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Black Diamond Element Skis - Women's 2012

The Black Diamond Element Skis are hybrid skiing at its best and inspired from big-mountain powder lines, technical freeride comp skiing and everything in between. Based on the platform of the AMPerage, the Element features a re-worked flex profile to create a completely new ski engineered for women - no dumbing-down here. Its deep sidecut, 115 mm waist, full tip and tail rocker, and underfoot camber add up to a floaty ski that's as comfortable sending backcountry booters as it is smearing through windbuff or arcing on groomers.
Shape
Full length tip and tail rocker for playful, creative, high-performance skiing
115 mm waist, underfoot camber, and women's-specific flex for effortless transitions from powder to hardpack
Construction
Torsion Box Construction is a fiberglass wrap with +/- 45 degree orientation for torsional power
Ollie Bar in the tail for extra pop on take-offs and preventing wheelie-outs on landings
Rubber underfoot for a damp and smooth ride
Sintered Diamond Finish base is super fast, porous and wax absorbent
P78 Edges
Flex
Internal Wall Core consists of Poplar with Birch sidewalls.
Formula One Technology™ with 3 ribs for longitudinal stiffness and reduced weight
Binding Compatibility
We recommend a brake width that is equal to the ski waist width and at most 15 mm wider.

Specs

  • Terrain: Alpine Touring, Powder
    Alpine Touring
    Also known as backcountry skis, alpine touring (AT) skis are designed for going uphill as well as downhill. These skis are typically light for their width and many feature fittings that accept climbing skins. AT skis vary in width and weight, with the wider heavier versions usually used for winter/deep snow touring and the skinnier, lighter skis usually used for spring/summer/long distance touring.
    Powder
    These skis are for the deep days. If you like to find powder stashes at your local resort, go on backcountry missions for the freshest of fresh or heli ski trips to BC, powder skis are what you need to stay afloat. Skis in the powder category are wide and most often have some form of rocker or early rise plus a relatively soft flex. Many powder skis today are versatile enough to handle mixed conditions and harder snow.
  • Ability Level: Advanced-Expert
    Advanced-Expert
    Whether you charge the steepest lines, carve with race-like precision, hit the biggest jumps or halfpipes; advanced to expert level skis/snowboards are for the more aggressive rider. You will often find the addition of layers of metal, carbon, bamboo, or other stringers in these. These features work to make a stiffer ski/snowboard with more power and rebound.
  • Rocker Type: Rocker/Camber/Rocker
    Rocker/Camber/Rocker
    Rocker/Camber/Rocker skis have the playfulness and float of a rockered ski as will as the added edge hold of a cambered ski. The contact points on skis with this profile are closer towards the middle of the ski than a fully cambered ski, but still not underfoot. The cambered midsection provides a longer effective edge on hardpack, increasing edge hold and stability, while the rockered tip and tail provide floatation in deeper snow and allow the ski to initiate and release from turns easier.
  • Turning Radius: Medium
    Medium
    17-22 m radius is best for all-mountain and park & pipe.
  • Core/Laminates: Wood
  • Tail Type: Full Twin Tip
    Full Twin Tip
    Desinged to allow you to ski backwards, full twin tips are found primarily on park & pipe skis and freestyle powder skis. More and more, we are seeing twin tips on all-mountain skis of all abilities, as it makes it a little easier to get around, and for the most part does not inhibit forward skiing.
  • Ski Awards: 2013 Powder Magazine Skier's Choice
  • Warranty: 1 Year
Size (cm) 165 175
Tip Width (mm) 139 141
Waist Width (mm) 115 115
Tail Width (mm) 123 123
Turning Radius (m) 20 21
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