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Black Diamond Helio Carbon 104 Skis 2021

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The Black Diamond Helio Carbon 104 Skis are built for long journeys into the backcountry where the mission is to seek and destroy fresh snow. An engineered paulownia wood core makes these skis incredibly lightweight and strong, allowing for plenty of vert and relentless downhill performance. Pre-preg carbon reinforcement and ABS sidewalls deliver a smooth flex, excellent damping, and an overall responsive ride, while the versatile 104mm waist is playful in soft snow and provides extra stability when conditions are variable. Equip yourself with theHelio Carbon 104s and you'll be ready for anything the backcountry throws at you.

Product Details

Rocker Type

178 cm334mm Tip Rocker / Camber / 242mm Semi-Rocker Tail

Core

Engineered Paulownia CorePaulownia wood is the material of choice when light weight is required, but compromising downhill performance is not an option. The stiffness and weight properties of paulownia wood make it the go-to material when using carbon fiber layups. Its slightly softer longitudinal stiffness allows for the use of stiffer carbon composites without compromising the flex profile of the ski. It has good compressive and shear properties, which allow for remarkably smooth and chatter-free ski performance at very low weight.

Laminates

Titanal Binding PlateA high-strength metal plate is embedded underneath the composite layer to ensure that binding screw retention is never a concern. This plate also serves to increase torsional stiffness and provides a solid foundation underfoot.

Pre-Preg CarbonA blend of High-strength carbon fiber oriented along multiple axes combined with strategic amounts of high-strength E-Glass for toughness and damping, this layup is optimized for efficiency without giving up downhill performance. Toughened epoxy resin is added in precise quantities prior to ski manufacturing to ensure precise weight and consistent quality. This layup is ideal for any backcountry mission.

Sidewalls

Full-Perimeter ABS SidewallsABS sidewalls wrap the entire perimeter of the ski, offering optimal durability and damping. Used on skis designed for maximum downhill performance and durability, but optimized for minimal weight.

Base

PTEX 4500 BaseIndustry-accepted as the premium base material, this sintered UHMW-PE base provides very high density for excellent durability and wax retention, combined with high carbon content for superior glide.

Additional Features

ABS Tail Protector

Integrated Skin Clip Tab

Binding Compatibility

We recommend a brake width equal to or at most 15 mm wider than the ski waist width.

Specs

  • Terrain: All-Mountain, Alpine Touring More 
    All-Mountain Alpine Touring
  • Skis: No Bindings
  • Ability Level: Advanced-Expert More 
    Advanced-Expert
  • Rocker Type: Rocker/Camber/Rocker More 
    Rocker/Camber/Rocker
  • Turning Radius: Medium More 
    Medium
  • Core/Laminates: Carbon, Metal, Wood
  • Tail Type: Flat More 
    Flat
  • Warranty: 1 Year
Size (cm) 172 178 184
Tip Width (mm) 131 131 132
Waist Width (mm) 104 104 104
Tail Width (mm) 118 118 118
Turning Radius (m) 21 22 23
Indiv. Ski Weight (g) 1450

Other Notes

Black Diamond products can only be shipped within the United States and Canada

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