Lightweight, wide and strong, the Atomic Backland 98 W is one of the most versatile freeride touring skis available and capable of performing in the widest range of snow conditions and in any terrain. Built specifically for women drawn to the allure of alpine touring. The Backland 98 W is weight optimized for easy ascending while remaining capable of freeride performance.
Rocker Camber Small Rise
Skis with a rocker in the tip, camber in the middle and a small rise in the tail are very versatile. The ski is easy to turn, and the camber under the foot gives the ski grip on harder snow. The tail is slightly raised, but it is not a like full rocker. This makes for a balanced combination of easy turning and carving, without compromising on stability.
Ultralight Woodcore A woodcore combining poplar and caruba wood creates a lively and light ski.
Carbon Backbone A carbon insert added to the woodcore provides added stability and maneuverability without added weight.
HRZN With HRZN Tech, Atomic takes the ABS sidewall and allows it to continue into the Tip and Tail. The resulting rounded edges provide 10% more surface area. This gives the ski more float and better control in deep snow.
A ski with Cap construction has a topsheet that extends over the edge of the ski to the steel edge. Skis with Cap construction are generally lightweight, more economical and offer good damage protection of the topsheet.
Directional Shape The tip in this ski is softer than the tail. This makes it easy to turn, while the stiffer tail provides stability and control when steering the turn.