Black Diamond Carbon Convert Ski
Black Diamond Carbon Convert Ski

Question: It snowed two feet last night, you’ve got some big backcountry lines on the menu, and your superlight skinny skis just don’t have the float or the backbone to send and stomp like you need to–what’s a dude to do’ Answer: slap the Black Diamond Carbon Convert Ski on your feet. They have…

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Black Diamond Current Ski
Black Diamond Current Ski

The Black Diamond Current Ski is a lightweight, agile touring ski that likes downhill fun as much as uphill speed. Its 86mm waist is wide enough to provide a touch of flotation in deep snow, quick edge-to-edge performance, and a stable platform for carving deep turns. Traditional camber at the…

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Black Diamond Link 105 Ski
Black Diamond Link 105 Ski

Searching for untracked lines is a good way to ditch the shenanigans of civilization, but if you end up in the hospital with hip flexors that look like pulled pork, you’ll be stuck back in the rat race for longer than you’d like. Black Diamond’s made its money making gear to get you away (and…

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Black Diamond Link 90 Ski
Black Diamond Link 90 Ski

Those big lines that weigh heavy on your mind all winter don’t come easy. They’re the kind of lines that require patience, careful planning, long approaches, and commitment. When going for lines like these, look no further than the Black Diamond Link 90 Ski to get you both up and down. Its light,…

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Black Diamond Link 95 Ski
Black Diamond Link 95 Ski

Those 120 underfoot boards you tour on may be great for the uber deep days, but they’re only weighing you down when you have to put in a few extra miles to get to the goods. The Black Diamond Link 95 Ski is a mid-fat board with a lightweight construction that doesn’t sacrifice and ounce of…

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DPS Skis Cassiar 95 Tour1 Ski
DPS Skis Cassiar 95 Tour1 Ski

In ski construction, “light” has traditionally been a synonym for “cheap,” “entry-level,” or “backcountry,” but DPS never saw it that way. From the beginning, the company focused on making its skis light, not as an end unto itself but because cutting weight meant increasing quickness, boosting…

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DPS Skis Wailer 112RP2 Tour1 Ski
DPS Skis Wailer 112RP2 Tour1 Ski

DPS’ M. O. is to pick a killer shape and camber profile, then build several skis with different cores and laminates so you can choose the one with the characteristics that best suit you. The Wailer 112 RP2 Tour1 Aki, for example, is a quiver-of-one pow ski with a solid amount of tip rocker,…

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DPS Skis Wailer 99 Tour1 Ski
DPS Skis Wailer 99 Tour1 Ski

DPS has the reputation of being a backcountry-first company, but that’s not entirely accurate. It’s always valued lightness, but that’s been taken to mean, “touring performance,” which wasn’t really DPS’ intention. Lightweight skis, the company will tell you, are just as useful in bounds as out,…

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Dynafit Baltoro Ski
Dynafit Baltoro Ski

Versatility’s the name of your game, so you and the Dynafit Baltoro Ski are a perfect one-two punch. Sitting squarely in the middle of Dynafit’s freeride-to-ski-running spectrum, lighter than the Manaslu but burlier than the Nanga Parbat, the Baltoro is a pure-bred tourer, solid enough to handle…

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Dynafit Chugach Ski
Dynafit Chugach Ski

Chances are that steep, exposed face you’re staring down the barrel of isn’t all fluffy white powder, so when you need a ski that will push back when conditions turn variable, step into the Dynafit Chugach Ski. The Chugach is a departure from Dynafit’s usually more weight-conscious skis with a…

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Dynafit Denali Ski
Dynafit Denali Ski

The Dynafit Denali Ski was designed for big days in big terrain. With both scoop rocker and tail rocker, as well as a waist width of right about 100mm, depending on size, the Denali floats effortlessly so you can make big turns look good. The paulownia core with carbon fiber stringers keeps the…

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Dynafit Dy.N.A. Ski
Dynafit Dy.N.A. Ski

Serious randonnee racers know how tough it is to strike the perfect balance between light and powerful–imagine trying to make a delicious fat-free cheeseburger or a chocolate cake with no sugar. Dynafit’s master chefs have cooked up a winner in the Dy. N. A. Ski, though. Each ski weighs just…

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