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Black Diamond Impulse 98 Skis 2022

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A new (gasp) alpine ski from Black Diamond? Although no one is stopping you from putting a touring binding on it, the Black Diamond Impulse 98 Skis have the power and mass to enjoy lift-served skiing to the max. A mid-fat 98mm waist covers all the bases and solid Austrian construction guarantees this ski won't back down from any conditions on the mountain.

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Rocker Type

Rocker / Camber / Rocker

Core

Engineered 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.

Laminates

High Performance 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 Mounting 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.

Internal Dampening LaminateElastomeric materials are strategically located within the ski to improve damping and edge control. These layers serve both to absorb high-frequency vibration and also to allow some shear between internal layers, improving both performance and durability.

Sidewalls

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.

Base

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.

Additional Features

ABS Tail Protector

Integrated Skin Clip Slot

Binding Compatibility

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

Specs

  • Terrain: All-Mountain More 
    All-Mountain
  • Skis: No Bindings
  • Ability Level: Intermediate-Advanced More 
    Intermediate-Advanced
  • Rocker Type: Rocker/Camber/Rocker More 
    Rocker/Camber/Rocker
  • Turning Radius: Medium More 
    Medium
  • Core/Laminates: Metal, Wood
  • Tail Type: Partial Twin Tip More 
    Partial Twin Tip
  • Warranty: 1 Year
Size (cm) 161 168 175 182 189
Tip Width (mm) 130 131 131 132 132
Waist Width (mm) 98 98 98 98 98
Tail Width (mm) 118 119 119 119 120
Turning Radius (m) 15 16 17 18 19

Other Notes

Black Diamond products can only be shipped within the United States and Canada

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