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Atomic Backland UL 78 Ski


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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 and responsive. This updated model features the popular HRZN Tech tip, which offers advanced float and steering in powder while simultaneously trading "grabbiness" for improved control and carving on harder 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.
  • HRZN Tech tip allows you to turn sharply, skin in deep snow, and ski fast without fear of going head over tea kettle.
  • With Directional Shape and Atomic's pronounced tip rocker, 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 to the edges.

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Lengths (cm) 149, 156, 163, 170, 177
convert to ounces
835g [156cm]
865g [163cm]
900g [170cm]
965g [177cm]
Weight (pair) 1670g [156cm]
1730g [163cm]
1800g [170cm]
1930g [177cm]
Dimensions 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 Race notches, flat notched tail
Specs Verified Yes
Profile 15% rocker, 85% camber
Shape Directional, medium radius shape with spoon tips
Construction Cap Sidewall
Core Ultra Light Woodcore
Skimo Co Says
Usage Ski mountaineering, fitness laps
Notes A fantastic ski mountaineering ski just got an upgrade.
Bottom Line Light and compliant with impressive flex pattern

Questions & Reviews

Question from Phil
I'm wondering what the weights are for the 170 and 177s?
Answer from Julieana
Hi Phil, I've weighed the pairs that we have in the shop and updated the weight specifications above accordingly. However we won't be able to verify those specifications until we get a few more pairs in.
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