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Atomic Backland 85 UL Ultralight Backcountry Touring Ski - New 2019

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  • $ 549
  • Regular price $ 800


The newly modified 2019 Atomic Backland UL 85 is the widest ski in Atomic's Endurance Touring Backland UL ski series. It is also 10% lighter than last year's version. Successor to the Atomic Ultimate series, Atomic has optimized the overall construction in this new range: adding a slim AT Tip 2.0 that cuts like a blade through chop and crud, with a cut-out tip for fixing skins quickly during races. The 85 mm waist offers good float in fresh and spring snow. The Backland UL 85 is perfect for alpine touring, chute skiing, long approaches, racing, and all-out summit assaults.

This ski features Atomic’s latest technologies. The Ultra Light Woodcore uses poplar and caruba for minimum weight. Atomic’s HRZN Tech Tips create an effective 10% more surface area for good float in powder, better tracking in crud and transformed snow and reduced tip deflection. Carbon Powered laminates above and below the core offer high strength for minimum weight. The Backland UL series use Atomic’s All Mountain Rocker 15/85/0 profile - A moderate "15" tip for easy turn initiation, and superior float in soft snow "85" camber underfoot for reliable grip on hard pack, and a flat tail.

Combine these skis with a light pair of insert bindings and you have a super efficient tool for climbing and descending all day.


Details:

  • Dimensions: 120 - 85 - 110 mm
  • All-Mountain Rocker: 15% Rocker / 85% Camber
  • Ultra Light Woodcore: Incredibly lightweight poplar and Caruba wood keeps the weight down without compromising downhill performance.
  • AT Tip 2.0: A new slim tip that cuts like a blade through chop and crud, with a cut-out tip for fixing skins quickly when time matters.
  • Carbon Powered: Two ultra-lightweight carbon inserts create stability and transfer power to the snow for unmatched performance downhill.
  • Fiber Grid: A new layer that adds durability to the overall construction.
  • HRZN Tech Tip: HRZN Tech Tips create 10% more surface area for good float in powder.
  • Cap Sidewall: A construction with no sidewall where the topsheet folds dow over the edges, making it easy to handle in poor snow conditions.
  • Weight: 1000g per ski
  • MPN: AA0027202