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Black Diamond Verdict Skis 2014

The fully redesigned Black Diamond Verdict Skis are back with a vengeance, thanks to brand-spankin' new core and rocker profiles from Black Diamond. The Verdict's newly rockered tip and tail keeps it stable and easy turning, even at low speed. The 3D Metal Sandwich Construction is a combination of Paulownia wood and ultra damp Titanal, for a super smooth, absorbent all mountain ride, even at high speeds. Hop on these bad boys and let the Verdict be known to all.
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.
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
Flex
New Flex - New metal laminate provides a stiffer, more damp flex when charging through variable snow conditions.
Core
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.
Laminates
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.
Sidewalls
New Ski Construction: ABS Sidewalls - All Black Diamond skis now feature ABS sidewall construction, resulting in lighter, higher performing skis.
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: All-Mountain, Powder
    All-Mountain
    All-mountain skis are designed to handle anything you throw at them including powder, ice, groomers, steeps, heavy snow, and everything in between, but they aren’t necessarily a master of any one terrain. If you’re only going to own one ski to do it all, this is what you want. All-mountain skis generally have what we call mid-fat waists that range from 80-110 mm.
    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: Metal, 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.
  • Ski Awards: 2014 Skiing Magazine Official Selection
  • Warranty: 1 Year
Size (cm) 164 172 180 188
Tip Width (mm) 130 131 132 133
Waist Width (mm) 100 100 100 100
Tail Width (mm) 118 118 119 119
Turning Radius (m) 19 20 21 22
Indiv. Ski Weight (g) 1950 2050 2150 2250
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