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As the widest offering in Black Diamond's backcountry-oriented Helio line, the Helio Men's 116 Ski lives for the steep and the deep, especially when it's far from the trailhead. Weighing in at just over six pounds per pair in a 176-centimeter length, this ski is undoubtedly light enough for big missions, thanks to its engineered balsa flax wood core, but won't hold you back when it's time to drop. With a generous 116-millimeter waist and a rockered tip and tail, you'll be able to float through the deepest snow of the season with ease, and Black Diamond's redesigned pre-preg carbon fiber layup adds a damp, stiff feel that will inspire confidence in powder or inevitable variable conditions.
An ultralight powder ski with the chops for serious technical lines, the Black Diamond Helio 116 ski eats up deep snow far from the trailhead. Thanks to its redesigned pre-preg carbon fiber layup and ABS sidewalls, the Helio now has improved dampness for a smoother ride. The Helio 116 is light enough for remote expeditions and 10,000-foot days, with the torsional stiffness and smooth flex needed to charge through deep pow or variable crud. Early rise in the tip and tail improves flotation and trail-breaking efficiency, and an ABS tail protector also has an integrated skin-clip tab to keep your skins secure.
- Black Diamond Equipment
Features of the Black Diamond Helio 116 Ski Floaty 116-mm waist with early rise tip and tail Pre-preg carbon fiber layup offers torsional stiffness and balanced flex Ultra light engineered balsa flax Wood core 5 mm beveled ABS sidewalls ABS tail protector with integrated skin-clip tab Optimal use: 90% soft Snow/10% hard Snow
Black Diamond Backcountry Skiing Helio 116 Ski-166 cm BD11510100001661. Thanks to its pre-preg carbon fiber layup the Helio is light enough for remote expeditions and 10000-foot days while maintaining the torsional stiffness and smooth flex needed to charge through deep pow or variable crud. Early rise in the tip and tail improves flotation and trail-breaking efficiency and an ABS tail protector also has an integrated skin-clip tab to keep your skins secure. Construction: Pre-preg carbon layup ABS sidewalls and ultra light engineered balsa flax wood core.