Float on, in, and around the mountain
These were touted by the rep as being the same weight as the Coomback but with 10mm extra in the waist and with nearly the same flex characteristics. I would say that was a spot on description of the ski and I found that it skied nearly identically to the Coomback but with extra float. At no weight penalty I do not see any reason why someone would not choose the Backdrop instead of the Coomback. Maybe if you didn?t need the float or the coverage I could see wanting the smaller ski. The other way you would get weight savings in the Coomback is that it will take a lighter ski (smaller surface area). If choosing between the two in the Wasatch (or anywhere in the west really), get the Backdrop.