Black Diamond Revert (2014)

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Price: $749.00
Year: 2014
Level: 2
Gender: Male
Waist Width: 109
Tip/Tail/Waist: 121-95-109
Lengths: 164, 172, 180, 188

The new Revert is part of Black Diamond's Freetour series of skis designed to be efficient on the way up and still plenty fun on the way down. It uses a narrower, more traditional touring footprint but with modern tip-and-tail rocker for improved soft-snow performance and easier turning. It's the ski that bridges the gap between Black Diamond's Freetour series and more dedicated Tour series. The Convert uses a mix of carbon and fiberglass laminates, a paulownia wood core, and thinner sidewalls to find the balance between weight and downhill-performance. Metal tabs on the ski's tail improve compatibility with climbing skins. Like all BD skis - except in the Tour series - the Verdict is built with the company's 3D CNC wood core - a milling technique that reduces weight without sacrificing performance. All of Black Diamond's skis are being built in a new, state-of-the-art, company-owned factory in China.