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Black Diamond Helio Recon 105 Burkard Skis 2022

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Black Diamond Helio Recon 105 Burkard Skis 2022

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Black Diamond - Helio Recon 105 Burkard Skis 2022
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The new Black Diamond Helio Recon 105 Burkard Skis are a daily backcountry driver specializing in everything from steep, technical lines to flowy powder laps. The Recons are a little heavier than the Helio Carbons but offer a better power, stability, and drive. The Balsa/Flax core is replaced with one of light Poplar and the mostly carbon layup with pre-preg fiberglass, but the weight is still reasonable and the ski performs better in the variable conditions that are all too common in the backcountry. Featuring stunning topsheet photography byChris Burkard, the only things prettier than the skis themselves are the lines you'll draw with them.

Rocker Type

165 cm312mm Tip Rocker / Camber / 232mm Semi-Rocker Tail

175 cm331mm Tip Rocker / Camber / 246mm Semi-Rocker Tail

185 cm350mm Tip Rocker / Camber / 260mm Semi-Rocker Tail


Poplar Wood CorePoplar wood is the material of choice for skis where downhill performance, toughness, and torsional stiffness is a priority. Its longitudinal stiffness offers a consistent contribution to the flex profile, while its shear and compressive strength allow the composite layers to properly carry the dynamic loads when the ski bends, and its natural damping properties smooth out the chatter. Poplar is nearly ideal as a ski core material when downhill performance is the top priority.


Pre-Preg FiberglassHigh-strength E-Glass fiber is oriented along multiple axes and optimized to provide a smooth and consistent flex profile, longitudinal strength, and torsional stiffness. Toughened epoxy resin is added in precise quantities prior to ski manufacturing to ensure precise weight and consistent quality. This layup is engineered to minimize weight for uphill missions without sacrificing durability or downhill ski performance.

Titanal Binding PlateA high-strength metal plate is embedded underneath the composite layer to ensure that binding screw retention is never a concern. This plate also serves to increase torsional stiffness and provides a solid foundation underfoot.


Full-Perimeter ABS SidewallsABS sidewalls wrap the entire perimeter of the ski, offering optimal durability and damping. Used on skis designed for maximum downhill performance and durability, but optimized for minimal weight.


PTEX 4500 BaseIndustry-accepted as the premium base material, this sintered UHMW-PE base provides very high density for excellent durability and wax retention, combined with high carbon content for superior glide.


Art by Chris Burkard

Binding Compatibility

We recommend a brake width equal to or at most 15 mm wider than the ski waist width.


  • Terrain: All-Mountain, Alpine Touring More 
    All-Mountain Alpine Touring
  • Skis: No Bindings
  • Ability Level: Advanced-Expert More 
  • Rocker Type: Rocker/Camber/Rocker More 
  • Turning Radius: Medium More 
  • Core/Laminates: Wood
  • Tail Type: Flat More 
  • Warranty: 1 Year
Size (cm) 165 175 185
Tip Width (mm) 131 132 134
Waist Width (mm) 105 105 105
Tail Width (mm) 118 119 119
Turning Radius (m) 20 21 22
Indiv. Ski Weight (g) 1620 1730 1870



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