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Atomic Backland Carbon Boot

Brand: Atomic
Model: Backland Carbon
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The Backland Carbon Boot from Atomic got a serious makeover for 2019/20, with several updates that make it simpler to put on and transition. All the updates are aimed at streamlining the boot without losing the smooth-skinning functionality of the Frictionless Pivots. Atomic incorporated a BOA closure system which allows for a snug, glove-like fit along your foot. Considering how customizable the Backland Carbon shell and liner are, this may be one of the best fitting, lightweight boots out there. A 40mm cam power strap improves on the thinner power strap that older models featured, and the taller cuff means faster reaction times on the way down. With carbon loaded polyamide making up the cuff and shell on this updated model, you won’t find yourself losing power on edge. Atomic took a great boot and made it better while preserving the unique customizable fit that made older models so popular. With such an easy-to-use boot and wide range of articulation, you'll be wearing these around the house on Sunday afternoon.

  • The Frictionless Pivot provides an efficient and smooth stride, allowing for a natural walking motion that doesn't try to reinvent the wheel-- it is just walking, after all.
  • Updated shell and cuff material offers excellent lateral power transmission so you can consider using these boots on fatter skis.
  • BOA closure system wraps the foot evenly and snugly, you can ski down without slop then skin right back to the top in comfort.
  • Free/Lock 2.0 ski/walk mech is proven solid and still really simple to use while offering great support in ski mode.
  • Full rubber sole means confidence when walking on stuff that isn't snow, which does happen in the real world.
  • Fully moldable shell and liner means it can fit some big hooves.
Specifications
Weight
-> ounces
1094g [26/26.5]
Weight (pair) 2188g [26/26.5]
Buckles 1 + 40mm Cam Strap + BOA
Boot Sole Length 268mm [24/24.5]
278mm [25/25.5]
288mm [26/26.5]
298mm [27/27.5]
308mm [28/28.5]
318mm [29/29.5]
328mm [30/30.5]
Binding Compatibility Tech only
Cuff Rotation 74°
Forward Lean(s) 13°, 15°
Design
Materials Carbon infused polyamide, Carbon fiber
Liner Memory Fit 3D Platinum Light
Sole Skywalk Full Rubber
Skimo Co Says
Usage Lightweight touring
Notes Breathable Liner
Bottom Line A sweet boot now streamlined and sexy.
8/8/2019
Question from Eric S
 
I really want to hear more about this boot as soon as you guys have tried them. They received a very strange and not very believable review at Wildsnow.com. Things I'll be curious about are

1) How they ski vs. a TLT6.
2) How do they fit? I'd love it if they fit narrower than the F1.

I realize you guys probably haven't been on them yet. Just a heads up I expect to buy 'em from you if you convince me they are as good as they sound!
8/8/2019
Answer from jbo
 
Hi Eric! We were able to ski the new Backlands and I also found that review strange. The new version skis closer to a tongueless Backland than a tongued Backland since, hey, they removed the tongue. I'll be generous and say it's half-way between, making it a nice boot for those who prefer simplicity versus the removable tongue system. Same story with TLT6 as those were comparable boots.

The listed 98mm last is off, felt wider and more voluminous than an F1, though there may be tweaks for production.
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