The insanely versatile Backland 102 W comes back for 2019 with a topsheet redesign but no structural changes. A light wood core and carbon backbone make the Backland light enough to be a legit backcountry option. But one of ski testers favorite things about the Backland is that it avoids being too dainty. That damp backbone coupled with Powder Rocker and an all-around worthy 102mm waist width makes the Backland a real ski. So for you adventurous powder chasers who want to earn turns and crush hot laps, the Backland 102 W is the ticket to euphoria.