Black Diamond Element

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With new sidewall construction, the women's Black Diamond Element telemark/randonee skis offer new-found precision on hard snow, and wide waists mean they still love to carve and float through powder.

- REI

Squeeze into the packed tram clutching the Black Diamond Women's Element Ski in one hand and your ski poles in another. This slarvy big-mountain plank dwarfs the selection of skis around you and gets more than a few curious stares, but you don't mind as all you can think about is steep and deep lines ahead. Black Diamond gave this women-specific ski a generous amount of rocker in its tip and tail, slight camber underfoot, and a 115mm waist so you can really shine on big-mountain lines, through steep trees, and, of course, in powder. Brought to you by the same twisted minds who crafted its brother in crime, the Men's AMPerage, the Element features a reworked, women-specific flex pattern for more responsive turn initiation. If you're worried about simply getting a dumbed-down version of the AMPerage model, you'll be pleasantly surprised to learn that Black Diamond doesn't believe in such nonsense. As a result the torsional stiffness of the Element is the same for the AMPerage--the available power doesn't change, just the expected applied longitudinal force. Designed with Formula One 3D sandwich technology, the Element is built to handle higher torsional loads with ease for high-performance freeride results. Its 8mm ABS sidewalls provide durability and protection against mechanical damage or regular skier abuse. Made with a poplar 3D CNC wood core, the Element offers a good balance of pop (i. e., energy return) with a classic, smooth feel. To reduce weight while retaining strength, precision, and consistency in the Element, Black Diamond uses Pre-peg composite construction. Used primarily by the aerospace industry, pre-peg allows BD to control the exact amount of epoxy resin used in the Element and to maximize the fiber's contribution to strength and stiffness. Oh, and this beauty of a powder ski features Power edges for superb freeride durability.

- Backcountry.com

The womens specific version of Black Diamond s popular AMPerage ski. Enjoy effortless freedom of movement in soft snow thanks to the Element s five-dimension profile and full tip and tail rocker. ABS sidewalls, a CNC d wood core, and and stiffened tail allow powerful edge hold and no-compromises turning on hard snow. The Element is a great all-around tool for the female skier looking for ease of use in all conditions. Specs:Dimensions 165cm: Tip-139mm, Waist-115mm, Tail-123mm. Radius: 20mMeasured Weight 165cm: 8lbs 1oz (3.65kg)Features: Floaty 115mm waist and women s-specific flex for effortless transitions from pwoder to hardpackfull tip and tail rocker for playful, high performance skiingWomen s version of the AMPeragePoplar 3d CNC wood core with pre-peg composite construction and Formula One Technology with three ribs for maximum torsional stiffness8mm ABS sidewalls and skin-friendly ABS tail protector

- Second Ascent

Free Shipping. Black Diamond Element Skis FEATURES of the Black Diamond Element Skis Floaty 115 mm waist and women's-specific flex for effortless transitions from powder to hardpack Full tip and tail Rocker for playful, high performance skiing Women's version of the AMPerage Poplar and birch Internal Wall Core Technology, plus an Ollie Bar in the tail for extra pop on takeoffs and preventing wheelie-outs on landings Formula One Technology with three ribs and Torsion Box construction for maximum torsional stiffness Optimal Use: 70% soft snow / 30% hard snow The SPECS for 165 cm Length: 165 cm Dimension: 139 x 115 x 123 Weight: per pair: 8 lbs 6 oz / 3.8 kg Turn Radius: 20 m Tip Style: 357 mm Rocker Tail Style: 303 mm Rocker The SPECS for 175 cm Length: 175 cm Dimension: 141 x 115 x 123 Weight: per pair: 9 lbs / 4 kg Turn Radius: 21 m Tip Style: 378 mm Rocker Tail Style: 285 mm Rocker

- Moosejaw

The epic continues with the second generation of Black Diamond's women's specific powder slayer -and it just keeps getting better. With the addition of 8 mm ABS sidewall construction, the Element gets even quicker and more stable on firm snow, while retaining the premium powder performance it has come to be known for. With a floaty 115 mm waist and women's-specific flex, the Element craves big lines at high speed yet is remarkably agile when terrain calls for quick turns in tight spaces.

- Mountain Gear