Atomic Backland 117 Alpine Touring Ski - 2021
- 177cm, 184cm, 191cm
- [177cm] 139.5 / 117 / 128.5mm [184cm] 140.5 / 117 / 129.5mm [191cm] 141.5 / 117 / 130.5mm
- Turn Radius:
- [177cm] 18m [184cm] 19m [191cm] 20m
- rocker tip & tail, camber underfoot
- sandwich sidewalls
- beech, poplar
- Claimed Weight:
- [186cm] 4lb 8.3oz
- Recommended Use:
- backcountry skiing
- Manufacturer Warranty:
- 2 years
Backland 117 Ski
The Backland 117 Ski is Atomic's widest backcountry ski, and it tracks up steep skin tracks as well as it floats down deep powder. It has that uncanny combination of feeling light on the ascent and charging hard when it's time to reap what you sow. A Powder Rocker includes rocker in the tip and tail for playing in powder, while the camber underfoot ensures edge control whenever you come across variable snow. HRZN Tech adds 10% more surface area to the tip to help you stay afloat on the descent and ascent. Atomic made the ski out of beech and poplar woods for lightness, and a carbon backbone beefs up the stiffness to ski aggressively. Full sidewalls finish this powder plank for durability and the torsional rigidity required to rip down steep aprons.
- Atomic's widest backcountry ski for playing in powder
- 117mm floats over deep, soft snow with ease
- Powder Rocker navigates untracked terrain on the uphill and downhill
- HRZN Tech Tip beefs up the tip width for increased float
- Ultralight wood core with a carbon backbone for stiffness
- Full sidewalls enhance torsional rigidity to steer easier
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.