Black Diamond Equipment says:
A go-to ski for classic traverses, multi-day hut routes and everyday backcountry performance, Route 88 goes the distance with a narrower waist that excels in firmer conditions and technical terrain. Built in Austria with a fiberglass layup, poplar wood core and flat construction for increased torsional stiffness, the Route incorporates many of the same design principles as our Helio Series, with an emphasis on durability that makes it ideal for daily use by dedicated backcountry skiers. The Semi-Rocker tip provides improved flotation both in deep snow and on the skin track. 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.
Current Retail: $599.95
Historic Range: $449.99-$599.95