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Black Diamond - Helio Recon 95 Alpine Touring Ski

Black Diamond Helio Recon 95 Alpine Touring Ski

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$486.16 Original price:$649.95
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Item #BLD013O

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Tech Specs

Length:
163cm, 173cm, 183cm
Dimensions:
[163cm] 122 / 95 / 112m, [173cm] 123 / 95 / 113m, [183cm] 125 / 95 / 114m
Turn Radius:
[163cm] 18m, [173cm] 19m, [183cm] 20m
Profile:
rocker/camber/rocker
Construction:
ABS sidewalls
Core:
poplar
Laminate:
pre-preg fiberglass
Claimed Weight:
(pair)[163cm] 6lb 6oz, [173cm] 6lb 11oz, [183cm] 7lb 6oz
Recommended Use:
backcountry skiing
Manufacturer Warranty:
1 year

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

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.

Men's / Unisex Alpine Skis
 Big-Mountain FreerideBackcountry JibAll-MountainPark & PipeAll-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.