Atomic 2017 Backland FR 109

The Atomic Backland FR 109 ski delivers the very best in Big Mountain powder performance. It’s part of our new Backland FR range of freeride powder chargers – successors to the massively popular Automatic series. At 109 mm with pronounced camber under foot, plus a Carbon Backbone and Powder Rocker that’s big in the tip and smaller in the tail, this is our mid-waist model. It now also features revolutionary HRZN Tech in the tip for more surface area and even better floatation, so it’s built for charging in deep snow and chop with total confidence. That said, with a Step Down Sidewall 2.0 it’s also smooth and stable even on harder terrain. Mount some Tracker bindings and MultiFit Powder Rocker Skins on this low-weight powder performer and it works great as a Freeride Touring ski, too.

  • BASES
  • We use 7000-Series sintered bases that are fast on any snow, can stand up to anything, and are easy to maintain.
  • EDGES
  • Our edges are made from steel five times more wear resistant than standard steel, for strength and perfect grip.
  • TOPSHEETS
  • Our topsheets are lightweight and highly resistant (made 50% from rapeseed oil).
  • CORES
  • At the core of every ski are the materials – and particularly the different types of wood – that determine how it behaves.
  • ULTRA POWER WOODCORE
  • Made from strong beech and lightweight poplar – for supreme running stability and agility in our racing skis.
  • POWER WOODCORE
  • A combination of hard ash and light poplar that’s stable and sporty for our high performance skis.
  • LIGHT WOODCORE
  • Made from poplar – ideal for our powder, all-mountain and freeride touring skis that need to be strong but really light.
  • ULTRA LIGHT WOODCORE
  • The poplar and caruba woodcore for skis that are all about low weight, like our touring skis.
  • DENSOLITE CORE
  • A foam core that’s agile and dampens vibrations – for effortless skiing.
  • LAMINATES
  • Around the main core are the materials that fine-tune the performance of a ski.
  • TITANIUM POWERED
  • A titanium layer above and below the core creates supreme shock absorption, strong running stability and a high torsional flex.
  • TITANIUM STABILIZER
  • One titanium layer under the core for great shock absorption and torsional flex.
  • TITANIUM BACKBONE
  • A titanium insert runs the length of the ski on top of the core like a stabilizing backbone – really dynamic and stable for all-mountain skis.
  • CARBON POWERED
  • A carbon layer above and below the core – for high strength at low weight in skis like the Ultimate.
  • CARBON TANK MESH
  • In Vantage and Vantage X – a layer of super rigid, woven mesh that adds strength across the ski without adding weight.
  • CARBON BACKBONE
  • A dynamic carbon insert for our lightweight backcountry skis: Backland FR and Backland.
  • FIBERGLASS LAMINATES
  • Fiberglass layers that are great for torsional stiffness across the length and width of the ski. Lightweight and very dynamic.
  • SIDEWALLS
  • Sidewalls affect how the ski dampens impacts and transmits power. We use five different types to suit different types of snow and skiing.
  • STEP DOWN SIDEWALL
  • Features a symmetrical step on each end that’s stable, light and durable.
  • FIREWALL
  • Extra full under the binding with flex grooves for awesome power transmission and edge grip on hard pack.
  • FULL SIDEWALL
  • Runs across the full length of the ski for precise steering, ideal for high-performing race and piste skis.
  • TAPERED SIDEWALL
  • Thicker towards the rear of the ski for extra acceleration and steering at high speed.
  • FULL CAP
  • A construction with no sidewall where the top sheet folds down over the edges, making it easy to handle.


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