Why we chose the Atomic Bent 85: Light, rail-god-worthy, affordable
Lengths (cm): 150, 160, 165, 170 & 175
Sidecut (mm): 109 cm
Radius: 16m (170 cm)
Rocker Profile: Rocker-Camber-Rocker
Weight (per ski): 1,750g
Atomic have athletes that love to spin really fast (like really fast). If that’s what you want to do, then keep reading. The Bent 85 is one of the more nimble and “easy to ski” freestyle skis on the market, and will allow you to progress through the trick book easily.
When Atomic discontinued the Punx , hey knew there would be a lot of upset fans who have been using the same ski for the last 13 years. Instead of forcing them onto fatter skis and telling them to get with the times, they brought this out. This, we think, is more similar to the Atomic Infamous (another discontinued ski from Atomic).
The core of the ski is made up of Poplar wood and Densolite foam, creating a super-light ski. As expected, foam skis are generally less durable than a full wooden build. This is why Atomic have strengthened it up with their resist edge (a more durable edge material). That being said, the price point does reflect the relatively poor durability of this ski. Don’t expect this ski to last you forever, especially if you’re slamming it into rails and going big on the jumps. Consider yourself warned.