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Travel far and ski hard with the Aspect.

Wide enough to make the most of the latest storm and light enough for the most serious tours, the Black Diamond Aspect Ski provides the quiver-of-one balance needed by turn-hungry backcountry skiers. The 90mm waist floats in the fresh, while the Aspect’s aggressive sidecut makes for quick, accurate turns in couloirs and other technical terrain.
  • Dual Torsion Bow Technology uses two internal ribs to transmit power to the ski
  • Flat tails easily sink in snow at camp or when building snow anchors
  • Carbon fiber reinforcements between the core and base add rigidity and pop to your turns

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Any recommendations regarding these vs....

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Any recommendations regarding these vs. the BD Drift? I know the aspect is wider/ a bit better in powder, but I having a lot of trouble making up my mind.

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Hitting the PNW & Tetons with the Aspect

I've been skiing this ski over the last 2 seasons on mainly bc powder & sidecountry, with common forays into our fairly mellow ski area (Lost Trail, MT/ID border), and have been seen repeatedly with powder and a big smile on my face - I ski the 176 with Dynafit & Garmont Megalite, weigh 155-160 with pack & boots on, and stay on the ground. I echo the comments on checking the edge tune - I worked mine a bit and the ski improved. This ski has been exceptional at moderate and low-density powder, cut powder and soft groomers, but gets jittery on harder groomers and stiff crud (this was expected). At my weight its great in deep pow, floats me about knee deep or less in firmer snow. It feels more like a small-radius turn ski to me but does powder-GS turns well. No durability issues yet. After about 35 days, I'm still smiling!

So I bought this ski in a 176, I'm 5'10"...

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So I bought this ski in a 176, I'm 5'10" and weigh about 170lbs. I wanted to get a binding that would allow me to do both backcountry mostly but some resort stuff on occasion. I was looking at the BD Fritschi Diamir Freeride Pro Binding (108 or 120mm?)and the Dynafit TLT Vertical ST Alpine Touring Binding. Any suggestions between these two or any other? Any boot suggestions?

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Depending on your budget the Rossignol FKS 140 Ski Binding are great and the heal twists out and will protect your ACL's. Another great choice Marker Baron Ski Binding. They give you the ability to of the AT binding so you can skin an they can take a lot of punishment.

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For mostly backcountry, go Dynafit. Buy another ski/binding for resort skiing.

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Does a Fritschi Freeride Pro bindings is...

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Does a Fritschi Freeride Pro bindings is compatible and is a good combo match with the BD Aspect skis ?
I read on a blog that the baseplate of binding is 73mm wide and Aspect width (flat ski part under the shoe) is only 60mm due to the curved design (official width is 90mm). Is it a problem ? Does it affect the performance/control or torsional rigidity ? Thanks.

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A Tale of Two Skis

Bindings: Dynafit STBoots: BD MethodsMe: 6'2", 195 lbs, ski anythingSki size: 186
I got the Aspect/Dynafit combo for ultra-lightweight touring. It's crazy light, this gets 5 stars, no doubt. I skied it in 2 modes: (1) as received, no tune, no wax and (2) edge tuned and waxed. This was my first day on the Aspects skiing at Cannon Mtn NH, snow was as good as it gets in the east. Results:(1) Skiing on about 1' of light powder, soft packed pow and a little eastern hardpack. Absolute horror show. Catchy, couldn't turn, I though my skiing had somehow evaporated. I was ready to sell them. Zero stars.(2)Next day after tuning (1 deg base bevel, 2 deg edge bevel, waxed and edged detuned about 1' from the front tip and 6" at tails): Complete transformation! A very easy turner, carves beautifully, lots of fun. I found them surprisingly stable at speed. They were easy and forgiving in powder too.They reallly worked well on everything except scratchy hardpack. These are pretty soft skis and they tended to chatter. They supposedly have some tip rocker which I think contributes to chatter too. This doesn't concern me much cause most of my backcountry work is on pow or corn and I'd guess that it wasn't a design goal either. If you're spending time on ice or crust I'd want a heavier, more aggressive ski. But in the end they seem to be exactly what I was looking for. Five stars.Average: 4.5 cause of hardpack performance.

Can somebody give me a scale from stiffer...

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Can somebody give me a scale from stiffer to softer regarding Verdict, Dryft and Aspect ?. I think that the stiffer is the Verdict, but which one folows Dryft or Aspect ????????

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Verdict is most definitely stiffer than the Aspect. No idea about Dyft.

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Would a pair of Axl bindings combined with...

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Would a pair of Axl bindings combined with Garmont Ener-G boots be too much boot/binding for Black Diamond Aspect skis? Any other suggestions for a 160 cm or shorter quick-turn ski that would work with that combo?