Black Diamond Route 95

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A daily backcountry driver that stands up to season after season of ski touring, the Black Diamond Route 95 offers premium performance on deep days while retaining the torsional stiffness to drive powerful turns in technical terrain and mixed conditions. Built in Austria with a 95-mm waist, fiberglass layup, poplar wood core and flat construction for increased torsional stiffness, the Route incorporates many of the same design principles as their Helio Series, with an emphasis on durability that makes it ideal for daily use by dedicated backcountry skiers.

- Mountain Gear

Black Diamond Backcountry Skiing Route 95 163cm BD11510600001631. Built in Austria with a 95-mm waist 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 rockered tip provides improved flotation both in deep snow and on the skin track.

- CampSaver.com

Built for dedicated backcountry shredders, the men's Black Diamond Route 95 skis strike a solid balance between soft-snow performance and technical precision for a responsive ride in mixed conditions.

- REI

The Route 95 Ski is Black Diamond's daily backcountry driver that stays strong for seasons and rides well in most conditions. It shares the same dimensions as Black Diamond's Helio 95 Ski, except BD switched out the carbon for fiberglass laminates to bring the price down and maintain torsional rigidity. Although it checks in at a backcountry-friendly weight of six pounds per pair, the Route still weighs about a pound more than the Helio so it's not quite as light as its carbon counterpart. A mid-fat 95mm waist transitions from firm snow to soft with equal performance. The rockered tip helps you set the skin track when the snow's deep, and it plays with the tail rocker to help you enjoy the deeps on the downhill. BD also added some camber underfoot to hold an edge when you're cruising down firm snow. Black Diamond's flat-top construction employs durable sidewalls that are easy to tune season after season.

- Backcountry.com