Black Diamond Carbon Megawatt

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Amazingly lightweight, Black Diamond Carbon Megawatt Backcountry Skis are the ultimate high-performance powder touring skis, yet they'll will also shred inbound laps with ease on those midweek dumps.


Black Diamond's Carbon Megawatt Ski is something of an anomaly in the world of touring-specific skis. Toting all the features of a big mountain powder ski, the Carbon Megawatt sports full ABS sidewalls, a 147mm shovel, and a girthy 120mm waist, but still weighs under eight pounds. This means you can log in huge vert on the deepest days, without compromising skiability. The Megawatt has been the go-to powder ski within Black Diamond's line for quite a few seasons now, but never at this weight. Weighing a full 240 grams less than last year's carbon model, Black Diamond went with an ultralight engineered wood core to save on weight for this year's Megawatt. They also pulled the edges back from the tip to lighten them up a bit, and then used their Formula One 3D Light Sandwich pre-preg carbon construction to bring the weight down even further for true skin track competency. The SkinLock tail tab gives your climbing skin's tail attachment a non-slip home, while the rockered tip makes braking trail a whole lot easier, while also providing that smeary feel in the deep stuff. So, when the snow's as deep as the skin track is long look no further than the Carbon Megawatt.


The Black Diamond Carbon Megawatt is a staggering 1340 g (2.95 lb) lighter than the standard version and negates the need to sacrifice powder performance in a touring ski. The lightweight touring version of the Megawatt powder ski, the Carbon Megawatt features a carbon fiber sidewall construction, making it a fantastic high-performance touring ski. With the long Rocker tip and floaty 120 mm waist it is the tool of choice for weekends spent accessing deep backcountry powder, the Carbon Megawatt will also attack in-bounds laps with ease during those mid-week dumps.


When the weather report calls for big snow fall and you're sick of the lifts, the Carbon Megawatt from Black Diamond ski you'll grab every time. No longer do you have to make the judgement call of touring skis to get to your destination or fat skis to blast through freshies when you get there, you get it all with the Carbon Megawatt. Torsional stiffness, a rockered tip, and a semi rockered tail make these skis a soft snow dream.

- Mountain Gear

By adding pre-preg carbon fiber construction to this season's Black Diamond Carbon Megawatt skis they become more touring friendly than their legendary forebearers. By essentially taking a pound and a half off your feet, the Carbon Megawatts increase uphill speed and decrease fatigue. With no real downside to their powder performance, the addition of torsion box construction and sidewalls, help make the Megawatts swing and hold turns with dexterity. Rocker tip and Semi-Rocker tail with a 120 mm waist for floating in powder More powder specific than the Convert with a twist of AMPerage shape and 1100 g (2.5 lb) lighter than the standard Megawatt Sandwich with carbon/fiberglass layup and paulownia wood core 5 mm beveled ABS sidewall with Power Edges SkinLock tail tabs Optimal use: 90% soft snow / 10% hard snow

- OMCgear