• Black Diamond - Route 88 Ski - Ochre
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  • Black Diamond - Route 88 Ski - Ochre
  • Black Diamond - Route 88 Ski - Base
  • Black Diamond - Route 88 Ski - Profile
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Black Diamond Route 88 Ski

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$419.96 $599.95

Item #BLD00PA

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Tech Specs

Length:
158cm, 168cm, 178cm
Dimensions:
[158cm] 119 / 88 / 110mm, [168cm] 121 / 88 / 111mm, [178cm] 123 / 88 / 112mm
Turn Radius:
[158cm] 17m, [168cm] 17m, [178cm] 18m
Profile:
semi-rocker tip, traditional camber
Construction:
flat-top (sandwich)
Core:
poplar wood, pre-preg fiberglass
Claimed Weight:
(pair) 6lb 13oz
Recommended Use:
backcountry skiing
Manufacturer Warranty:
1 year

Speed is your friend.

For speedy ascents, big traverses, and multi-day trips, Black Diamond created the Route 88 Ski. BD's new Route series is a more versatile, damper, and stiffer version of their well-known Helio series—not to mention at a much lower price-point. The Route 88 is the thinnest and lightest member of the fleet, enabling you to move through the alpine quickly and efficiently.

When designing a lightweight touring ski, Black Diamond made sure they didn't sacrifice downhill performance. Constructed with a poplar wood core and a pre-preg fiberglass layup, the Route 88 is springy and playful, while maintaining torsional rigidity and stiffness, ensuring a smooth descent in all kinds of conditions. The early rise tip keeps you afloat in fresh snow, and camber underfoot keeps you stable and controlled while you're ripping turns down a chute. Plus, you'll be stoked about the short, snappy turn radius when it's time to put your jump turns to the test at the top of a gnarly entrance.

  • A lightweight touring ski for big days and multi-day trips
  • 88mm waist handles firm snow and technical lines
  • Early rise tip keeps you afloat in fresh snow
  • Camber underfoot handles firm, variable conditions
  • Poplar wood core is springy and playful
  • Pre-preg fiberglass layup maintains torsional rigidity
  • Short, snappy turn radius for maneuvering sketchy terrain
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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.