33% fat, 33% rocker, and 100% touring friendly.
Weighing in at just eight pounds at its shortest length, the Justice is a touring ski with a girthy waist, a little bit of rocker, and a lightweight build. Black Diamond makes fatter touring skis, but the Justice is the most ideal balance between the flotation you want on deep days and the agile chassis you crave for the skin track. Greenhorns might find this ski a little less forgiving than they need, but experienced sidecountry and beyond-the-ropes skiers could easily turn this into their one-and-only touring selection.
- Rocker tip helps this ski plane up on top of deep powder, it makes for easier turn initiation, and it reduces the likelihood of hanging up your tip in choppy conditions and chunder
- Semi Rocker tail allows for smoother turn release and more agility during turn transition so you can make quick direction changes despite this ski’s fat tip, waist, and tail
- Traditional camber at the waist gives you superior edge hold and turn control directly underfoot
- Paulownia wood core gives this ski the strength of poplar wood and the snappy responsiveness and ultralight characteristics of balsa wood
- Torsion Box Cap construction combines torsion box and cap construction via fiberglass layers that wrap around the wood core like a burrito
- Torsion Box Cap construction increases torsional power for more secure edge hold, and this construction gives the ski a more energetic feel underfoot
- Formula One Tech utilizes three three-dimensional ribs built into the structure above the core, these ribs control longitudinal stiffness without requiring the use of heavy stringers that would increase weight
- Carbon Fiber reinforcements are sandwiched between sintered base and the wood core in order to increase structural strength and provide a more consistent longitudinal flex
- 115mm waist (185cm length) provides plenty of flotation on deep days and a wide, stable platform for powering through choppy conditions
- Moderately deep directional sidecut allows you to carve medium-to-long radius turns
- Power Edge uses a layer of shock-absorbing rubber between the fiberglass cap box
- structure and the metal edge, and this results in more consistent feel during edging
- Tail includes SkinLock attachment point that helps to keep the metal clip of your touring skin securely in place
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Great backcountry touring skis
The BD justice skis arrived from backcountry heaven. Their lightweight and early tip rise instantly made me a trail breaking machine. And their perfect cut and response in 5% pow beg for lap after lap. The only downside is I have to put them away Sunday night and go to work.
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I have these skis in the 185cm and have used them a handful of times inbounds and in the backcountry. The rocker tip you really notice in deep stuff and also busting through the more sun crusted aspects. Having camber underfoot makes it super fun to really get on your edges and hold the turns. I have these mounted with the Dynafit Radical FT and the lightweight combo is awesome. Highly recommend. Cool graphics too!
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
great weight and shape, but for me, 240lbs and 6'3" the tip is wayyyy to soft, been quad balance skiing - can't power through it - wish they were in a 190 and a bit stiffer in the tip. But a nice all conditions ski, holds and edge and floats ya.
Ligthweight Hardcharging Touring Ski
Awesome mid fat touring ski. Love the weight. Love the maneuverability. I'm 5'9" 180 and a strong skier. I ski the 185 and feel that it is great for just about everything, feels a little long in the trees when survival skiing on the way down. Handle speed OK, not great. The ski could use a little more tail. It is a little more versatile the the Carbon Megawatt, while still providing enough ski for the pow pow. For it's weight, it is torsional OK, but if you like a ski with some more guts I'd look elsewhere.
...And Justice for me!!
I love this ski. If I didn?t already have a very competent ski at these dimensions I?d be in line to get this one. Basically the Justice falls into that 110ish underfoot sweet spot that I really like for touring. It was pretty stiff but not so stiff as to make me work harder than I had to and I was very happy with the weight in terms of having enough mass to eat up some of the crud and bust through the rest. The dimensions provided me good in the softer snow and even at moderately fast speeds on the groom or firmer snow they didn?t chatter a whole lot and gave me a fair amount of confidence charging the test course. Skied them with a Fritschi which, due to the nature of the binding, makes them a bit tippier than I prefer, but that?s the nature of the beast. I?d ski them with Dynafits and be happy all day long. Also liked the reinforced tail portion for skin clips which should add some durability to these.