A ski that redefines "all-mountain."
The phrase "all-mountain" is often tied to skis built to do one thing: ski the resort. Realizing the mountain doesn't start and stop with the resort property line, Black Diamond set out to build a line of skis that redefines the phrase with its all-new Boundary series. So, if you're the kind of skier that finds yourself getting fresh tracks inbounds at 9 am then heading to the backcountry for the afternoon, then the Black Diamond Boundary 107 Ski is for you. The Boundary series was designed for freeride skiing both in and out of the resort with a playful rockered tip and tail, camber underfoot, and a 3D Sandwich construction with a lightweight poplar core that's solid in the resort and light enough for the skintrack.
The Boundary 107 is the mid-sized option in the line, making it great for all but deepest powder days and ideal for when conditions turn variable. The rockered tip and tail make slashing turns to make that four inches of fresh feel more like eight or nine possible. A heavy dose of camber underfoot makes for great edge-hold when you're arcing turns down big spring lines, or railing down groomers back to the chairlift. The engineers over at BD integrated pre-preg fiberglass laminate to give the skis a damp and stable feel when skiing at high speeds, as well as a layer of rubber integrated into the sidewall that sits just in front of the boot to eliminate jarring chatter when you're skiing on less than ideal surface conditions.
- Rocker tip and tail, camber underfoot
- 3D Sandwich construction
- Poplar wood core
- Pre-preg fiberglass laminate
- 107 mm waist width
- Sidewall dampening system
A great ski . . . once again
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Love these skis and they really match well with the terrain I like to ski. Almost 100% resort this season and I tend to gravitate to the steeper blues with a few black bowls. No trees yet this year. I've got 15+ days on these boards from new. The width is noticeable as you've got to roll them over a little harder, but you get used to it real quick. I really like the lightweight feel but still real solid. Lots of runs on the ice crud we've had this season and not a chatter in sight. These charge through all conditions and have an easy float when you encounter the campaign soft. Easy to throw these around on the steeper grades but also a nice cruizing feel on the blues. Its been several years since I had BD skiis and I have to say that its nice to be back on them.
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
I picked up the Boundary 107's this season after a solid stint on some Rossignol B94's. The B94's were before rocker was introduced to the market and man, what a difference all the new tech makes!
I spent my first 2 days on the skis this past weekend. Saturday was a 2 lap tour in Big Cottonwood Canyon and Sunday was a day spent in a resort. I love these skis!
They tour very well. They're not the lightest touring ski but I'm 200 lbs and don't mind some heft for stability on the downhill. I mounted Marker F12 Tour bindings however to add some lightness.
In fresh powder they have great float and are much easier to turn then my 2x4'esque B94's. However, it was in the resort where I was really surprised. On the super steeps on the Fingers Chutes at Snowbasin, they were solid. They were confidence inspiring. They plowed through the chopped up powder below the chutes with ease and laid down trenches on the groomed runs back to the lift. Awesome, awesome skis! Hit me up directly with questions or if you'd like to place an order. firstname.lastname@example.org 801-389-7247
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I love my BD Boundaries. They are light yet really stable at high speeds. I purchased these for an AT setup specifically for use on deeper snow days and skiing variable terrain in Colorado. They handle pow, cut through crud and are powerful enough to cut through ice crusts as well.
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
Neither stiff nor very soft, a great in-between ski for all types of conditions. Plenty of float for the deep days and still rips the groomers. For people dedicated to touring, I would not recommend this ski. For those looking for a perfect powder ski, I would recommend the 115.
bought these as a gift but they look coo
- Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
solid graphics and the receiver of this gift had only good things to say.
Recommended Sizing Guide
Your ski size is largely determined by both your skiing ability and your preferred style of skiing. For example, an expert skier in Vermont will ski a far different ski than an expert in British Columbia. So take a look at our chart and explanations and find your perfect fit. Your weight also plays a large factor in finding the right ski. If you are either under or over average weight for your height consider downsizing or upsizing, respectively.
|Big-Mountain Freeride||Backcountry Jib||All-Mountain||Park & Pipe||All-Mountain Carve|
|Pro||180 - 200cm||180 - 190cm||180 - 190cm||175 - 185cm||175 - 185cm|
|Expert||170 - 180cm||175 - 185cm||170 - 180cm||160 - 180cm||170 - 185cm|
|Intermediate||160 - 180cm||160 - 180cm||160 - 180cm||160 - 180cm||160 - 175cm|
|Entry Level||N/A||N/A||150 - 170cm||150 - 170cm||150 - 170cm|
SKILL LEVEL EXPLANATIONS
Pro: Excels on any terrain, on any snow condition. Enjoys high speeds.
Expert: Comfortable on any terrain and most snow conditions.
Intermediate: Comfortable on Blue trails, exploring Black trails.
Entry Level: Learning to ski Green and Blue trails.
SKIING STYLE EXPLANATIONS
Big-Mountain Freeride: High speeds, deep powder, steep lines, straightlining, chutes, cliffs.
Backcountry Jib: Backcountry kickers, hucking, twintips, deep powder.
All-Mountain: From bumps to back bowls, groomers to glades; everything and anywhere on the mountain.
Park & Pipe: De-tuned edges and buttery twin tips, occasionally pole-impaired.
All-Mountain Carve: Stiff. High-speed corduroy cutter. For those blind to SLOW signs.