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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Power Edge - Thick edge for freeride durability
New Solar-Preheated Presses - Black Diamond pre-heats their brand new ski presses using solar power.
We recommend a brake width equal to or at most 15 mm wider than the ski waist width.