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Black Diamond Helio Recon 105 Ski

$669.95

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Helio Recon 105 Ski

The Black Diamond Helio Recon 105 Ski styles the same backcountry-friendly design as the original Helio, except instead of a lighter carbon layup, Black Diamond used triaxial fiberglass for a beefier, stiffer feel. 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.
  • Beefier buildup of Black Diamond's Helio backcountry ski
  • 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 #BLD013N

Length
165cm, 175cm, 185cm
Dimensions
[165cm] 131 / 105 / 118mm [175cm] 132 / 105 / 118mm [185cm] 134 / 108 / 119mm
Turn Radius
[165cm] 20m [175cm] 21m [185cm] 22m
Profile
rocker / camber / rocker
Construction
ABS sidewalls
Core
poplar
Laminate
pre-preg fiberglass
Claimed Weight
[165cm] 7lb, [175cm] 7lb 8oz, [185cm] 7lb 15oz
Recommended Use
backcountry skiing
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year

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>Rating: 4

Nice touring ski!

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

This is the damper, slightly heavier version of black diamonds 105 width touring skis. Although the carbon helio version is lighter with the carbon contruction, I like how this build feels better. I like the shape, it is easy to carve turns at the resort, if necessary, and skis powder pretty well. Even in heavier, wetter, consolidated powder, it does just fine. I have a fritschi vipec binding on it and I love the combo. I mounted 3cm behind the recommended (BC) line and I am very happy so far.