Black Diamond Helio 105

A review of the Black Diamond Helio 105 for the 2017 POWDER Buyer's Guide

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Price: $950

Sizes: 165, 175, 185cm

Dimensions: 134-105-119mm

Radius: 22M(@185)

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Built for the backcountry, the Helio holds a solid edge in a lightweight package. Prepreg carbon fiber core saves your legs on long treks and ABS sidewalls keep them reliable underfoot. During Powder Week, the Helio excelled in questionable resort hardpack. “Stable, damp, and the lightest ski on the market with a sidewall,” says bohemian Abigail Barronian. “It holds an edge surprisingly well for how light it is. They’re inherently directional but easy to turn.”