Atomic Backland UL 78 (2017)


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Price: $950.00
Year: 2017
Gender: Female
Waist Width: 78
Tip/Tail/Waist: 113-78-102.5
Lengths: 157, 163, 169, 175

The Atomic Backland UL 78 is the middleweight of the three-model Ultimate collection of superlight touring skis, weighing in at 980 grams. Its 78-mm waist offers a modicum of soft-snow flotation on the descent. The Backland Ultimate series of skis, ranging from 85 mm down to 78 mm in width, feature ultralight constructions for optimized uphill and long-distance touring. All models are tip-rockered for flotation in deep snow, with superlight caruba/poplar wood cores and carbon reinforcement. Atomic offers precut skins for all models ($170-$200). Atomic, founded in 1955, is based in Altenmarkt im Pongau, Austria (near Salzburg), where the majority of its skis are made. Along with sister brands Salomon and ArcTeryx, it is a division of Amer Sports of Finland, which acquired it in 1994. Its U.S. headquarters are in Ogden, Utah. -J.C.