teleboz wrote a review of Black Diamond Havoc Ski on January 11, 2010
Coming from the east and being light (150lb), this is a midfat ski for me that is saved for good snow conditions (the presence of regular natural snow). Having skied it out West, it does well in mixed conditions. It has a nice medium flex for the spring bumps, but is rigid enough for narrow steeps of varying quality up to hardpack. Very good on crud and chunky snow. Works well for its waist in powder with my weight at 175cm, but one thing that does disappoint me is the very low rise in the tip of this ski compared to other skis. Using it for touring is great if you're second in line. Granted anyone who is touring and breaking trail is going to have a tougher go at it than those in the back of the line, the Havoc could still afford to go about 1cm higher. Similar skis go a little higher and have a tip shape that is more efficient at breaking ground. The ability to crest above shallow windblown snow segments or a few inches of heavy powder, going up or downhill, would only help this ski.