’m looking for a playful and versatile all-mountain ski as my one ski quiver. I would say I spend 70% on-piste and 30% off-piste. I like carving but also to just play around all over the resort. I am 172 cm and 71 kg. I am wondering if I should get the Bent Chetler 100 in 164 cm or 172 cm?
Another ski which I think might be interesting is the Faction Prodigy 2.0 (same question with the length here as well).
Super happy for any advice regarding length and whether to go with the BC 100 or the Prodigy 2.0
It sounds like you're looking for the BC 100. Prodigy is a bit more freestyle-oriented while the BC has more freeride tones. For sizing, I'd go 164. Have fun!
I am looking for some advice on new skies. I learned to ski (and still ride) on the Line Masterminds that at 167cm in length and 85 underfoot so its time for an upgrade. I'm looking at purchasing the '23 Bent 100. I'm an Intermediate skier that is 183cm & 190lbs. I ski in Western Canada where we do get a lot of soft snow but I am an all mountain skier that likes to have fun while skiing whatever the conditions. Depending on the day I ski 50/50 for groomers and through trees but it does vary one or the other side heavily depending on snow conditions. There are plenty times where I do hit some jumps and rails in the park or go down runs with lots of bumps and moguls or even tightly made bumpy paths through the trees. I do like playing around while skiing trying different ground tricks like butters and such too and there are times where we get days of knee deep powder. I was looking at the Bent 100 in 180cm length. I like to have lots of maneuverability for those tight places with quick sweeping turns but enough ski to go fast down a groomed run when I want to or just have a nice relaxing day just riding groomers at a casual pace. Do you think the 100 underfoot in 180 is to much ski for what I want to do with it or should I be looking elsewhere such as at the 90 in the 175 or the bigger 184? Really stuck between deciding what ski to go with and at what length would be best for me since I'm used to smaller skies. To many good options Atomic is putting out!
I'd go with the 100 in the 180 for sure. If you like trees and softer snow, I think the 100 offers more versatility and fun. You have the size to handle the longer ski and I think you'll appreciate the width and float. The 90 is quick and agile for sure, but I think the 100 is a better choice for what you're skiing. Have fun!
I'd go 172, and I don't think the 100 is too wide. You could also check out the 2023 Bent 90 in a 175, that might be a good option?
I'd go 188. It's a pretty light, fun, and maneuverable ski so I think it's okay to go a little longer, especially if you're on the advanced side of the spectrum. Have fun!
I'd go 180. I'm 6/2 225 and I have skied and enjoyed the 180, although have the 188 for myself. I think a bit shorter and a bit lighter, you will like the quickness and maneuverability of the 180. As far as employment is concerned, we're always looking for seasonal help, but in the meantime if you want to write product reviews if applicable, we'd appreciate that!
Your concerns should be treated as real and fair. You will lose carving power and stability at speed. I love the BC 100, but mainly in the trees, powder, and at lower speeds. I've actually been skiing the Nordica Unleashed 98 lately and find that to be a very nice mix of the Enforcer 104 and the BC 100--you should check that out for sure, we'll have a full review of that ski later this week or early next. Enforcer Unlimited 104 should also be worth a look, as I find that to be more stable than my BC 100 while keeping the shape and profile that you like about your 104's. Rossignol Blackops/Holyshred 98, Black Crows Camox, and Liberty Origin 101, and Salomon QST 98 can also be on that list. Have fun, you're in a great zone!
With how much rocker the 100's have the 180 is going to be the better length for you. the 172 would probably feel short especially since you're a more advanced skier.
Have fun out there!
I think I'm leaning more towards the 104 free here over the Bent 100. The Bent is lighter and excels at short poppy turns and generally anything off-piste. The lightweight build also makes these an excellent candidate for shift bindings which a lot of people opt for with this ski. They are a little jittery at high speeds and in a carve but that's not necessarily the application these skis were designed for. On the other hand the Enforcer 104 is a heavy duty freeride ski with two metal laminates locking everything in. As a result you a high performing ski in basically all conditions, notably on groomers. however, the heavy weight makes them not very ideal for ski touring, it would be quite the workout, but it's not like it hasn't been done before. I think if you have the Backland already the 104 free makes more sense. It's a much better resort ski and is still plenty playful.
Both are easy turners and very playful so it's a tough choice. The Bent 100's have more rocker in the tail so those are going to have a more freeride feel to them. Things like skiing and landing switch will also be easier on the Bent 100. The Blaze on the other hand is a smooth and easy turning ski with a forgiving flex pattern. They don't have that same poppy freeride feel as the Bents, but they are extremely consistent and a lot of fun to take through moguls and trees. I think the Bent 100 would be the better choice however with how playful it is. Hope this helps!
I am wondering - for my husband who is a light 6'1" man (165 lb) - should he go with the 172 cm or 180 cm option? Advanced - Expert skiing, lots of moguls, mostly skiing in US Rockies...He demo'd the 172 length and liked the playfulness for moguls. Just want to be sure that length will be stable enough on other terrain/hard pack days? Thanks so much for your thoughts!
I would recommend going with the longer 180 for maximum performance across the whole mountain. The 172 would be a great if this was a dedicated woods and mogul ski but, for doing it all having a little more ski upfront will help in the stability department on those icy hardpack days. These skis will have a top speed since they don't have any metal laminates, but for everyday use and just having fun its hard to beat what the Bent 100's offer.
6’1 170lbs getting back into skiing after a very long break, over 20 years, so rusty intermediate. Looking for the magical one ski quiver, will be skiing west coast.
180 0r 188 ????????
Also is there any change between 2022 & 2023 apart from graphic?
No structural differences for 2023. I'd look to the 180 if you're just getting back into it. Very fun skis in anything soft!
Skied from age 3-19 been snowboarding the last 17 years
Looking to jump back into skiing, I was an upper intermediate skier when I made the switch
Enjoy trees and looking for untouched snow where I usually take my time and enjoy my surroundings, not a speed demon off piste. when I am on piste not much carving just trying to get to the lift as quick as possible to get back in trees
Looking at the bent 100s, maverick 100 ti, enforcer 104 unlimited
Any ski you would recommend over the other or a ski that I’m Not mentioning?
The Bent 100 is one of the best tree skis I've been on. It's great on the trail--not like Maverick, but fun nonetheless, especially if you're not going too fast or demanding too much. 104 Unlimited is great, but maybe a bit wide for what you're looking for? I'd go with the 180 in the BC 100.