Backland 109
Test winner

Atomic Backland 109

Brand
Atomic
Model
Backland 109
Category
Freeride
Weight
1970 gr
Waist
109 mm
Tested length
189 cm
Year
2017

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SFI (Ski Flex Index) 

4
4
4
4
5
Fri Flyt overall rating of Atomic Backland 109:

9 / 10

Flotation:
9 / 10
Turning capabilities:
9 / 10
Stability at speed:
8 / 10
Technical info:
The Backland 109 is new this year and replaces the Automatic. It is a fairly light construction. The high camber and short rocker stand out in this soft ski. The sidecut is even throughout, with a 20 metre radius. Carbon has been used to reduce the weight. The boat-shaped tip is similar to Bent Chetler.

On snow:
This is the ski with the best allround qualities in the test. It is stable, playful and feels light on the foot. It also likes speed. Skis with camber don´t always perform well in our ski test. In this case however, the camber and a the soft construction is well balanced, which in turn gives a ski that lies steady on the snow. If you are looking for a power machine there are probably better alternatives. But, if you are looking for versatility and a ski that is light enough for touring, you should check this one out.


Backland 109

Technical data:

Measured length
189 cm
Flex (relative stiffness)
SFI 44445
Brand
Atomic
Model
Backland 109
Produced
Austria
Available lengths
175,182
Contact length
120 cm
Rocker tail
25 cm
Rocker nose
44 cm
Side cut
114 cm
Taper tail
36 cm
Taper tip
39 cm
Setback (true center to narrowest point)
7 cm
Tested mounting point (true center to boot center)
8 cm
Max tail width
125 mm
Min waist width
109 mm
Max nose width
135 mm
Side cut radius
19.70 mR
Width difference nose vs. tail
10 mm
Surface area (one ski)
2170 cm2
Weight
1970 gr
Relative weight
0.91 gr/cm2
Hight tail tip
43 mm
Hight nose tip
76 mm
Angle tail tip
25°
Angle nose tip
33°
Height of camber
9 mm

This sequence of numbers indicates stiffness. Each number corresponds to a part of the ski, from tail to tip. 5 equals the average
for this part and length of the ski. Lower values indicate softer skis, higher values stiffer.