2023 Atomic Bent 100 Skis

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Atomic Bent 100 Skis

The Atomic Bent 100 is a do-everything freeride ski. With art and build design by ski legend Chris Benchetler and the Atomic Freeski team, this all-mountain ski is a slimmed-down version of the award-winning signature model, the Bent Chetler 120. With a versatile 100mm waist, the directional shape of the Bent 100 features HRZN Tech in the tip and tail for increased surface area and float. The Light Wood core and generous Powder Rocker encourage you to slash, pivot, and smear your way down the entire mountain from the peak to the park. Dura Cap Sidewalls offer controlled power transmission and commanding edge grip on harder snow. The twin tip shape and snappy flex make the Bent 100 a ski of great interest to park skiers, while a lightweight wood core and a moderately wide profile make the Bent 100 a great touring 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 from this ski, there are a number of recommended mounting points that would suit certain styles of skiing better than others. Regardless of your skiing desires and applications, rest assured that with the Atomic Bent 100 Skis, you have a true quiver killer of one that can tackle any task you can ask for on the mountain.

Features:

  • Sidecut: 129.5/100/120 at 180 cm length
  • Turn Radius: 19.5 at 180 cm length
  • Weight: 1700 grams at 180 cm length
  • Powder Rocker 20/70/10
  • Wood Core
  • HRZN Tech
  • Dura Cap Sidewalls
  • Ability level: Advanced to Expert Skiers

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Hey Ski Essentials.

Im debating making this my backcountry ski (my first ever backcountry ski) paired w/ some Shifts but Im not sure about some sizing and whether or not the Volkl Blaze 106 is a better choice. About me Im 6 feet tall and 240lbs so im a big dude but have always enjoyed really playful skis. Currently I have Bentchetler 120s (first year horizon tech model) in a 183 and some Salomon Rocker2 108s in a 182. Both of my skis are super rockered (sometimes too rockered) and so I want something more stable in the tail and what i get will be intended to replace my Rocker2s for inbounds skiing as well. Mt Baker is my home mountain so the snow is a bit heavier which has usually required me to have more floatation than less. Ive skied the Bentchetler 100s in their first iteration and really like them and when I use them in the side/backcountry it wont be for powder chasing but more of just messing around on the mountain. My predicament is two fold: 1) length, in the Bent 100, the 180 seems like itll be too short so Im leaning 188. A 188 is a bit longer than what im used to skiing in my current quiver (compounded by shorter edge length due to the rocker profiles) so will I notice it a lot or will I need that extra length for better flotation and skinning performance? 2) My brother keeps telling me to get the Blaze 106 but I love my experience with the Bentchetlers. Am i making too much of a sacrifice in backcountry performance for playfulness if I go w/ the Bent 100s?

Thanks!

Love the youtube vids.

Sherard
Question by: Sherard Dean on Feb 15, 2022, 5:32 PM
Thanks, Sherard!
First, I'd go either 188 in the BC or 186 in the Blaze. Between the two, the Bent Chetler is more freeride/fun/slashy than the Blaze. The Blaze is a bit sturdier and more directional. It sounds like you're leaning to the Bent, and as a fellow 100 owner, it's hard for me to talk poorly of it!
SE
Answer by: SkiEssentials Expert on Feb 18, 2022, 8:59 AM
Hey SE!

Are the 2023 BC 100 shipping now, or are these pre-orders?

