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Black Diamond Helio Carbon 95 Skis · 2024 · 155 cm

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$879.95

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Jason Shumaker, Ski Expert
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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.

Ideal for
  • Best for backcountry touring
  • Performs well in powder
  • Surfs and turns like a pro
Not ideal for
  • Might be a little too flexible for the resort
  • The graphics are meh
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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.

Key Features:

  • 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.
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4.98 average rating

Ski length (cm)155 cm
Age GroupAdult
GenderUnisex
Includes bindingsNo
Model year2024
Ski typeAll Mountain
Skill levelAdvanced, Expert
Rocker profileRocker/Camber/Rocker
Tail profileFlat
Tail width (mm)112
Tip width (mm)123
Turning radius (m)17
Waist width (mm)95
TerrainAll mountain
Core/LaminatesEngineered Paulownia Core

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Jason Shumaker owns this product
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.
Ideal for
  • Best for backcountry touring
  • Performs well in powder
  • Surfs and turns like a pro
Not ideal for
  • Might be a little too flexible for the resort
  • The graphics are meh
Reviewed by:
Jason Shumaker
Ski Expert

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13 customer reviews

Great ski.

Originally posted at www.blackdiamondequipment.com on May 31, 2022
Good all round ski that can still carve on hard-pack and does well in powder.
Crosby J.
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Great ski

Originally posted at www.blackdiamondequipment.com on May 31, 2022
I love these skis. I ski the Helio 116 for my dep conditions ski. I originally purchased the K2 Wayback 96 as my new technical/firm snow conditions ski. I literally found the K2's to be unskiable; hooking up on every turn, super jittery, mind of their own...sold them after 5 uses. I've been backcountry skiing for 25+ years. These Helio 95 are excellent; playful, light, snappy, and most importantly, I can ski without thinking about them at all!
Neil W.
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