Black Diamond Route 95 2018 Ski Review - Ski Mag

Black Diamond Route 95

2018 Backcountry Ski

Specs

Tip / Waist / Tail (in Millimeters) 125-95-114
Lengths (in Centimeters) 163, 173, 183
Symmetrical

 

Level Advanced
Waist Width (in Millimeters) 90-105

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.