Atomic Backland FR Adjustable Ski Poles 43-51in 2017


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Ski Pole Sizing
Skier Height Skier Height (cm) Pole Size (in)
3'4" or shorter 101cm or shorter 32" or shorter
3'5"-3'8" 104-112cm 34"
3'9"-4' 114-122cm 36"
4'1"-4'4" 124-132cm 38"
4'5"-4'8" 134-142cm 40"
4'9"-5' 145-152cm 42"
5'1"-5'3" 155-160cm 44"
5'4"-5'6" 162-168cm 46"
5'7"-5'9" 170-175cm 48"
5'10"-6' 177-183cm 50"
6'1"-6'3" 185-190.5cm 52"
6'4" + 193cm + 54" +
Ski poles are your friends. They help you maintain proper form and balance, as well as help you get across the flat spots. The only people that shouldn't use poles are kids that cannot parallel yet, true beginners, snowboarders, and park skiers that desperately need to look like snowboarders. So if you aren't one of these categories, you should be using poles.
Sizing poles is easy. Just use the ski pole Sizing chart to give you a good estimate of what length of poles you should be using.
Ideally, your arm should be parallel to the ground when you grasp the pole (with the tip up) below the basket.

There are cases when you can go longer or shorter than what the chart recommends:

  • If you are a bump skier, you should size down 2-8 inches.
  • If you want an aggressive stance for steeps and higher speed skiing, size down 2 inches.
  • If you are doing a lot of park skiing, size down 2-6 inches
  • If you Telemark, size down 2-6 inches
  • If you are powder skiing a lot, size up 2 inches.
  • If you are ski jousting, size up 4-12 inches

We have thousands of poles to choose from, and if we don't have your size, any of our poles are easy to cut to length.


Gender Men's



New for this season from Atomic is the Backland FR Adjustable pole. Designed by Chris Benchetler himself, the Backland pole incorporates the simplicity of a park pole with the adjust-ability and light weight of a touring pole. The rubber bike grips and ERGO EMT strap make sure the poles stay stuck to your hand and the two piece aluminum shaft is durable and very light. The pole adjusts between 43-51in so you can have lengthen the poles while climbing up the skin track and shorten them for sending cliffs on the way down. There is even a hidden binding screwdriver in the shaft for those on-hill adjustments you may need to make. These poles are a great option for skiers splitting their time between the resort and the backcountry.

Aluminum Construction: This pole is made of lightweight aluminum, which has a very high strength to weight ratio, and they are quite stiff.

Adjustable Length 43-51in: These poles have a large adjustment range, ideal for alpine touring or even just pushing across a cat track. The range goes from 43-51in which should work for most heights, nba players included.

16/14mm Adjustable Shaft: This is an adjustable touring pole that utilizes two different aluminum shaft diameters: 16mm and 14mm in order to easily adjust to different sizes. Lightweight and strong, aluminum is usually the best way to go.

Adjustable Nylon Strap: A nylon strap with easy adjustment ensures the poles don't get away from you after jumping off that big cliff on the backside of the mountain. Or with some imagination, they can help you carry a pair of skis.

Atomic Bike Grip: This pole features a tacky rubber grip similar to what you would find on your little brother's bmx bike. The poles will stay secured in your hands and won't slip.

18mm Diameter: The diameter at the top of these poles is a beefy 18mm to give it greater strength. The pole tapers down to a smaller diameter toward the tip to save some weight.

Powder Basket: This basket measures 85mm in diameter and has the traditional pow basket star shape. If you find that your poles are sinking down too far in the deep snow, this is a great solution. This basket isn't too big, it can be used everyday no problem.


Gender Men's
Model Year 2017
Pole Construction Aluminum
International Availability-Prices USD United States, Canada
Basket Type Powder
Country of Manufacturer China
Warranty Manufacturers two year standard warranty

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