Atomic Backland FR 102 W

2017

Women's Freeride
Atomic
Price: £325.00 (ski only)
Overall:
Off piste long turns:
Off piste short turns:
On piste:
Steeps:
Ease of use:
Ability Level Lower Advanced Upper Advanced Lower Expert Upper Expert
Sidecut 130-102-121
Turn radius 18m (172cm)
Lengths 156, 164, 172 (1,600g)
Construction Cap and sidewall combo
Carbon and lightweight wood core
Tip and tail rocker
Strengths Stable in long fast turns, powerful and fast
Weaknesses Harder work at slower speeds

They say

The Backland is an easy going powder ski that’s also versatile enough to deliver top performance on hardpack. With a light wood core and powder rocker in tip and tail for awesome flotation.

We say

The Backland is a strong ski, which has a surprising amount of power for a women’s freeride model. On the edge it delivers plenty of grip and gives a solid performance on groomed runs, particularly in big arcs. This character carries over into deeper off piste conditions where it powers through chopped up conditions and crud. It’s definitely a ski which is suited to big turns on wide open faces. At slower speeds and in shorter turns it feels a bit more sluggish and less easy to make quick adjustments.

Tester Comments

Steph Ede
Skis better in off piste for big, cruisy turns. Solid and stable on the piste
Lynn Mill
A strong ski, heavy and hard work. A lot of power through the turn