Ski it all in or out of the resort.
From lift-served powder to big spring lines in the backcountry, the Black Diamond Boundary 100 Ski will do it all. Being the narrowest offering in the Boundary Series, the Boundary 100 has a super versatile 100mm waist that will float knee-deep pow, carve groomers, and leave your quads happy after longer forays in the backcountry. The Boundary has a fun and playful profile with plenty of rocker in the tip to put the ski up in powder, camber underfoot for reliable edge hold in firmer conditions, and a rockered tail to keep the ski loose and playful and for when you're picking tight lines through the trees, or navigating a tight couloir.
The Boundary 100 is made with Black Diamond's 3D Sandwich construction with pre-preg fiberglass laminates for enhanced torsional rigidity and vertical ABS sidewalls to effectively drive power to the edges for a more solid and stable feel when skiing at high speeds. To help eliminate chatter, the engineers over at BD integrated a dampening layer of rubber within the sidewall just behind the contact point of the ski, meaning you won't lose all your fillings when you're forced to ski a bit of boilerplate or hardpack to get back to the base. Like all skis in the Boundary line, the 100 has a poplar wood core, which strikes a good balance between strength and weight, so you won't get tossed at the first sign of crud, or feel too weighed down when you slap some skins on them and head to the backcountry.
- Tip and tail rocker, camber underfoot
- 3D Sandwich construction (ABS sidewalls)
- Poplar wood core
- Sidewall dampening system
- 100mm waist width
- ABS skin notch
- P-tex 4000 base
- Q & A
All mountain all the time
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I decided to switch from snowboarding to skiing this year, and decided on these after reading reviews. After a season of using these on groomers, deep powder, and some icy conditions I'm very happy with the purchase. They handled everything very well, and I look forward to putting them through more abuse next year!
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I got these for my wife and they have made her a better skier, no joke. Her feedback is that the skis sidecut is the most versatile she's ever skied, the 100 waist lets her float over crud but not lose an edge on hard pack, and overall the ski is responsive and fun.
Great all mountain ski
I've had a chance to ski these 4 times so far this season. A couple of good days in powder and a few days on groomed, along with some afternoon runs in icy conditions. The ski performed excellently. I'm very impressed!
Black Diamond Boundary 100
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Have you been on the hunt for a solid daily driver? Feel free to toss out those old planks and hop on a set of BD Boundary 100 skis! Much like the entire Boundary line, this particular ski has a poplar wood core. Poplar cores are extremely strong, while still maintaining a decent amount of playfulness. I have been a frequent purchaser of BD skis and this particular ski fits the bill for a perfect one quiver ski. The BD Boundary 100 skis can tour in the backcountry and float through pow like the description says, but this ski really comes into its element in hairy variable conditions (crud, hardpack, boiler plate, icy chutes, etc). Like the rest of the boundary line this particular model replaces metal (helps give the ski stiffness and a damp ride) with rubber which eliminates weight and reduces chatter making the ski more stable at higher speeds and quicker on the skin track. The rockered tip and tail make the ski nimbler and fun to ski in tight trees and chutes. If you are looking for a ski that can handle a mix of conditions pick up a pair of Boundary 100 skis and leave your friends in the dust. Please feel free to reach out to me directly with any questions.
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Black Diamond 100
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Skier ability: Intermediate to Advanced. have skied 10 days this season on these skis; 7 days with over 23K vertical feet skied and 3 days with over 30K vertical feet. I use the trace snow app to monitor my skiing. had done two days of 20K vertical feet and skied and average of 35+mph. with a recorded top speed of just over 60.5mph. I ski mostly blue's and black's. but every trip I try and ski several runs of double black's to improve me tight turning ability. I have skied twice in upper bowl open mountain terrain and am capable of running down non stopped.
Skier profile: 6'4" 215lbs
Set-up: Boundry 100 / Dimar Fritche Pro AT / Scarpa Mastrale
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Snow conditions: groomers, 8" fresh powder on groomed trains, off piest, and upper MT Bowl open terrain.
Review: The ski is playful; easily able to turn quickly at slow speeds to handle mouguls and bumpy terrain. Capable of skiing trees and narrow trails easily. The freeride rockered tip and tail make maneuver in snow easy but are profiled to grip when on their edge.
The ski carves well at speed. it is easy enough to get on its edge and will rebound you back in turns. also will skid turn well at fast speeds and you feel in control with forward lean. Back ward lean with the free-ride tail will result in a crash. the ski is stable at speed, no chatter / wobble, shake, or chime walk at speeds tested up to 60mph. will charge hard even in varied snow conditions. in the afternoon when things firm back up before dark they excel and will crush ski tracks and other mashed mess.
Ski is stiff enough to charge and break through crud and varied ski tracks, but soft enough to run moguls easily. The twist/torsion is about right to help hold and edge but not hard like the blizzard bonafied of brahma. the rubber dampner keeps the ski smooth while allowing the flex you need for effortless turns. The top shell is part of the sandwich construction and is resistant to ski cuts, scratches and chipping. they are a simple good looking ski.
Skin notch allows easier skinning and touring. they are light enough to tour, but I would limit it to only a day. Hut trips by something else.
Great ski for a one ski quiver. I bought it to be very versatile. not the best ski for groomers, or back country, or touring. but will do all of them well. I also recently bought Rossignol Sin 7 188. I love both ski. the rossignol is quicker and softer for effortless turns, but I like the BD for all round skiing.
great ski for a beginner to grow into. if you like to ski fast size up. I ski a 180cm and would like to have a 188cm. other then that 5 starts. Considering picking up the boundary 115 as a dedicated powder ski.