If you had to choose just one ski from the Backland FR collection you should choose the FR 102. If you like to do it all, and don't want to decide between skis the FR 102 has you covered. A mid wide ski that will float in powder yet keep some quickness edge to edge on the groomers. Atomic's Light Woodcore is made from poplar wood so it's ideal for soft snow and backcountry skiing, but still handles hard pack like a champ. A powder rocker profiles gives you 20% rocker in the tip and 10% in the tail so this ski can quickly turn through the trees and smear on top of the powder. The Step Down Sidewall features a symmetrical step on each end that is stable, light, and durable adding sidewall under the foot right where you need it. Still need more convincing? Pro skier Sage Cattabriga-Alosa skis on the Atomic Backland FR, maybe that will help.