Atomic Bent 85 Freestyle Ski 2022 – 2023 | Review

Designed for quick spins and thrashing around the resort, the Atomic Bent 85 is the ideal freestyle ski for advanced riders

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
Price: £280


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. 

The Bent 85 Shaping

The Bent is 8mm wider at the front than the back, giving it a good feel that will help you cut through the afternoon chop. Don’t worry if you like going backwards though, it’ll still perform well in switch. The 20% rocker here will make it nearly impossible to catch your nose, even if your switch take-offs are a bit washy.

There isn’t much of a tail on the ski, something which will help you grip on those icier days. There’s also a nice and short turning radius meaning you’ll be able to hit every feature on your way down.

Who Is The Bent 85 For?

The Atomic Bent 85 is a ski designed for people who want to get into park skiing, and advance their way up to the bigger stuff. It’s perfect for thrashing around the domes or out on the dry slope. Don’t expect this ski to keep up with its bigger brothers on the mountain, but it won’t let you down either; especially for the price.

If you are willing to buy a couple of pairs, these will be one of the better comp ski options on the market. The weight alone will make you forget you’ve got skis on. If there is a ski that’ll spin you to the future, then this is it.

What Is The Atomic Bent 85 Good At?

Freestyle: 10/10
Weight: 9/10
Stability: 7/10

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