Atomic Backland 95

2018

Men's Free-Tour
Atomic
Price: £425.00 (ski only)
Overall:
Off piste long turns:
Off piste short turns:
On piste:
Suitability for touring:
Ease of use:
Ability Level Lower Advanced Upper Advanced Lower Expert Upper Expert
Sidecut 127-95-115
Turn radius 18m (177cm)
Lengths 169, 177 (1,370g), 185
Construction Sidewall
Carbon & light woodcore
Tip rocker
Strengths Light yet strong; grippy on hardpack
Weaknesses Can be grabby because of the stiff flex

They say

Ideal for Alpine touring, the Backland 95 has the best all-terrain downhill performance in our touring range.

We say

The Backland is really impressive in two ways. The first is its agility - it feels effortless on the climb and featherlight for making short turns. The second is that it also has high levels of edge grip and would make any skier feel confident on even the steepest slopes. The drawback is that it feels torsionally stiff, which sometimes makes it grabby on variable snow.

Tester Comments

Pete Davison
Good edge grip in long turns, especially at speed, but very stiff
Al Morgan
Construction has been improved giving it more performance and grip