2023 Atomic Bent 90 Skis - All Questions

2023 Atomic Bent 90 Skis
2023 Atomic Bent 90 Skis
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Where was Jeff’s mount point?
Question by: Leo on Feb 23, 2022, 6:48 PM
Hi leo!
+6 for Jeff!
Answer by: SkiEssentials Expert on Feb 25, 2022, 11:53 AM
Great video review! Could you provide a comparison between this Bent 90 and the Blaze 94? Where would one outperform the other? Would one be the better ski for groomers? What about freestyle? The trees? East Coast vs. West Coast? As always, thanks in advance!
Question by: Ryan on Feb 23, 2022, 11:08 PM
Hi Ryan!
Different flex pattern is the biggest difference, with the Blaze having a metal laminate underfoot that provides a bit more grip for groomers. BC90 is way better in freestyle/park application and in the trees. For most eastern skiers, I think the BC 90 is a slightly better choice while the wider and more stable Blaze might perform better out west. Have fun!
Answer by: SkiEssentials Expert on Feb 24, 2022, 5:37 PM
Hi Team,

I've been looking forward to the review video of the Bent 90 since the release of the Bent Family Overview video. After watching it its made my choice even harder as these skis sound amazing. I consider myself a casual intermediate skier that likes to have fun around the mountain popping off bumps and trying different things while skiing, but every now and then charging hard down a run with a nice amount of speed. I'm ultimately looking to switch to skiing full time instead of switching back and forth between skiing and snowboarding which is why I'm considering making my first big ski purchase and the Atomic Bent Series is one I've recently had my eye on, specifically the Bent 90 or the Bent 100. I'm 6'-0" (183cm) and average about 190lbs. I ski in the Western Rockies of Alberta Canada, most of the time I spend my day out on the mountain skiing groomers (30%), through trees (30%), through moguls and bumps (20%), through boot deep powder (15%) and the odd time just hitting some jumps or boxes and rails in the park (5%). I've been bouncing between the Bent 90 in a 184cm length or the Bent 100 in a 180cm length for the type of skiing I like to do, my height/weight and wanting to grow and get better with the ski over time. Do you have any suggestions on which way to lean for a one ski quiver that can do it all between the two? Am I looking at wrong sizes for my type of skiing and height/weight? Overall do you have any other suggestions on things to consider when deciding what to go with and other skies to look at?

Love the videos! Keep the amazing reviews and work you guys put into your videos coming!
Question by: Kody on Feb 24, 2022, 3:51 PM
HI Kody!
The good news here is that there's no wrong choice. I think your lesser-percentage in powder points to the 90 in the 184. I think you're pretty much right on the money with the Bent 90, as a lot of skiers will be in the same boat. Have fun!
Answer by: SkiEssentials Expert on Feb 24, 2022, 4:44 PM
Hello SE team,

I am looking for some advice on ski length for the bent 90. I consider myself a mid-level intermediate skier that is 5'11 1/2" and 86kg. I like to ride groomers, through bumps and through the trees in some boot deep powder. There are only few times I go into the park and hit some jumps. I have been looking at the 175 length in the bent 90s as that is around what I'm used to riding. I learned to ski riding a shorter ski that landed around my chin level and the 175 seems to land around my eye/forehead level. I like the shorter ski for maneuvering around the hill and trying playful things off bumps and through moguls. Due to my height and weight do you think I should consider going longer to the 184 or would the 175 i am leaning towards be enough ski in your opinion?
Question by: Kyle on Feb 28, 2022, 11:46 AM
Hi Kyle!
I think the 184 is the way to go. They're pretty light so it's okay to size up if you want. Have fun!
Answer by: SkiEssentials Expert on Feb 28, 2022, 2:11 PM
Hi guys, I am a beginner-intermediate skier looking into purchasing a set of skis. I ski lots of open groomers and some bumps. Which ski length should I look into as a 180cm and 89kg skier for my low level of skiing?
Question by: Josh on Feb 28, 2022, 5:17 PM
Hi Josh!
I think you'll get all you need out of the 175. Quick and agile, so they're easy to turn, but still a high-end of performance!
Answer by: SkiEssentials Expert on Mar 1, 2022, 2:35 PM
Hi, great video. Im thinking of getting these or the k2 poachers what are your thoughts? I am 5,11 160 pounds. I like to ski groomers and around the mountain but I want to start to hit the park more.
Question by: yitzi singer on Mar 1, 2022, 2:44 AM
HI Yitzi!
Poacher has more of a "real ski" feel because it has some weight to it. The BC 90 is pretty light, so is incredibly quick and maneuverable, but lacks the oomph of the Poacher. Both are great, it kind of depends on what you want the skis to feel like on your feet.
Answer by: SkiEssentials Expert on Mar 1, 2022, 8:56 AM
Will you be getting the other sizes anytime soon? 175, in particular. Thanks!
Question by: Jon on Mar 2, 2022, 12:04 AM
HI Jon!
they are trickling in, as this is an early release. We won't expect full shipment and size runs until the summer.
Answer by: SkiEssentials Expert on Mar 2, 2022, 4:00 PM
How far back from true centre is the factory recommended mount point? I believe it was stated in the review that the recommended mount point options to extend to -4cm.
Question by: Rick Nelson on Mar 3, 2022, 6:41 AM
HI Rick!
It's about 8 cm back from true center
Answer by: SkiEssentials Expert on Mar 3, 2022, 4:38 PM
How do these compare to the Black Crows Captis and Camox? More for bumps, trees, playful style.
Question by: Vincent Luh on Mar 9, 2022, 7:53 PM
Hi Vincent!
More similar to Captis than Camox, yet the Captis is still a bit stiffer and snappier. I'd take either ski in the bumps and trees any day, with the Captis being slightly more energetic on the groomers. Park and playful, though, follow the Bent 90 all the way. Camox has a heavier feel to it, mainly because there's just more material to them. I think 90 mm underfoot, rather than 97, is a good place to be for your application.
Answer by: SkiEssentials Expert on Mar 10, 2022, 11:17 AM
I have a pair of Rustler 9's that I started off with and recently bought a pair of Bent 110's from you guys. I took the 110's out on a non powder day in Colorado and they felt way better than the Rustler 9's. I'm not a hard charger and I loved how light and maneuverable the 110's were compared to my Rustlers despite being 8cms longer. I also enjoyed the fact that the 110's factory line is closer to center than most ski's. Do the 90's embody the same spirit as the 110's with a smaller waist width? I'm from the east coast and the 110's did just fine on groomers out west but was wondering if the 90's would round out my quiver if I were to get rid of the Rustlers.
Question by: Justin on Apr 14, 2022, 9:52 AM
Hi Justin!

The Bent 90's absolutely have the same spirit and feel as the 110's. This whole line is designed to be super fun and versatile. The 90's up to the 110's are also some of the best woods skis on the market right now so you really cant go wrong with any of them. I will say the 90 has a little more performance on groomers thanks to the faster transitions the narrower waist provides, but overall still has that same playful spirit as the 110.

Have fun out there!
Answer by: Chris McClelland on Apr 14, 2022, 11:48 AM

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