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Black Diamond Route 95 (2018)

2018 Backcountry Ski

Brand: Black Diamond

Model: Route 95



Specs

Tip / Waist / Tail (mm)

125-95-114

Lengths (cm)

163, 173, 183

Waist Width (mm)

90-105

Level

Advanced

Symmetrical

Yes

Weight

3lbs. 1oz.

Based on BD’s much-lauded carbon Helio series, the new Route series comes in a fiberglass and poplar wood core construction that adds nearly a pound of weight—but reduces the price by more than $200. The 95 is a steady all-rounder, and testers loved its easy, predictable handling and quickness. It planed nicely in up to a foot of powder, and held its ground in mixed conditions at moderate speeds, making it an excellent choice for spring tours.

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