A light touring ski that shines bright on powder days. With a wood core from toe to tail and a carbon backbone to stiffen it up, the Backland 98 lets you reach deep mountain terrain and quickly lap your skintrack for another powder hit. The HRZN Tech tip is spoon-shaped to provide extra float in powder. Reach all the best stashes, pick your line and drop in.
- Core is made of poplar and beech wood to bring the weight as low as possible.
- Carbon Backbone adds snap and edge-hold with very minimal weight penality.
- HRZN Tech spoon-like tip reduces deflection and improves control in powder.
- Full sidewall construction improves steering.
- Powder Rocker is 20% rocker in the tip, 10% in the tail, and 70% camber underfoot for maximum stability in weird conditions and float in deep powder.
- 7000-series sintered base holds wax very well for 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.