Backland 65 UL Alpine Touring Ski
Atomic's Backland 65 UL Alpine Touring Ski is a super lightweight, uphill oriented stick that will have you crushing ascents like a champ, whether you're a competitive skier or just like to move uphill at impressively quick speeds. The ski's ultralight nature comes from a poplar and caruba wood core, and Atomic added carbon inserts to ensure the ski remains stiff and stable on the descents. A rockered tip paired with Atomic's HRZN Tech tip technology adds more surface area to the ski's tip so you can plow through chop and softer snow with ease, while the skinny 65-millimeter waist and underfoot camber nimbly navigates hardpack. The tips features notches that perfectly accommodate Atomic's Rocker 65 skins for quick and efficient transitions.
- Ultralight ski for skimo races
- 65mm waist won't weight you down on the climbs
- Rockered tip plows through variable conditions
- HRZN Tech tip increases flotation without adding weight
- Underfoot camber carves on firmer snow
- Wood core is ultralight and poppy for a fun descent
- Carbon inserts add stiffness and power without compromising weight
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.