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Black DiamondHelio Recon 105 Burkard Edition Alpine Touring Ski

Black DiamondHelio Recon 105 Burkard Edition Alpine Touring Ski

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Helio Recon 105 Burkard Edition Ski

The Helio 105 is Black Diamond's most popular choice for backcountry touring, and the Recon built upon the original Helio with a beefier, stiffer flex. This special edition version of the Helio Recon 105 Ski styles a top sheet featuring aerial photography of Icelandic waterways. Instead of carbon found in the original Helio 105, the Helio Recon uses triaxial fiberglass to stiffen the flex. That's not to say it's too heavy for touring; this Recon model maintains a trim seven pound weight that's more than suitable for a long skin up steep mountains. It simply styles the same shape, sidewalls, and vibration-damping technology as the original Helio, except a stiffer flex and a poppier wood core make the Recon a more aggressive choice for laying down turns at faster speeds, and digging into firmer snow a bit better.


  • BD's most popular backcountry ski with special edition top sheet
  • 105mm waist is the widest Recon ski, optimized for powder
  • Rockered tip and tail ease turn initiation in softer snow
  • Camber underfoot holds an edge on firmer snow
  • Poppy poplar wood core with pre-preg fiberglass for stiffness
  • ABS sidewalls add long-lasting durability season after season
  • Added damping technology borrowed from Helio's popular design
  • Item #BLDZ984

Tech Specs

175cm, 185cm
[175cm] 132 / 105 / 118mm [185cm] 134 / 108 / 119mm
Turn Radius
[175cm] 21m [185cm] 22m
rocker / camber / rocker
ABS sidewalls
pre-preg fiberglass
Claimed Weight
[175cm] 7lb 8oz, [185cm] 7lb 15oz
Recommended Use
backcountry skiing
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year

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