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Description & Specs

The Backup is the most efficient, technical ski mountaineering tool in the collection. Two sheets of metal give it a power and dampness not found in its weight class, and when combined with the 82mm waist, it skins hard, bony terrain with complete confi dence. The slight, All-Terrain Rocker aids trail breaking, takes the edge off sastrugi and other demanding backcountry conditions.

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  • Binding Options:
  • Radius: 17m @ 167cm
  • Construction: Metal Laminate, Cap Construction, Paulownia Core
  • Weight: 1520g @ 167cm
  • Features: Z-Clip Skin compatible, Skin Grommets, Snophobic Topsheets


Cap construction
Durable and lightweight “cap” skis are built by a sophisticated molding process that envelopes the core and internal materials with the top layer of the ski. Used throughout our ski line, cap constructions can be assembled with a variety of different cores. These variations, such as glass and/or metal materials, are the determining factors of the skis’ performance.
Metal laminate
Built from the base up, a metal laminate construction consists of alternating layers of fiberglass and titanal above and below the core. Metal Laminates provide damp, accurate, unshakable performance, ideal for expert and advanced level skiers.
Z clip
A secure, self-centering attachment that reduces weight and allows for quick transitions on the ascent.
Skin grommets
The new freeride tip and tail grommets are a clean, simple design that no longer requires a plug. The durable rubber coating disguises a slit designed to accommodate both the Z clip for our skin attachments, and the components to build a rescue sled.
Snophobic topsheet
Since snow collecting on the ski can add pounds to a climb, our SnoPhobic tops keep you light with a new snow-repellent topsheet. The running surface along the bottom of a ski is hydrophobic by design, so we’ve developed a thinner version of the same material to use on the BackSide model-specific topsheets.