Black Diamond Helio 88

Retailers' Descriptions

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The Black Diamond Helio 88 Ski is a lightweight ski for High-altitude descent. Whether you're ready to sign up for a ski-mountaineering race or just enjoy spending time in the backcountry, the lightest ski in Black Diamond's line will help trim some weight. The carbon fiber layup allows for the weight drop while remaining flexible with just enough stiffness for the way down. Built for mostly hard Snow. Features of the Black Diamond Helio 76 Ski Technical 88-mm waist with early rise tip and tail Pre-preg carbon fiber layup offers torsional stiffness and balanced flex Ultralight engineered balsa flax Wood core 5 mm beveled ABS sidewalls ABS tail protector with integrated skin-clip tab Optimal use: 30% soft Snow/70% hard Snow Mounting with telemark bindings is not recommended

- Moosejaw

Weighing in at just over 5 pounds per pair, Black Diamond's Helio 88 Ski is at home on long tours or quick ascents. Built with a redesigned pre-preg carbon fiber layup for better vibration dampening and more torsional stiffness than the previous version, and the same ultralight balsa flax wood core for a featherweight feel, it's ravenous for long approaches, technically demanding ascents, and fast climbing. For ski-mountaineering racers, high-altitude die-hards, and dawn-to-dusk expeditioners searching for a bit of levity, these skis are an instant game-changer.Though the Helio 88 feels like two buoyant balloons attached to your boots, you won't feel like they're floating away from you when you lock your heels in for the descent. The ABS sidewalls and the durable, chatter-gobbling sandwich construction provides burly torsional rigidity, reliable edge grip, and a smooth, stiff flex for aggressive performance on hard snow, while the early rise tip and tail lend a touch of float and reduce your effort while breaking trail. After all, with the Helio's weight savings, you're sure to be at the front of the pack time after time.

- Backcountry.com

The perfect ski for high-altitude descents or any dawn-to-dusk day in the backcountry, the Black Diamond Helio 88 shaves grams without sacrificing performance. The Helio's improved pre-preg carbon fiber layup with ABS sidewalls adds dampness for a smoother ride and it's extremely light for long approaches and technical ascents. The Helio 88 also maintains a smooth flex and torsional stiffness for reliable, responsive skiing on the way down. 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

Black Diamond Backcountry Skiing Helio 88 Ski Yellow 158cm BD11511300001581. The Helios improved pre-preg carbon fiber layup with ABS sidewalls adds dampness for a smoother ride and its extremely light for long approaches and technical ascents. The Helio 88 also maintains a smooth flex and torsional stiffness for reliable responsive skiing on the way down. 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.

- CampSaver.com

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