The Curated Take
This ski is great for someone who wants to get out touring more, but dreads having to clip into a heavy ski for the walk up as much as they dread giving up the performance of their current setup for a lightweight tech setup.
I bought this setup because I wanted to get out in the back country more and not be deterred by the weight or clunkiness of my setup - but I also didn't want to get a ski that ruined my confidence on the ride down. This ski has exceeded my expectations - it's quite stiff for how light it is and honestly skis in most of the soft snow I find myself in while touring better than my old setup did. But the real kicker for me is how much easier it is to walk up the hill with these things on. I still cannot get over how light and easy they are to walk up with even after 10+ ski tours on them.
- Extremely light weight and easy to hike with
- Despite its weight it skis really well at speed
- Floats extremely well in soft snow
- At high speeds in variable conditions the it can feel squirrely - mainly due to its lightweight construction.
The Backland 107 is Atomic's answer to the question: What's a good lightweight touring ski that can still provide aggressive downhill performance? This ski is designed for those who put in distance and elevation on the uphill, and push their equipment on the way down. Stiff, strong, and snappy, this ski is at home on the steep and deep, as well as when put on edge and driven hard and fast.
- Powder Rocker – With a profile of 20% tip rocker, 70% camber, and 10% tail rocker, this ski is shaped to handle both soft and firm snow.
- HRZN Tech Tip – This tip technology provides an extra 10% of surface area to the nose of the ski, providing more float in powder and tracking ability through variable snow.
- Carbon Backbone – This "backbone" of carbon running the length of the ski helps provide rigidity and stability without adding excess weight to the overall construction.