Since its inception, Black Diamond has always stuck to what it knows: how to make sleek, lightweight, and super athletic products to go up and down any mountain.
The Boundary Pro 115 is a departure from the sleek and lightweight products that have dominated the Black Diamond brand. This is the burliest ski that Black Diamond has ever made, born of athlete influence and input.
The skis’ strength is made possible by a triaxial pre-preg fiberglass construction and under-binding reinforcement. The maneuverability is retained with only a moderate amount of sidecut and a poplar wood core, while still having a great sense of underfoot stability and predictable feel.
The float is great to excellent depending on how centered you are in your stance, as the Boundary Pro 115 has a fully rockered tip and tail. (See Black Diamond’s previous MegaWatt and GigaWatt skis for historical comparison.) These three components come together to make a solid big mountain ski that can both float and charge. It feels like a radical new product from an old favorite. Bottom line, this is a no-excuses, no-nonsense, big mountain charger like Black Diamond has never made before.
This ski requires a perception change as most folks are used to using Black Diamond’s skis in a skin-track setting, which may not suit the Boundary 115 Pro as much as a tram, cat, or heli. Also, these are going to be in a limited run at the moment, so if my above description is akin to whispers of sweet nothings in your ear, I would get on the horn to your local Black Diamond ski retailer ASAP.