Black Diamond Helio 95

Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

The Helio 95 is a hybrid of the traditional touring style ski with an ultralight and modern feel. These Skis feature minor cosmetic flaws that in no way affect their performance, use or safety; typically there is a blemish in the top sheet

- Gear.com

Our mid-sized ultralight ski for technical descents from the Cordillera Blanca to the Canadian Rockies, the Black Diamond Helio 95 ski balances playful, soft-snow performance with technical precision. The Helio's redesigned pre-preg carbon fiber layup with ABS sidewalls has improved dampness for a smoother ride, yet is extremely light for long approaches and technical ascents. The Helio 95 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. Features: - Versatile 95-mm waist with early rise tip and tail - Redesigned pre-preg carbon fiber layup offers improved dampening, 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: 50% soft snow/50% hard snow - Weight Per Pair: [163 cm] 2.2 kg (4 lb 15 oz), [173 cm] 2.5 kg (5 lb 8 oz), [183 cm] 2.8 kg (6 lb 3 oz) - Dimensions: [163 cm] 122 - 95 - 112, [173 cm] 123 - 95 - 113, [183 cm] 125 - 95 - 114 - Turn Radius: [163 cm] 18m, [173 cm] 19m, [183 cm] 20m

- LeftLane Sports

Black Diamond Backcountry Skiing Helio 95 Ski-173 cm BD11510300001731. The Helios pre-preg carbon fiber layup makes it extremely light for long approaches and technical ascents but helps maintain 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

The Black Diamond Helio 95 Ski is a pre-preg carbon fiber ski that's ready to take on soft or hard Snow. The ABS sidewalls help dampen chatter to keep things smooth while an early rise tip and tail and 95mm waist keep things versatile. Break some trail, keep things light and ski the heck out of the mountain. Features of the Black Diamond Helio 95 Ski Versatile 95-mm waist with early rise tip and subtle tail Rocker Redesigned pre-preg carbon fiber layup offers improved dampness, 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: 50% Soft Snow, 50% Hard Snow Mounting with telemark bindings is not recommended

- Moosejaw

Devour vertical feet on the ascent and slay the descent with the voracious Helio 95 Ski, the mid-width offering from Black Diamond's technically-focused ski mountaineering line. The redesigned pre-preg carbon fiber layup provides a generous helping of torsional stiffness and improved dampness for a smooth feel, and progressive, balanced flex that's forgiving in soft snow but can still stand up to hard pack. An endlessly versatile 95mm waist width is complemented with a medium turn radius that's just as comfortable in tight couloirs as it is on sprawling, untouched powder fields. The Helio's profile consists of an early rise tip and tail for float in powder and efficiency when you're breaking trail, and camber underfoot to give you a reliable edge hold on boilerplate steeps. An ultralight engineered balsa flax wood core maintains the ski's staggering lightness so you can propel yourself to the most remote objectives with the least amount of drudgery, while ABS sidewalls keep the ski staggeringly strong, and stiff on the technical descents that you dream of.

- Backcountry.com

Where to Buy

Help support this site by making your next gear purchase through one of the links above. Click a link, buy what you need, and the seller will contribute a portion of the purchase price to support Trailspace's independent gear reviews.