Atomic Backland FR 102 W

2018

Women's Freeride
Atomic
Price: £350.00 (ski only)
Overall:
Off piste long turns:
Off piste short turns:
On piste:
Steeps:
Ease of use:
Ability Level Upper Intermediate Lower Advanced Upper Advanced Lower Expert Upper Expert
Sidecut 130-102-121
Turn radius 18m (172cm)
Lengths 156, 164, 172 (1,590g)
Construction Cap & sidewall combo
Carbon & lightweight woodcore
Tip & tail rocker
Strengths Solid underfoot, works well in medium turns and in chopped up conditions
Weaknesses Flex pattern could be smoother and more progressive

They say

Successor to the Century 102, this is an easy going ski that rips in powder but also performs on the hardpack.

We say

This was another freeride ski that felt comfortable when going for big speeds. The construction feels pretty solid - particularly underfoot - through the middle of the ski, where it gives strong levels of grip. Conversely the area through the shovel of the ski is much softer, and with the wider surface area helps lift the ski up in deeper conditions. The combination of the tip and middle of the ski sets it up nicely for coping both with piste and powder. Some testers felt that there was too much of a difference in flex between the front and the middle of the ski that made it catchy at times.

Tester Comments

Bella Seel
They like big, fast turns, but can be catchy if they are turned too quickly
Rowena Phillips
This felt like a race ski with a freeride tip. It worked well in medium turns on and off piste