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The Curated Take
The Carbon Helio is a jack of trades for any backcountry skier. This ski cuts through stiff snow and crud, but more importantly, it performs like a champ in the powder. Light enough for the uphill and nimble enough for the tight chutes on the down, this ski can handle anything you throw at it.
- Best for backcountry touring
- Performs well in powder
- Surfs and turns like a pro
- Might be a little too flexible for the resort
- The graphics are meh
The Black Diamond Helio Carbon 95 Skis are the perfect choice for backcountry enthusiasts who demand both precision and playfulness. These mid-sized carbon skis are designed to deliver exceptional performance on soft snow while also providing reliable responsiveness on the way down. With a pre-preg carbon fiber layup and full-perimeter ABS sidewalls, these skis offer improved dampness for a smoother ride. The engineered paulownia core keeps them light enough for long tours, while maintaining a smooth flex and torsional stiffness.
- Playful yet precise: The Black Diamond Helio Carbon 95 Skis balance playful soft-snow performance with precision.
- Lightweight design: The engineered paulownia core keeps the ski light for long tours.
- Improved dampness: The pre-preg carbon fiber layup and full-perimeter ABS sidewalls provide improved dampness for a smoother ride.
- Reliable responsiveness: These skis maintain a smooth flex and torsional stiffness for reliable, responsive skiing on the way down.
- Early rise in tip and tail: Early rise in the tip and tail improves flotation and trail-breaking efficiency.