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Chris Benchetler designs new pro model ski for Atomic

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Field Testing

Photograph By Christian Pondella/Atomic

"The construction of the ski has changed quite a bit since the beginning," Benchelter says about his pro model. "The newest ski really lets you smear easily through powder and not catch when you're going through choppy snow. It skis a lot easier through variable snow." Here he is testing the new prototype in Japan.