When Atomic introduced this ski last season, there were plenty of people at evo who scoffed at the notion of a skinny Bent Chetler. "Who needs it?" was a common refrain. Well, we've changed our minds, and WE need it. The Atomic Bent Chetler 100 Skis aren't really trying to be a carver ski masquerading as an "all-mountain" ride, though they can perform a clean turn on groomed as well as most. What they are is a ton of fun in a narrower package that doesn't burden you with pow day width when it hasn't snowed in a couple weeks. Light on the feet, playful and with plenty under the hood when you need it, the Chetler 100 actually kills it in just about any conditions, and does so without excess baggage. Check a pair out, we think you'll agree.