Why we chose the Atomic Bent 110: Fun, very light, future classic
Lengths (cm): 172, 180, 188
Sidecut (mm): 132/ 133 / 134
Radius: 18m (180 cm)
Rocker Profile: Rocker-Camber-Rocker
Weight (per ski): 1,750g (180 cm)
Atomic are one of the most influential names in skiing. From World Cup race teams to X-games athletes, Atomic hasn’t just got them all. It’s got all the winners as well, and it’s not surprising. Atomic has been making top-class skis for an eternity.
I got my first pair of Punx, inspired by the one and only Jossi Wells. If that name resonates with you, then it’s worth knowing the Bent 110s are his new favourite ski. Atomic has been lucky enough to have Chris Bentchetler (freeride legend) play a big part in designing these bad boys.
The original ‘Bent Chetler’ series has been around longer than I can remember. But it’s only recently that they have started to take over the Atomic’s freestyle and freeride ski department with enough options to please the whole family. There’s five skis ranging from 84 to 120 mm.
Not only did Chris have a say in the shaping of the skis, but he also designed the topsheets too. There are similarly stunning designs throughout the range. One thing we would say is be prepared to pick up the wrong skis outside the cafe on your trip, these are popular skis and someone might just end up ‘borrowing’ them when you least expect it.
Chris has a love for surfing and skiing, and this shines through in the great work of the Atomic engineers. That clever lot have developed one of the lighter skis on the market.