• I’m talking about the backland carbon, pro and expert. I have the backland carbons. The backland ultimate has the two strap system, so I imagine you could move the lower strap as other have done on older models.

  • At the risk of stating the obvious, the possibility of modifying boots depends a lot on the boot. My feeling about the newer versions of the backlands boots is that the options for mods are pretty limited, mostly because of the internal boa system that replaces the lower strap. You can see from some earlier posts in this thread that people have…[Read more]

  • So, I got a few more days in on the Backlands Carbons, and they’ve been interesting ones…

    The first couple of days were just a long skin in and out of a cabin with no real potential for riding (it was a Valentines getaway. What a romantic!). I was really happy with how the boots felt on the skin tack. A big improvement over the traditional…[Read more]

  • Atomic Backlands with Spark Dyno DH BindingsFirst run in Hardboots. Looking a little stiff!

    trying to add images. I don’t think it’s working.

  • Well, the Backland Carbons came in on Friday and I managed to get out for a few laps at a favorite yo-yo slope in Jasper National Park (Canadian Rockies). My initial assessment can be summed up like this: amazing.
    It was a “light duty” day of short laps and, while I did enjoy the experience of skinning up in harboots (not the mention the pleasure…[Read more]

  • I just ordered a pair of the new Backland Carbons (I’d been trying to find a used pair or older models in Western Canada and was having no luck). I’m a little concerned that they might be too stiff laterally and that the new boa closure system eliminates the possibility of moving the lower strap as some of you have been doing.
    Does anyone have…[Read more]