With a wood core from toe to tail and a carbon backbone to stiffen it up, the Backland FR lets you reach deep mountain terrain, and quickly lap your skintrack for another powder hit. A light touring ski that rides stable on hardpack and crust, and has a spoon tip to float and surf in powder. Reach all the best stashes, pick your line and drop in.
- Core is lightweight poplar wood from tip-to-tail that feels light underfoot, but has some shock absorption and stability.
- Carbon Backbone adds snap and edge-hold with very minimal weight penality.
- HRZN Tech spoon-like tip reduces deflection and improves control in powder.
- Step down sidewalls use sandwich construction with capping at tip and tails for cushioning and edge grip while being extremely resistant to damage.
- Powder Rocker is 25% rocker in the tip, 10% in the tail, and 65% camber underfoot, to add up to maximum stability in weird conditions and float in deep powder.
- 7000-series sintered bases holds wax very well for a fast glide in any snow conditions.
- Topsheets are lightweight and wear resistant.
Beginner: new or getting back into skiing. Intermediate: confident with turning and stopping. Advanced: highly confident carver. Expert: steeps, drops, park, double blacks -- bring it on.
Sandwich and combination construction is generally used for big freeride-style skis while the lighter structural cap type of construction is more commonly found on cross-country skis.