Atomic Backland 98 Alpine Touring Ski - Women's
- 156cm, 164cm, 172cm
- [156cm] 126.5 / 97 / 117mm [164cm] 127.5 / 98 / 118mm [172cm] 128.5 / 99 / 119mm
- Turn Radius:
- [156cm] 12.5m [164cm] 14.6m [172cm] 17m
- Powder Rocker (rocker tip, camber underfoot, rocker tail)
- Ultra Power Woodcore (poplar, caruba)
- Claimed Weight:
- 2lb 7oz
- Recommended Use:
- backcountry skiing
- Manufacturer Warranty:
- 2 years
Backland 98 Alpine Touring Ski
In Atomic's collection of Backland backcountry skis, the Backland 98 is the most versatile choice for women. It's the second-widest Backland for women, and it excels on deep powder days and icier days with equal prowess. Atomic made the ski out of poplar and caruba woods encapsulated in a full-length carbon laminate to ensure solid stiffness while weighing less than three pounds each. Unlike most ultralight backcountry skis, the Backland 98 has full sidewalls to deliver a solid edging performance as well as long-lasting durability. There's plenty of rocker in the tip, and Atomic gave the tip and tail greater surface area for a floatier feel when you're setting the track through deep powder.
- Versatile backcountry ski rides all conditions equally well
- 98mm width is the second-widest Backland Ski for women from Atomic
- 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 preffered style of skiing. For example, an expert skier on 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||172cm +||172cm +||172cm +||168cm +||172cm +|
|Expert||165cm +||165cm +||165cm +||168cm +||165cm +|
|Intermediate||160 - 170cm||160 - 170cm||160 - 170cm||160 - 170cm||160 - 170cm|
|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.