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Atomic Backland UL 78 Ski

Brand: Atomic
Model: Backland UL 78
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Price: $599.95
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The redesigned Backland UL 78 is the culmination of years of Atomic working to perfect the tech that goes into a good lightweight ski. Tracing its roots to freeride and skimo racing skis, the 78mm-wide mountaineering ski incorporates all the unique Atomic tech that we love while staying light, obedient, and responsive. This updated model features the classic Atomic spoon shaped HRZN Tech Tip, which helps the ski to stay on track in rough snow. The core construction sandwiches the Ultra Light Woodcore between two sheets of carbon, which helps the ski respond quickly and snappily. When asked to give one word to describe the Backland UL 78, Skimo Co technician Tim said "obedient". He then went on to give many, many more words to describe this ski because Tim is, in fact, not as obedient as the Atomic Backland UL 78.

  • The core is constructed from Ultra Light Woodcore and is Carbon Powered, creating a light and snappy ski that goes up and down equally well.
  • A rockered tip allows you to turn sharp, skin in deep snow, and ski fast without fear of going head over tea kettle.
  • With Directional Shape and Atomics iconic HRZN Tech Tip, the Backland UL 78 is more stable and compliant than ever.
  • Capped sidewall complements the narrow waist and stiff core while helping to transfer power efficiently from the skier to the edge.
  • The sharp graphics look like a retro doppler effect, which is fitting because you'll be ripping up and down the mountain so fast, you'll be altering sonic patterns every time you go out.

Lengths (cm) 151, 157, 163, 169, 175
-> ounces
930g [151]
950g [157]
1015g [163]
1070g [169]
1095g [175]
Weight (pair) 1860g [151]
1900g [157]
2030g [163]
2140g [169]
2190g [175]
Dimensions 110-78-99.5 [151]
111-78-100.5 [157]
112-78-101.5 [163]
113-78-102.5 [169]
114-78-103.5 [175]
Turn Radius 14m [151]
15m [157]
16m [163]
17m [169]
18m [175]
Skin Fix Race notches, flat notched tail
Specs Verified Yes
Profile 15% rocker, 85% camber
Shape Directional Shape with spoon tips
Construction Cap Sidewall
Core Ultra Light Woodcore
Skimo Co Says
Usage Backcountry touring
Notes A fantastic ski mountaineering ski just got an upgrade
Bottom Line Light and compliant with impressive flex pattern
Question from Dave
NEVER MIND my previous question- thanks for the great website!
Answer from Jeff M
Dave, its great when the website answers your questions.
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Question from Sam
Hi there! How would you compare the Atomic Backland UL 78 to the Salomon X-Alp Ski? Are they comparable? If I compare the specs they seem similar. (Except the price...) And second question – I'm 184cm (6'0") and 72kg (159 lbs)--what length should I choose? 175cm for the Atomic Backland and 170cm for the Salomon?

Thanks in advance!
Answer from Jeff M
Sam, they are very comparable. After asking around it is hard to put a significant difference in how they perform. Both great skis. You can use sizing as a possible determining factor. If you prefer a longer ski or want a shorter ski for tight chutes.
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