Do you ever feel an uncontainable rage at photos of tightly-linked short-radius powder turns? Do your legs quiver with anticipation for the next day when you can bust out your ski torpedoes and put an end to the madness of #stackingtracks and #tightywhiteys? Do you have a habit of burdening innocent two-buckle touring boots with Booster straps and aggressive spoilers? Do you like to go big and crash bigger? If so, your ski has arrived. You don't make turns like most backcountry skiers, and the Backland 107 wouldn't want you to. Boasting enough tail stiffness to gun the ski out of the backseat and enough tip rocker to make the ski plane out of the snow at mach-looney, Atomic's 107-waisted powder weapon has the mojo to straightline Highlands Bowl and to blast down the apron of the S&S Couloir. Don't worry about crud and sun crust; the HRZN Tech tip and Ultra Power wood core will take care of that. Don't worry about hitting rocks in the runout; full sidewall construction and impressive girth will protect your pontoon boards from harm. Just worry about stopping at the bottom of the run, and not getting too upset the next time you open Instagram.
- HRZN Tech tip shaping coupled with generous tip rocker means an unbeatable ride when you're getting totally deep.
- Carbon backbone with Karuba wood provides the right amount of stiffness and responsiveness.
- Atomic's Powder Rocker profile blends directional turning with the much-desired "surfy" feel.
- Full sidewall construction makes for a durable ski with solid edge hold
Update 2021/22: UpdatedTopsheet
|Lengths (cm)||175, 182, 189|
|Weight (pair)||3010g 
||Round tips, roundish tail with rubber protector|
||Rockered tip and tail (25%), light camber underfoot (75%)|
||HRZN Tech tip, medium radius, rounded tail|
||HRZN Tech, Carbon Backbone with Ultra Power woodcore|
||Carbon fiber and Karuba wood|
|Skimo Co Says|
|Usage||Creating massive rooster-tails in powder and setting Strava descent records in crud|
|Notes||Supportive tail is tailor-made for straightlining big faces|
|Bottom Line||High-stability, high-speed powder ripper|
|Compare to other Excess-fat Skis|
Questions & Reviews
I also had a pair of 185cm Voile Hyperdrifters (125mm waist) but I sold those because the Backland 107s floated just as well, even in deep AK powder, and the Backlands are a lot damper and handle funky snow better.
of note: the HRZN Tech tip is a stupid gimmick. The thing doesn't even touch the snow while turning, so it doesn't help anything, but it does fold the tips of climbing skins allowing snow to build up under your skins. It's frustrating. The Backland skis will be better when HRZN Tech goes away, like all useless tech features eventually do.
Carefully consider the tip attachment method for your skins if you get HRZN skis.
Jeff recommended these bad boys and I couldn't be happier to tour with these. >>> frame bindings on BlackCrows Animas!
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