Backland 109
Test winner

Atomic Backland 109

Brand
Atomic
Model
Backland 109
Category
Freeride
Weight
2060 gr
Waist
109 mm
Tested length
189 cm
Year
2018

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SFI (Ski Flex Index) 

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

9 / 10

Flotation:
9 / 10
Turning capabilities:
8 / 10
Stability at speed:
9 / 10
Technical info:
There are many skis to choose from in Atomic´s Backland series. This is the widest of the standard models. You also have Bent Chetler, but that is a different ski altogether. This year´s version is quite similar to its predecessor. Our measurements show that it weighs 100 grams more, but this is within the range of product variation. Relatively high camber, especially in the back ski. Even sidecut and an even, soft flex curve.

On snow:
Backland 109 is very similar to last year´s test winner. This year´s version is very responsive at high speed both on and off the groomed trails, and the edge grip is very firm in the turns. In addition, it is easy to maneuver and predictable. And the floatation is among the best in this category. The construction is light enough to consider mounting touring bindings. We could´t really find any faults! And we can understand why Atomic hasn´t made any big changes to this excellent ski.


Backland 109

Technical data:

Measured length
189 cm
Flex (relative stiffness)
SFI 44444
Brand
Atomic
Model
Backland 109
Produced
Austria
Available lengths
175, 182
Contact length
118 cm
Rocker tail
25 cm
Rocker nose
46 cm
Side cut
119 cm
Taper tail
33 cm
Taper tip
37 cm
Setback (true center to narrowest point)
11 cm
Tested mounting point (true center to boot center)
9 cm
Max tail width
125 mm
Min waist width
109 mm
Max nose width
135 mm
Side cut radius
20 mR
Width difference nose vs. tail
10 mm
Surface area (one ski)
2172 cm2
Weight
2060 gr
Relative weight
0.95 gr/cm2
Hight tail tip
42 mm
Hight nose tip
77 mm
Angle tail tip
26°
Angle nose tip
33°
Height of camber
8 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.