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Black Diamond
Helio Recon 95 Ski - 2022

4.875 out of 5 stars
8 Reviews

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Why We Like The Helio Recon 95 Ski

The Black Diamond Helio Recon 955 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
  • 95mm waist is the most versatile Recon for firm and soft snow
  • 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 #BLD013O
163cm, 173cm, 183cm
[163cm] 122 / 95 / 112m, [173cm] 123 / 95 / 113m, [183cm] 125 / 95 / 114m
Turn Radius
[163cm] 18m, [173cm] 19m, [183cm] 20m
ABS sidewalls
pre-preg fiberglass
Claimed Weight
(pair)[163cm] 6lb 6oz (2892g), [173cm] 6lb 11oz (3033g), [183cm] 7lb 6oz (3345g)
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year

Overall Rating

5 based on 8 ratings

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5 out of 5 stars

August 21, 2020

Like Skiing on Rails

These things are amazing, made me smile again about skiing. They edge and carve flatout. Amazingly stable off piste as well for such a light ski. Super impressed. I also weight 100kgs and there is plenty of life in them.


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5 out of 5 stars

July 7, 2020

Great skis

One season of use and these skis rock! Purchased these to be my more narrow, lightweight, playful setup and I got what I wanted.


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5 out of 5 stars

April 19, 2020

Great sticks

Bought these for a light set up. Great ski so far. Will have to see how they hold up before I can say how durable they are. So far I love them


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5 out of 5 stars

March 19, 2020

Very Solid Ski

I grabbed a pair to replace my Warrants from about a decade ago. I demoed some other popular brands that are getting lots of gear awards, like the Nordica Enforcers, but was not impressed with their maneuverability and range of conditions. Nothing else can handle the variable conditions like Recons or Boundary Patrol. The Recons are outclassed by purely powder of a purely groomer skis, but nothing does better as an all around. They can handle the super icy conditions, the groomers, the chop, and the powder quite well. I think they do best in chop and powder and fine on the groomers. They don't carve hard in the groomers, but that's ok. My biggest problem is all the ski resorts closed only weeks after I bought them!


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5 out of 5 stars

February 19, 2020

Awesome Skis

I have been on these for a few weeks now and done 6 or so days and they are awesome so far. They are light on the uphill but so fun on the downhill. Really stable and hold an edge really well. They go side to side really fast.


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5 out of 5 stars

February 12, 2020

Great ski in the backcountry

I bought these earlier in the winter and they have been in a great ski here in the Canadian Rockies


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5 out of 5 stars

January 8, 2020

Hard pack beast

Perfect all rounder, beast for high alpine missions, super light yet very stabile on hard pack.


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4 out of 5 stars

October 15, 2019

Variable snow dimensions

I purchased these because they are made in Austria and have the perfect dimensions for the one quiver in variable conditions, quicker edge to edge compared to its 105 sibling, yet with enough flotation for those days. It isn’t very shaped so it’s a bit smoother with catchy snow, and moderate camber helps with hard to soft snow transitions.


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