Black Diamond Helio Recon 105

2020 Backcountry Ski Review


Tip / Waist / Tail (in Millimeters) 134-108-119
Lengths (in Centimeters) 165, 175, 185


Radius (in Meters) 22
Level Advanced
  • Weight: 1,800g per ski

Based on the successful Helio line, the Helio Recon series features a slightly heavier pre-preg fiberglass laminate instead of carbon. The result is a much more durable, stable, traditional freeride-oriented backcountry ski. Testers felt very comfortable in the Breckenridge backcountry on all types of terrain and snow conditions, noting that the Helio Recon comes alive with speed. It might not be the lightest in the skin track, but it rips on descents and doesn’t require a second mortgage.

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