Fast, user-friendly, easily customizable, with built-in race bungees? Winner, winner, chicken dinner. Pre-cut to match Atomic’s Backland 65, 78, 85, and 95 skis, these 100% mohair skins are the quickest way to ride your fancy new skis. The skins are pre-trimmed to accommodate the Backland sidecut and expose just enough edge to use as an edge. If you plan on using the included tail-hooks, Atomic has included a handy paper template that eliminates the guess-work when cutting to the proper length. Out of the box, simply measure the skin to length and cut the excess material and attach the tail clip. The new Hybrid glue makes ripping skins at the top a breeze and can be cleaned with water. This helps keep the skins sticking throughout the life of your skis. With a touch of creativity, these skins have the potential to work on any ski with a tip notch that is similar or smaller in dimension. The Atomic Hybrid skins will get you to the top so you can get back down to where you started.
Full mohair is the only way to rock and will get you to the top faster than ever.
Hybrid glue is easy to manage and can be washed with water.
Skins are sized for two length skis.
Update 2019/20: The skin for the Atomic Backland UL 65 2.0 is a tip fix only, race style skin. It is also made from Atomic's 100% Race Mohair.
I've struggled with these on my Backland UL 78s. The provided template for cutting the tail to the correct length had markings for the 175cm and 169cm lengths, but not my 163cm. The tail clips have come off several times (operator error, no doubt). I've also had multiple glue failures after several laps in warm, wet conditions (in one case resulting in a DNF in a race). I'm probably quite sloppy with my skins, but I've never had such problems with conventional glue.
On the bright side, they grip quite well, are very compact, and the tip bungee is great. I do wish both sides weren't white--it gets confusing when folding the skins.
Hi dauwhe, the current skins have different sizes for 151-163 and 169-175, so the longer version would wouldn't have the shorter markings. For wet conditions, you can apply a water-proofing treatment such as the Kohla Dry Climb.
I recently purchased Atomic Backland UL 78 skis and the corresponding hybrid skins. In the instruction book, it suggests they come with skin savers, but there weren’t any in the box. Do the skins come with savers or do I need to buy them separately?
Hi guys, wondering what is the Hybrid glue made of? I've tried silicone "glueless" before (from 4 Front) and they were not good in cold conditions (iced up easily). For multilap glue is critical as it can ice up and lead to non adherence on the second go.
Also, 100% mohair seems like it will be pretty fast for glide, but not great for icy conditions. Any comment on how well these grip would help as well.
Hi Jared, the Hybrid is a "glue" based adhesive and not a silicone. Feedback on multi-lap performance has been good with these skins. 100% mohair does have slightly less grip than a mix formula, but my personal experience is that grip is largely a function of technique and not skin material.
Hey Josh! I don't believe we have any on order at the moment, although there's no shortage of skin options to consider from here. Send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you'd like to get some recommendations on skins though!
Hi- I'm a little confused by the atomic skins. I see that you carry the hybrid glue 100% mohair skins. If I read the website correctly, atomic also makes a 70/30 skin with conventional glue for the backland 95 ski ( that is precut to fit). Have I got this straight and do you carry them? Thanks
Hi - I'm confused about the hybrid designation - does it only apply to the glue? If so, I don't really understand about being washed with water. I want my skins to stick, and am not concerned about how clean they are, as I don't really have that much trouble picking up stuff on the skin side, and am careful about keeping the glue side clean. I have had to renew the glue on various pairs of skins over the years, which is no big deal. Is glue renew available for these? Thanks
Hey David! The skin/glue formula is made by Contour and unfortunately all of their glue renew kits and whatnot are for the non-hybrid glue formulas that weren't used in this skin formula. They can be washed though, are the skins just dirty and that's causing them to not stick? If so, find the wash stuff here.
any idea what is the difference to the previous year's model (https://skimo.co/atomic-backland-ul-skins) ? Just the glide zone in the tip got ditched or is there something else (material, thickness, etc.) ?
Hi, I have a question regarding these 17/18 skins for my UL 78 skis. On the picture the skins have a race type tip notch that that is perfect for me, but on the atomic web site the 85mm and 78mm skins seem to have tip buckles and an adjustable tail attachment, which I do not want. Can you clarify? Thanks Benoit
These have tip notches and come with an optional tail hook. Not sure what is up with the photos on Atomic's site.
Hi Jeff, thanks for pointing out the discrepancy. I've updated our price to match. Please note the skins do not have a rocker section this season (17/18) as show on that site. We do have a few of that style left here.