Backland 117

Atomic Backland 117

Brand
Atomic
Model
Backland 117
Category
Freeride
Weight
2120 gr
Waist
116 mm
Tested length
186 cm
Year
2017

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SFI (Ski Flex Index) 

5
4
5
5
4
Fri Flyt overall rating of Atomic Backland 117:

8 / 10

Flotation:
8 / 10
Turning capabilities:
7 / 10
Stability at speed:
7 / 10
Technical info:
Backland is Atomic´s series for freeriding and ski touring, and Backland 117 is the biggest model in the series. It is one of the widest skis in this test, and it comes with a lot of sidecut, pronounced rocker and a rather high chamber. This ski has a flex curve, and it´s softer in both ends. The weight is average.

On snow:
Atomic offers a playful ski that is easy to maneuver. It is not here to compete as the most powerful ski, and that is a wise strategy. It feels stable and safe and is predictable at low speed. Several of the test riders commented that it floats well compared to other skis in the same category. All in all, it is a ski for you who are looking for a versatile ski on groomed slopes and in powder, without wanting to participate in freeride competitions in windblown snow.


Backland 117

Technical data:

Measured length
186 cm
Flex (relative stiffness)
SFI 54554
Brand
Atomic
Model
Backland 117
Produced
Austria
Available lengths
179,193
Contact length
109 cm
Rocker tail
32 cm
Rocker nose
45 cm
Side cut
108 cm
Taper tail
36 cm
Taper tip
42 cm
Setback (true center to narrowest point)
11 cm
Tested mounting point (true center to boot center)
11 cm
Max tail width
129 mm
Min waist width
116 mm
Max nose width
140 mm
Side cut radius
19.1 mR
Width difference nose vs. tail
11 mm
Surface area (one ski)
2240 cm2
Weight
2120 gr
Relative weight
0.95 gr/cm2
Hight tail tip
50 mm
Hight nose tip
84 mm
Angle tail tip
26°
Angle nose tip
29°
Height of camber
7 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.