Backland 107 Alpine Touring Ski
The Atomic Men's Backland 107 Alpine Touring Ski is a great choice for skiers who enjoy getting out into the backcountry on deep days and also want a ski that can rip on days spent in the resort. Weighing in at under seven pounds per pair, this set of sticks certainly won't hold you back on pre-dawn ascents or long weekend tours, but their lightweight nature doesn’t take one bit of performance out of your hard-earned descents. A generous 107 millimeter waist will keep your tips afloat in powder, and the rockered tip and tail ensure the ski stays playful and easy to maneuver in bottomless snow and groomers alike. And, Atomic's HRZN Tech in the tip boasts 10% more surface area for extra float and a surfy feel without compromising the ski's lightweight nature.
The Backland 107 is constructed around a lightweight yet strong wood core that won't weight you down on the ups and keeps the ski damp and smooth on the descents. A full-length carbon insert furthers the downhill capabilities of the Backland by creating a stable, agile ski that's quick and easy from edge to edge. Complete with full sidewalls for torsional stability and better precision through each turn, these skis are ready for you to express yourself on hard-earned, untracked lines.
- Touring ski for deep days and all the days in between
- 107mm waist floats in powder and is dependable on firm snow
- Rockered tip and tail add a nimble playfulness
- 10% more surface area tips for more float without adding weight
- Lightweight wood core won't hold you back on the ascents
- Full-length carbon insert provides stability and edge control
- Full sidewalls deliver torsional stability and precision through turns
Recommended Sizing Guide
Your ski size is largely determined by both your skiing ability and your preferred style of skiing. For example, an expert skier in Vermont will ski a far different ski than an expert in British Columbia. So take a look at our chart and explanations and find your perfect fit. Your weight also plays a large factor in finding the right ski. If you are either under or over average weight for your height consider downsizing or upsizing, respectively.
|Big-Mountain Freeride||Backcountry Jib||All-Mountain||Park & Pipe||All-Mountain Carve|
|Pro||180 - 200cm||180 - 190cm||180 - 190cm||175 - 185cm||175 - 185cm|
|Expert||170 - 180cm||175 - 185cm||170 - 180cm||160 - 180cm||170 - 185cm|
|Intermediate||160 - 180cm||160 - 180cm||160 - 180cm||160 - 180cm||160 - 175cm|
|Entry Level||N/A||N/A||150 - 170cm||150 - 170cm||150 - 170cm|
SKILL LEVEL EXPLANATIONS
Pro: Excels on any terrain, on any snow condition. Enjoys high speeds.
Expert: Comfortable on any terrain and most snow conditions.
Intermediate: Comfortable on Blue trails, exploring Black trails.
Entry Level: Learning to ski Green and Blue trails.
SKIING STYLE EXPLANATIONS
Big-Mountain Freeride: High speeds, deep powder, steep lines, straightlining, chutes, cliffs.
Backcountry Jib: Backcountry kickers, hucking, twintips, deep powder.
All-Mountain: From bumps to back bowls, groomers to glades; everything and anywhere on the mountain.
Park & Pipe: De-tuned edges and buttery twin tips, occasionally pole-impaired.
All-Mountain Carve: Stiff. High-speed corduroy cutter. For those blind to SLOW signs.