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Atomic Backland 85 (2016)

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Price: $729.00
Year: 2016
Level:
Gender: Female
Waist Width: 85
Tip/Tail/Waist: 120-85-109.5
Lengths: 158,164,170,176,182

The 85 is the medium-width Backland touring ski, weighing in at 1320 grams (170 cm). Atomic’s Backland series includes three models ranging in width from 95 down to 78 cm. Its lightweight wood-core constructions are designed to blend roughly equal amounts of uphill and downhill performance. All feature Atomic’s All-Mountain rocker: about the 15 percent of the ski’s length is tip rocker; the rest is cambered. Precut skins are available for all models ($170-$180). All are built using Atomic’s Step-Down Sidewall construction: higher sidewalls underfoot for solidity and edge grip; lower sidewalls topped by cap construction tip and tail for softer torsional rigidity and more forgiving performance. The two widest models (95 and 85) are carbon-reinforced.