The Backland 85 Touring ski wants to be your partner in all things. From race training to light backcountry ski touring, it has been a shop-favorite at Cripple Creek for years.
You'll enjoy the 19m turning radius created by an 85mm waist, 85% camber and the wider HRZN Tech tip dimensions. The flat tail and stiff flex underfoot add to the strength and power of the ski. The floatation created by 15% tip rocker and softer tip flex will ride over uneven snow and light powder. This profile makes for graceful yet powerful carving and the Backland 85 holds up in mixed conditions from fresh snow to wind crust and ice. Or, even Spring corn and the wide-open plain of a groomer.
The Poplar/Caruba wood core is light but skis damp, absorbing many of the micro shocks traveling up from the snow surface as you ride. A carbon backbone along the core locks in torsional rigidity, meaning the ski can hold an edge as you turn on crust or icy spots.
The Backland 85 is in the lightweight touring category, built for long days and and fast skiing on corn snow, but the weight also makes it perfect for endurance training or racing. Racers will consider this a powder ski, powder hounds will consider this a spring ski. But regardless, the Backland 85 Touring ski is a versatile option for your quiver.
This demo setup comes with the super-easy-to-use Salomon MTN binding (no brakes), and adjustable heel plate for different size boots, and Atomic skins with tip or tail release as an option.
This particular set of skis is practically new, having been skied on only a few times. The bases and edges are in like-new condition, as are the skins.
Weight: 1340g per ski
Construction: Poplar/Caruba, Carbon Fiber core, Semi-Cap/Partial PU sidewall