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182cm Atomic Backland 85 W/ Lg Volie Switchback X2 (Used)
Ski Information: With the Atomic Backland 85 Skis, Atomic s "back" to doing what they do best - delivering a ski that's competitive in weight but stomps the downhill. There's no need to worry about being caught on a wimpy noodle of a ski in the crux of a sketchy descent with the Backland 85, it's ultralight Karuba wood core is reinforced with a carbon backbone to give it Chuck Norris-like power when it counts. At 1320 grams in the 170 length, the Backland 85 gives up a few grams to the lightest skis in its class, but eliminates the feeling of being "undergunned" in many variable conditions - well worth the tradeoff for most skiers.
If Sondre Norheim could have skied the Voilé X2 Telemark Binding, he might never have left the mountains of Norway for the flatlands of North Dakota.
The X2 sums up 35 years of telemark binding innovation and evolution from Voilé. One of the hallmarks of that body of work is our consistent abandonment of the use of flexible (and breakable) cables. Stranded wires may be great for moving electrons, but for transferring turning forces to a ski, our own tenet of rigid coiled springs, steel rods and spring-loaded cartridges has more than proven itself over time.
In 2007, Voile took a cue from the randonnée world and introduced the now-legendary, Voilé Switchback, a telemark binding with a foolproof, free-pivot option that greatly facilitates climbing. (And does so with the simple flick of a ski pole.)
Built on the success of the Switchback, the X2 is a beefier, more-active, binding—but still an uphill wonder. And wrapped up in a sleek, minimalist design that a Scandinavian would admire and that lives up to a Voilé credo: Less is ALWAYS more.
Optimized for maximum power transfer, the X2 is augmented with stiffer cartridges, a much-longer toe plate and a boot pivot point relocated 26mm to the rear. The happy result is a powerful binding with superb downhill performance and the added efficiency of much-easier uphill travel. With regard to the latter, the X2 and Switchback, as well as our 3-Pin Hardware, all feature dual-height climbing elevators.
When you reach the top of your toil, just “switch back” to the X2’s downhill mode, and you’ll soon be making turns that would even make Sondre jealous.
Not compatible with the Voilé Release Kit.
Condition: This setup is in great shape and have a fresh tune on them, see pictures for more details.
Product Liability/Return Information:
Due to the nature of used and consignment gear, these items are a final sale. All items are checked to make sure they're functional when they leave the building and are sold as-is with no warranty/guarantee. Please contact us before purchase if you have any questions or would like additional photos. We can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone at 801-917-0769. Thanks!