Skimo Co

Their name: Atomic. Their quest: to make an even better, high-performance, ultralight ski. Their favorite color: Skimo blue. The Atomic Backland 80 UL Ski is the successor to the Backland UL 78 and has been re-engineered to be the King Arthur of mountaineering skis. The base DNA of the Backland UL skis remains as the Ultra Light Woodcore, carbon fiberglass layers, and Carbon Backbone are a proven foundation for a stable, compliant, and fun ski. The formula of the carbon fiberglass has been modified to give more energy to kick turns and provide dampness and power at higher speeds. A flat tail with 85% camber and Dura Cap Sidewalls deliver solid edge hold on icy steeps, giving you the courage of Sir Lancelot the Brave when skiing the gnarliest of objectives. While 15% rocker may not sound like much, the new HRZN 3D tip increases the surface area of the tip for better float than other skis of similar size and shape, while also reducing the weight at the tip of the ski for easier kick and hop turns. When you’re looking down a line that Tim the Enchanter would describe as the most foul, cruel, and bad-tempered rabbit chute you ever set eyes on, the Atomic Backland 80 UL is your holy hand grenade that can conquer any foe.

  • HRZN 3D tip includes a new, perforated layer to reduce the swing weight of the ski while helping the tip stay above the snow.
  • Ultra Light Woodcore blends different wood species to find the right balance of weight and durability.
  • Carbon Backbone and Carbon Fiberglass layers work together to give the ski energy, pop, and stability at speed.
  • Resilient Dura Cap sidewalls help save the ski from damage and “flesh wounds” while amplifying edge power.
  • All-Mountain Rocker and All-Terrain Profile ensure versatility and performance across varying snow and terrain.

Lengths (cm) 149, 156, 163, 170, 177
convert to ounces
870g [163]
Weight (pair) 1740g [163]
Sidecut   109-79-98 [149]
110-79-99 [156]
111-79-100 [163]
112-79-101 [170]
113-79-102 [177]
Turn Radius   11.9m [149]
13.6m [156]
15.5m [163]
17.5m [170]
19.5m [177]
Skin Fix   Tip notch, flat tail
Specs Verified
Profile   All-Mountain Rocker
Shape   Directional
Construction   Carbon Backbone + carbon fiberglass layers
Core   Ultra Light Woodcore
Skimo Co Says
Usage Mountaineering and moving fast both up and down
Notes HRZN 3D Backland tip reduces swing weight and improves float
Bottom Line Great ski at a great value

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Model: Backland 80 UL

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