Black Diamond Helio Recon 88

2020 Backcountry Ski Review
Helio Recon 88
Price $629.00

Specs

Tip / Waist / Tail (in Millimeters) 121-88-111
Lengths (in Centimeters) 158, 168, 178

 

Radius (in Meters) 17
Level Advanced
  • Weight: 1,450g per ski

The female testers praised the downhill capabilities of the new Helio Recon 88 first and foremost. With a carbon-free construction, the versatile Helio Recon 88’s poplar wood core does most of the heavy lifting in ski mode, remaining damp and chatter-free at all speeds, no matter how steep the runs became. The downhill performance comes at a cost for uphill travel, however, making these skis better suited for day trips than for long expeditions. A solid option for most weekend warriors.

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