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Black Diamond Helio Recon 105 Ski


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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

165cm, 175cm, 185cm
[165cm] 131 / 105 / 118mm [175cm] 132 / 105 / 118mm [185cm] 134 / 108 / 119mm
Turn Radius
[165cm] 20m [175cm] 21m [185cm] 22m
rocker / camber / rocker
ABS sidewalls
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!

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.