Female AT skiers or telemarkers looking for a fat, fun ride have found it.

Whether mounted AT or telemark, the Black Diamond Women's Joule Ski features a friendly, forgiving nature and wide footprint for all-mountain versatility. Black Diamond took its preeminent, fat, all-mountain ride, the Kilowatt, and gave it a slightly softer longitudinal flex especially for women. The Joule's CNC machined wood core wrapped in a torsion box construction dampens out vibration and stays stable at speed, yet remains lively for quick turns through the trees. Powder Magazine was so impressed with the Joule that the editors gave it their Skier's Choice Award, and Outside Magazine added a Best of Backcountry award as well. A balance of performance and lightweight mean the Joule is equally adept at tours in the backcountry and days at the resort.

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5 5

175cm Ski Length/Love my Joules

I own the 175cm Joules and had a great year on them in Washington. I ski everything, but love the big turns on steep backcountry. I like them everywhere: amazing in the powder, but responded better than expected in the crud, fine in the trees. If you are an expert skier who likes to go fast, I'm not sure why you would want shorter skis, unless mostly touring. We get lots of ice here and you get some chatter trying to do long turns on ice. If you shorten up and do more frequent turns, the chatter goes away. I have mine setup with Fritschi Freerides, but will likely switch over to Dynafits. I am 5'4" and 135lbs for comparison on the length.

is this the 2010 model or another year? I...

is this the 2010 model or another year? I thought the Joule is pink?

5 5

Great Multi-Purpose Ski/ Lightweight

Just had my first season on these skis. We didn't have good snow in the Canadian Rockies, but I had my chance at a wee bit of powder, and the skis were fantastic. They are lightweight but still wide enough to cut through the powder. Also took them for a day at the ski hill and felt confident on them even though they are touring skis.

I tried them on pretty much everything: long tours, turns through the trees, in powder, on groomed hill, skinning, ski mountaineering etc. So far I feel it is my skiing that needs to improve, not the ski! Highly recommended and pretty good looking, too.

I got them fitting with the Dynafit Vertical ST bindings - so they are super lightweight when I need to strap them to the pack.

Write your question here...What size would...

Write your question here...What size would you recommend for an expert skier 5'5 140lb? I ski a 163 Volkl aura and am considering going with a 155, but just not sure.

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I am the same height/weight and ski the 165 Joules. Especially coming from the Aura, you're used to a stiff ski. The tail of the Joule is fairly stiff.

I just purchased the 155s, what size skins...

I just purchased the 155s, what size skins do I need to get? 120mm? or larger? Thanks!

I have to tack on to the last question...

I have to tack on to the last question about ski length. I am also sized for 155s. I am more of a resort skier, intermediate to advanced, starting in the backcountry. Do you recommend the 165s for me too? I am 5'3" and 120 lbs. I do not consider myself an aggressive skier. Thanks!

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My two cents would be go with the shorter ones...they will be easier to ski and give you a bit more of a learning curve. By the time you have skied these into the ground you will probably be a better more aggressive skies and you can then size em up!

My height & weight say I should ride a 155...

My height & weight say I should ride a 155 for the Joule, the guys who I ski with think I should go for the 165 because I am an aggressive skier. Even though I am an eastern skier, I hardly ever ski groomers, I ski mostly bc: lots of lake effect powder, steep ravine's, and most especially trees. Also, in between storms, we encounter crud and crust. But here is the kicker, the vert drop is only 500 - 700'! I am afraid if I go longer, then I am giving up the quick turning aspect of a shorter ski. I always assumed the longer skis were for big mountain ripping.

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Height and weight play a factor in getting a general size. Then you have to factor in skiing ability. If you're an aggressive/experienced skiier I would definitely recommend the 165. With a 155 you're going to overpower the ski and going to be forcing turns instead of allowing the natural ski turn progression. Especially with your skiing level you'll be able to get quick turns on a big ski. Bigger skis will also help you more in off-piste situations which it sounds like you're skiing. Also in a fatter ski I like going a little bit longer, it gives a little bit more stability on the ski.Just a thought from a gearhead.

I've switched from tele to AT this season...

I've switched from tele to AT this season and am looking for a stiffer ski (I've been skiing the Karhu Jils). I'm wondering if I should get the Joules in a 155 or 165. I demo-ed the 155s and loved them but am a little afraid I might outgrow them. I'm 5'6" and 125 lbs., and I seem to be in that sweet spot between the sizes. Does anyone have suggestions? I'm an advanced skier, but not particularly aggressive, and I had knee surgery last fall.

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With the knee surgery, it might be a better idea to go with the smaller size, but if you are willing to be a little more aggressive in your skiing, the 165 might be a better option in the long run as your knee improves and rebuilds.

5 5


I replaced my K2 dawn patrol tele skis with the joule and am so glad I did. this ski is amazing both in resort and backcountry, smooth, stable, turns we'll and floats on powder like a dream. I got the Dynafit AT binding and Garmont Megastar boot,and I could not be happier.

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I am 5' 8" tall and weight about 130lbs.Should...

I am 5' 8" tall and weight about 130lbs.Should I get the 165 or 175 for the variable cascade conditions in the NW?

5 5

Great Skis

These are the only skis I own right now and they've been right at home in the Utah powder I'm blessed with where I live! These skis kill it in blower pow, day old crud, knee deep to a few inches, in bounds, outta bounds, way backcountry, and whatever else I've thrown them at. That is, except icy groomers... but that's not what these skis are made for.

These babies have been fantastic for me (especially with Dynafit bindings...) and I highly recommend them!