Thanks!
Question by: Will on Feb 17, 2022, 11:16 PM
HI Will!
Click, buy, go! They're here and ready!
SE
Answer by: SkiEssentials Expert on Feb 18, 2022, 9:03 AM
First, let me thank you for all the great YouTube content you produce. I have sadly lost countless hours of my life, but have learned a ton! I ski mostly southern East Coast, but try to get out West and up to the northern East Coast at least once a year. I'm 5'11" and 140 lbs. I'm comfortable at any speed on blues and take a more technical approach to blacks. Spend a ton of time on groomers, given what's available to me at the nearby mountains, but I do enjoy finding powder and trees to dip into. I have skied short thin metal (150's) skis my entire life and was all about speed and carving, but as I get older I'm looking to pump the breaks and try to get more into free skiing. I have my eyes on the Volkl Blaze 94 and now the Atomic Bent Chetler 100. I want to play, possibly get into skiing switch or some light jumps, but my location will also mean lots of groomer time. Which ski would have better carving and which ski will lend itself more to someone just transitioning into a more free ski style? Should I look for a ski with less width under foot, like the Blaze 84 or Bent 85 ? I'm ready for a change and challenge but would prefer to still feel in control when I'm forced to do groomers all day. Thank you in advance for any advice you provide! You guys rock!
Question by: Ryan on Feb 20, 2022, 10:57 PM
Thanks Ryan!
I think the Blaze is going to get you what you need. While a lot of fun and very floaty and playful, the BC 100 doesn't quite have the on-trail capabilities of the more directional Blaze. You still get a ton of versatility, and all of our friends at Volkl use the Blaze as their every day ski no matter what. The Blaze 86 is "less" of a ski without the metal underfoot, and the Bent 85 is more of a true park ski/twin tip. I'd push you to the Blaze for your stats and application, and I'd go either 172 or 179 depending on preference. Have fun!
SE
Answer by: SkiEssentials Expert on Feb 21, 2022, 7:52 AM
I'm an advanced skier, 5'-8", 155 lbs and currently am riding the BC 100 in 172 as my everyday ski. My home mountain is Palisades Tahoe. I ride 50/50 on/off piste. I find the BC 100 172 to be a joy to maneuver in tight terrain and steeps, but a bit loose and unstable at speed on crud (even if soft) terrain. Getting more stability on that type of terrain is a must for me. FWIW, I ride a Brahma 88 173 during low tide/icy conditions and absolutely love it on all types of terrain (including off-trail, steeps, and bumps). I'd like to get a bit more of that stable feel in my everyday ski but retain tight maneuverability on technical high consequence terrain. I used to ride an Enforcer 100 177 as my everyday ski but found it a bit heavy and sluggish on the steeps, bumps and crud (although I loved how smooth it was). If I went longer on the BC 100 to 180 for my everyday sticks would that get me where I want to be, or should I be looking at a different ski altogether? If so, any suggestions? Thanks!
Question by: Eric on Feb 24, 2022, 1:03 AM
HI Eric!
The extra length will deliver more stability in that ski, but not too much because it's still a light and playful ski. If you're looking for an in the middle option of the two, check out Atomic's Maverick 100 Ti or Armada Declivity 102. Have fun!
SE
Answer by: SkiEssentials Expert on Feb 24, 2022, 5:27 PM
For reference: 5'9", 145 lbs, advanced skier

I currently own enforcer 94's and hero elite mt's. Those pretty much capture all I want to do on piste. Im looking at BC100's to fill the gap for touring, east coast tree skiing, maybe even a few days in the park (nothing big) with friends each year. That probably sounds like a ridiculous ask of one ski, but from the way everyone talks about BC's it starts to seem like a good idea. What do you think about putting a duke pt/shift on BC's and using them for somewhat of a "one ski quiver" for all things off groomers? Also, just watched the new ranger 102 review. How would you compare the 102's to the BC's for the application Im looking at? Seems like BC's are probably the better choice, but the ranger 102's are just too good looking to not consider.

