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.
164 cm - Tip 292 mm Rocker / Tail 219 mm Rocker
172 cm - Tip 306 mm Rocker / Tail 229 mm Rocker
185 cm - Tip 320 mm Rocker / Tail 240 mm Rocker
195 cm - Tip 334 mm Rocker / Tail 251 mm Rocker
New Flex - New metal laminate provides a stiffer, more damp flex when charging through variable snow conditions.
3D Metal Sandwich Construction - The All Mountain construction is Black Diamond's most complex in design and expectation: heavyweight metal combined with light-weight construction for high-performance freeride results
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.
Titanal™ Metal Sheet - Terrain-absorbing dampness through any snow condition - at any speed
3D CNC Wood Core: Paulownia - A lightweight, fast-growing and easily renewable wood with the strength of poplar and the weight of balsa
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 now feature ABS sidewall construction, resulting in lighter, higher performing skis.
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.