The full-fat Backland FR for deep storm days, inspired by the former Automatic 117.
Affinity features our lightweight poplar woodcore that optimizes the ski’s weight without sacrificing any of its shock absorption or stability.
An ultra-lightweight carbon insert that runs the length of the ski like a stabilizing backbone. This provides exceptional agility and edge hold with no extra weight.
Blends an ABS sidewall construction with a revolutionary across-the-ski (horizontal) rocker to add 10% more surface area in tip and tail. This delivers less tip deflection and better tracking through chop and crud, without adding any swing weight – making it the best design yet for powder.
The Atomic Backland FR 117 is the fattest Backland FR – our new series of freeride powder chargers. Backland FR is the successor to our Automatic series created with freeride pros Sage Cattabriga-Alosa and Dana Flahr. This top model has a 117 mm waist, Carbon Backbone and Powder Rocker profile. It also now features revolutionary HRZN Tech in the tip for more surface area and even better floatation. It’s stiff enough for aggressive skiing on deep storm days or shredding Big Mountain spines. It delivers on harder snow thanks to the camber underfoot. And in comparison to Automatic, we’ve made Backland FR even lighter without sacrificing stability, thanks to a Light Woodcore. This also makes them awesome Freeride Touring skis: great for reaching those best spots – boot packing or skinning.