Is there such a thing as too much powder?
The test results came back negative—there's no such thing as too much powder when you have the Atomic Backland FR 117 Ski. This freeride powder charger features Atomic's HRZN Tech ABS sidewall construction, which includes a horizontal rocker to add more surface area to the tip for enhanced flotation, reduced tip deflection, and overall better performance when you're in the deep stuff. Not to mention, the 117mm waist is just begging for a good pow slash.
The Backland strikes a stunning performance-to-weight ratio for resort or backcountry use. A poplar wood core keeps the ski light enough for quick tours and backside laps, while the carbon backbone ensures agility and edge hold when you're cranking speeds down big mountains. Atomic made this ski with freeriding professionals Sage Cattabriga-Alosa and Dana Flahr, so you know it can handle speedy descents down AK spines.
- A ripping freeride powder ski
- 117mm waist thrives in deep snow
- Rockered profile floats you through blower
- Camber underfoot lets you lay it down on hardpack
- Light wood core is poppy and playful
- Carbon backbone blends strength and stability
- Sidewalls maintain edge grip
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- Q & A
Great touring Ski
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I have been skiing on Atomic for the past few years and the Backland series is the ultimate touring skiing. A stiff flex will have you charging through the powder, rocker tip and tail is great for maneuvering for the trees. Carbon stringers keep the ski stable even during some chop. Lots on base contact on the snow calls for easier skiing. The Backland can still get it done in the resort also, but I choose to ride the Atomic Bent Chetlers in bounds (https://www.backcountry.com/atomic-bent-chetler-ski?s=a).