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Black Diamond Carbon Megawatt Skis 2014

Escape the weekend crowds by hunting offpiste powder on the Black Diamond Carbon Megawatt Skis. Black Diamond's new ABS sidewall construction stripped another 500 grams from the Carbon Megawatt, making it incredibly light for its size, all the while increasing energy transmission to the sidewalls for increased edge hold and power. The result? Calling in sick for mid-week lift-served pow days is also an option on the Carbon Megawatts, thanks to the stiff carbon fiber reinforcement and semi-rockered tail for hard charging fun.
Rocker Type
Rocker - By tuning the rise and length of tip and tail rocker to each ski's intended use, Black Diamond are able to dial in the exact character they want - from deep-snow specialists to hybrid fun-shapes. They have grouped rockered ski profiles into three categories - Rocker, Semi-Rocker and Traditional based on the tip or tail's rise length.
178 cm - Tip 426 mm Rocker / Tail 213 mm Semi-Rocker
188 cm - Tip 450 mm Rocker / Tail 225 mm Semi-Rocker
Core
3D Sandwich Light Construction - The FreeTour skis are sidewall, aggressive and touring focused with performance.
Formula One Technology™ - F1 Tech is used for skis larger than 100 mm underfoot. This technology requires three major ribs for longitudinal stiffness and reduced weight.
Laminates
3D CNC Wood Core: Paulownia - A lightweight, fast-growing and easily renewable wood with the strength of poplar and the weight of balsa
Carbon Fiber - Ultra light construction while retaining stiffness and stability.
New Ski Construction: Pre-Preg Fiberglass - New factory, new construction: All Black Diamond skis are now built using state-of-the-art, clean pre-preg fiberglass. Pre-preg allows Black Diamond to control the exact amount of epoxy resin used in each ski, in order to maximize the fiber's contribution to strength and stiffness. This enables weight reduction while retaining strength, precision and consistency in each ski.
Sidewalls
New Ski Construction: ABS Sidewalls - All Black Diamond skis are now ABS built with sidewall construction, resulting in lighter, higher performing skis. The Carbon Megawatt comes with narrow 5 mm sidewalls for reduced weight.
Base
P-Tex 4000 Base - High-speed sintered bases with a fine crosshatch, state-of-the-art stone-grind finish provide the best balance of durability, glide and ease of maintenance.
Edges
Power Edge - Thick edge for freeride durability
Additional Features
New Solar-Preheated Presses - Black Diamond pre-heats their brand new ski presses using solar power.
Binding Compatibility
We recommend a brake width equal to or at most 15 mm wider than the ski waist width.

Specs

  • Terrain: Alpine Touring, Big Mountain, 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.
    Big Mountain
    Big mountain skis are designed for charging big lines with high speeds and big airs. These skis varry in width from wide, powder-oriented skis for skiing Alaska spines to narrower, mixed condition skis for ripping the beat up headwall at your local mountain. Skis in this category tend to be on the stiffer side, often with more rocker in the tip and less in the tail.
    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: Long
    Long
    > 22 m radius is best for powder and big-mountain.
  • Core/Laminates: Carbon, Wood
  • Tail Type: Partial Twin Tip
    Partial Twin Tip
    Partial twin tip skis have a tail that is turned up, but not as much as the tip. This gives you the ability to ski backwards and back out of tight spaces, but these skis are mainly designed to ski forward.
  • Warranty: 1 Year
Size (cm) 178 188
Tip Width (mm) 145 147
Waist Width (mm) 120 120
Tail Width (mm) 127 127
Turning Radius (m) 27 28
Indiv. Ski Weight (g) 1600 1800
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