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Bent chetlers.......

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183's  mounted -5 with Jesters.

 

6' 170 level 8. 142-123-134. tapered tail,  A small amount of camber, the Atomic posted rocker is much less than what appear to be. Its a lot of rocker (Less than a Hellbent) I would say its more like a 20/30-35 rocker.  Flex is softish but not overly soft.

 

Skied the Benny's today in about 8-10" of fresh in trees, sofft bumps, broken. tracked fresh over groomed base.  This ski took about 5 minutes to get used to, its super snappy, energetic, very quick for its width.  forgiving. What I liked about this ski is as jibby and fun as is it is; it railed on the broken over groomed and was not a floppy noodle, it stood up to piled up snow very well. Obviously, it has great float but it was very easy to ski at any speed and was very nimble in tight trees. despite its 183 length with the rocker, I never felt it skied short. Another thing Iliked is that you didn't have that feeling you were ona about 2' of ski underfoot. It really had a solid feel underfoot.  For big guys, there is a 192 out as well. This is a ski that if you have the chance, you need to demo.  

 

EDIT: thought it as -3 but is really -5; team line


Edited by Finndog - 12/19/10 at 7:01am
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One of my cousins that lives in Colorado was talking to the owner of one of the local ski shops and he said.

" Yea, I increased  the sales of the Bent Chetlers when I started giving away a can of spray paint, your color choice, with each pair."

 

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Originally Posted by jonrpen View Post

One of my cousins that lives in Colorado was talking to the owner of one of the local ski shops and he said.

" Yea, I increased  the sales of the Bent Chetlers when I started giving away a can of spray paint, your color choice, with each pair."

 

ROTF.gif


people are such prudes.

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Finndog beat me to it.

Skied mine for the first time today in 4-10" of heavy powder at Alta. Mine are mounted further back, -2 from Team Line.

Nimble and confidence inspiring, easy to ski. Even in decent sized bumps with some fresh on top. And they will carve.

The graphics make me grin. Angry clouds and an atomic sun, hmmmm...
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I don't think that the store owner is a prude just because he has an opinion and a sense of humor.

 

It was his joke.  I thought it was funny.

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mine were pretty much white all day.....

 

 

Mount point: I went with -5 which is team Phil thought that was a good mount point and it turned out ot be money for me,.  This is a little more playful point but I did not experience any dive (not that I should) at -5 they are  very easy to pivot


Edited by Finndog - 12/19/10 at 6:59am
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quick update: skied the Benny's now for 3 days. lots of trees and up to knee deep. These are incredibly nimble and versitile skis. I am blown away by their performance. Completely happy on soft groomed, bumps and anything you hit on the mountain where as other "powder skis" have limits, the Bennys can really do it all. 

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How did those compare to your JJ's?  I am getting some time on that ski this weekend, and will do a comparison to my Huge Rocker from Dynastar.  Might also be able to rustle up a pair of Bent's, depending on how busy it is at the hill.

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Finndog,

Do the 183's measure out to a true 183cm?  Thanks for the review, it sounds like a fun ski. Will definitely need to demo sometime this winter.

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Hey Scott, I am just selling those JJ's for a friend. I only skied them a couple of runs. Hard to compare but my overall rememberance was that the JJ's are not as good overall. They are a bit "thin" feeling and get knocked around a little more. Still a good ski though

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How did those compare to your JJ's?  I am getting some time on that ski this weekend, and will do a comparison to my Huge Rocker from Dynastar.  Might also be able to rustle up a pair of Bent's, depending on how busy it is at the hill.



 

 


Wiz', they actually measure in a 182 but the design of them is very interesting.(measuring rockers is almost meaningless unless you look at all the dims)  I had them side by side to the 188 S7 and although I didn't get to measure with a measuring tape the S7 has much more rise in the tip and tail, the Chetler has more run but a lower tip rise that makes the ski actually just about the same height! On the snow, the Benny does not ski uber short but has a real solid feel. Although it technically is not a multi-dim ski, the sidecut is above the rocker in a location that really hooks up on broken and loose groomers so it really skis very well. I am really impressed with this ski. I am looking forward to Scotts comments.
 

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Finndog,

Do the 183's measure out to a true 183cm?  Thanks for the review, it sounds like a fun ski. Will definitely need to demo sometime this winter.

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