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Black Diamond Helio 116 Carbon 2018 Ski Review

Black Diamond Helio 116 Carbon 2018

Ski Statistics - Length (cm) / Sidecut (mm) / Radius (m)

166 / 141-116-125 / 23
176 / 143-116-126 / 24
186 / 145-116-126 / 25

Manufacturer's Description

An ultralight powder ski with the chops for serious technical lines, the Black Diamond Helio 116 ski eats up deep snow far from the trailhead. Thanks to its pre-preg carbon fiber layup, the Helio is light enough for remote expeditions and 10,000-foot days, while maintaining the torsional stiffness and smooth flex needed to charge through deep pow or variable crud. Early rise in the tip and tail improves flotation and trail-breaking efficiency, and an ABS tail protector also has an integrated skin-clip tab to keep your skins secure.

Floaty 116-mm waist with early rise tip and tail
Pre-preg carbon fiber layup offers torsional stiffness and balanced flex
Ultralight engineered balsa flax wood core
5 mm beveled ABS sidewalls
ABS tail protector with integrated skin-clip tab
Optimal use: 90% soft snow/10% hard snow
Mounting with telemark bindings is not recommended

Real time prices for the Black Diamond Helio 116 Carbon 2018, or similar ski products:

Black Diamond Men's Helio 116 Carbon Skis

Black Diamond
Click to buy from REI.com
$711.93
(25% off)

Black Diamond Helio Fixed Carbon Ski Poles 2016

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Click to buy from Gear Coop
$239.96

Black Diamond Helio 116 Ski

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Click to buy from Backcountry.com
$949.95
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