The Atomic Backland UL 85 is a time-tested classic, like the bread to a Lyrica and Grillamid skimo sandwich. Now, Atomic has made this do-it-all-er of a ski even more versatile by offering it in shorter lengths for shorter skiers. The Women's Backland UL 85 lacks none of the tech or performance of its longer counterparts. The Ultra Light woodcore pressed between a pair of Carbon Powered laminates promises strength and stability at a weight that's hard to beat. Atomic's innovative HRZN tech on the nose of the ski delivers better float and control while dramatically reducing grabbyness and hookyness. The sidewalls beneath the mounting area provide precise and efficient power transfer while a capped construction elsewhere keeps the ski snappy, responsive, and lightweight. Whether you're doing daily pre-work dawn patrols, planning a technical couloir descent, or just gallivanting up and down volcanos, the Atomic Women's Backland UL 85 will not let you down.
- Atomic's HRZN Tech Tip increases the surface area of the ski tip by 10%, yielding better float and steering without added weight.
- Shorter lengths are idea for female skiers, younger skiers, and skiers who kick-turn the whole way up and jump-turn the whole way down.
- 15% rocker amplifies the effects of the HRZN Tech, making this a truly obedient ski.
- Ultra Light woodcore sandwiched between carbon inserts provides strength and stability at an uncompromising weight.
|Lengths (cm)||151, 158, 165|
|Weight (pair)||1770g 
||Round tips, flat tails|
||15% tip rocker, 85% camber|
||HRZN Tech spoon tips, medium radius|
||Partial sidewall, carbon insert layers above and below the core for stability and strength|
||Poplar and Caruba Ultra Light woodcore|
|Skimo Co Says|
|Usage||Backcountry touring, ski mountaineering|
|Notes||HRZN Tech means better float and less tip deflection without any added weight|
|Bottom Line||A stable and easy-skiing old friend now sized with women in mind|
|Compare to other Women's Skis|
Questions & Reviews
I'm comparing this with Blizzard Zero G. I currently own blizzard black pearl 78 and I like its performance. Could you make a comparison between this vs Blizzard Zero G 85? They are very similar in weight and I would like to have good performance/beautiful turns. can you also recommend a length as well? (151 vs 157)
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