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Black Diamond Helio 88 Carbon 2018 Ski Review

Black Diamond Helio 88 Carbon 2018

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

158 / 119-88-110 / 17
168 / 121-88-111 / 18
178 / 123-88-112 / 19

Manufacturer's Description

The lightest ski in Black Diamond’s line and ideal for high-altitude descents, ski mountaineering races and any dawn-to-dusk day in the backcountry, the Black Diamond Helio 88 shaves grams without sacrificing performance. The Helio‚Äôs pre-preg carbon fiber layup makes it extremely light for long approaches and technical ascents, but helps maintain a smooth flex and torsional stiffness for reliable, responsive skiing on the way down. 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.

Technical 88-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: 30% soft snow/70% hard snow
Mounting with telemark bindings is not recommended

Real time prices for the Black Diamond Helio 88 Carbon 2018, or similar ski products:

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