Keep up the good work! Thanks!
Question by: Steven Chen on Mar 11, 2022, 10:43 AM
HI Steven!
The BC 100 is considerably more playful, and I think it's even a better floater while slightly narrower. Lighter, too, so that's a good thing for when a Shift binding is introduced and touring is on the table. The new Ranger 102 is more composed and grippy, but you already have grippy skis. I'd lean to the more smeary Atomic, which I don't think is too bad looking, either!
SE
Answer by: SkiEssentials Expert on Mar 11, 2022, 11:17 AM
Hi! Just want to say I just discovered this site and I am obsessed with it. Seriously the reviews and in depth information is amazing. Thank you.
I currently ski coalition snow SOS and am looking for another all mountain ski to help me progress to a more confident advanced skier (I’d say I’m early advanced/solid single black on west coast slopes now, love off piste and trees when show is good). I want to be able to both rip faster on groomers and crud days and have awesome maneuverability in trees. Don’t want to have to “work” the ski too hard, want it to have some effortlessness and fun to it.
Debating this ski in 172 (I’m 5’9 and plus size at 200 lbs)
Vs Santa Ana 98 or 104. I know I’d likely get a great experience from either of the Santa Ana’s from all the many many reviews, but I also like to have skis that are a bit different from the majority, which is why I went with an up and coming brand for my current skis.
Do you think this ski will help me continue to progress, be super fun, and hold up to skiing through all kinds of crud?
Again, thanks for this awesome site. I love it.
Question by: Jenny on Mar 17, 2022, 12:49 AM
Hi Jenny!
If you're looking for less work, the Bent is the way to go. The Santa Anas are quite strong, and they do amazingly well for advanced skiers, but you still have to be on them. The 104 is a bit friendlier with a more dramatic rocker profile, but the construction is the same to the 98. The Bent 100 is one of the best tree, bump, and powder skis I've been on for the width, so if you're looking to make that maneuverability and playfulness a priority, I'd lean that way. For more of a stable and strong ski, the Santa Ana 104 should be pretty close behind. Have fun, and keep watching!
SE
Answer by: SkiEssentials Expert on Mar 17, 2022, 10:29 AM
Hey! Unsure between 180 and 188. I'm 6' 180lbs, advanced skier. I've been skiing on 185 volkl mantras and have enjoyed the stability in crappy snow or when I want to ski more aggressively, but I really long for a more maneuverable and playful ski.
Question by: Bryce on Feb 19, 2022, 1:18 PM
HI Bryce!
I'd go 188. I don't think they ski long, and if you're used to a longer Mantra, you should settle right in to the 188 BC 100. Have fun!
SE
Answer by: SkiEssentials Expert on Feb 21, 2022, 9:40 AM
Hi All,
I have been trying to pick a ski. I am looking at the Nordica Enforcer 100 and 94 as well as the BC 100. I enjoy what ever the mountain has to offer. I will ski it all. I am 6' and 190lbs. Need some advice on a ski and size. 179 cm -188cm?

Thank you for any help.
Question by: John on Feb 24, 2022, 8:12 PM
HI John!
I think the 179 is a bit better of a choice because of the innate stability of the ski--there's no real reason to upsize unless you know you prefer longer skis, but I think the shorter turn arc in the 179 makes a lot of sense. Have fun!
SE
Answer by: SkiEssentials Expert on Feb 25, 2022, 12:32 PM
When will the 180 be back in stock.
Question by: chandler kennedy on Feb 25, 2022, 3:31 PM
HI Chandler!
The 100's will be trickling in, no dedicated date. We do have the 2022's available in the 180, but understand that skiers will want to wait for the updated graphics.
SE
Answer by: SkiEssentials Expert on Feb 28, 2022, 1:36 PM
I’m looking for the BC 100 in a 164. Any estimate on when they will be available? Thanks in advance.
Question by: Bobby Anzini on Mar 6, 2022, 11:50 PM
Hi Bobby!
I know the graphics are tempting! We do have 2022 BC 100's in 164 available now, and at a good price https://www.skiessentials.com/2022-atomic-bent-chetler-100-skis.html. The 2023's are trickling in, but no estimate on availability.
SE
Answer by: SkiEssentials Expert on Mar 7, 2022, 11:47 AM
Hey SE!

Considering the Bent 100 in either 172 or 180 cm. I'm 5'11'' at 185 lbs. mainly skiing in the SoCal mountains and occasionally in Mammoth and Tahoe. Been skiing for 2 years about 25-30 times per season. Looking for a light, playful, and maneuverable ski. Is the Bent 100 a good option?
Question by: Gary on Jul 7, 2022, 4:19 PM
Hi Gary!
It does it all! Great playfulness in softer snow and is one of the most maneuverable skis in that width range on the planet. I'd think the 180 will be great, especially if you're getting in around 30 days per year and are advancing. Have fun!
SE
Answer by: SkiEssentials Expert (Admin) on Jul 12, 2022, 12:45 PM

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