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Black Diamond Expedition Ski Pole

By , March 23, 2013 4:45 PM

CLPEPThe Black Diamond Expedition Pole is a great option for any backcountry enthusiast ready to ditch their resort poles for a much more functional touring pole.  Reasonably priced at $89.95 you won’t find a sturdier pole for shredding outside of the resort boundaries.   With the flick of a lever the Expedition Pole quickly adjusts to any length for those steep climbs.  The grips are super comfy and the large diameter shafts ensure you won’t break this pole even on the most aggressive pole plants.   Also, check out Black Diamond’s Carbon Probe Pole.  It comes with the same burliness as the Expedition but includes a built in probe for easy access when things don’t go as planned.

Retail Price: $89.95

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Black Diamond Ascension Nylon Split STS Climbing Skin

By , March 2, 2013 2:59 PM

Black Diamond Ascension Nylon Split STS Climbing SkinPrefer to tour with your fat boards but can’t stand all the extra weight that comes along with it? Then do your legs a favor and check out the Black Diamond Split STS Ascension Skin. As opposed to covering your entire base with heavy skin material, Black Diamond developed a skin that has a lightweight nylon strip down the center, greatly reducing weight while still giving you traction on the snow. Not only does this reduce weight but it also makes it easier to rip your skins off when you get to the top.

The rubber tail straps make it easy to get a tight fit and also help correct any accidental measuring mistakes when first cutting the skin to your skis. The tip loops are designed for fitting over the largest of shovels so no matter how big you prefer your boards these skins will accommodate.

These skins are not recommended for skis under 120mm under foot as they do not provide enough skin coverage for narrower skis but if you ride the big boys these skins are for you. Ditching the crowds for untracked pow pow has never been easier. Get some!

Retail Price: $199.99

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Black Diamond Gigawatt Ski

By , January 22, 2012 1:57 AM

Black Diamond Gigawatt SkiToday was the day to test out these mother ship of a ski. The day kept getting better and better as it progressed towards closing time. The Black Diamond Gigawatt Ski is truly a powder ski and will not steer you wrong. And yes winter has finally arrived in the Wasatch, and we all hope it’s not going anywhere anytime soon.

The Black Diamond Gigawatt Ski was designed after it’s predecessor, the Megawatt Ski (still one of my all time favorite ski –check them @Backcountry.com). The Gigawatt is basically the Megawatt ski on drugs. It features larger dimensions to make you look like a rock star on days like today.

The Gigawatt comes with a rocker tip and tail with no camber, providing excellent performance in deep powder. They are made with a torsion box construction that blends edge and durability of birch sidewalls. The birch sidewall allows more pop while skiing and allows better edge hold while carving based on the internal wall core technology.

Float to the top on those deep powder days! This ski can handle high speeds yet is remarkably quick and easier to turn. If you are looking for a big mountain freeride true powder ski then you have found the perfect match.

  • Lengths: 185 & 195
  • Dimensions: 163/135/141

MSRP: $979.00

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Black Diamond Starlet Ski

By , December 24, 2011 2:20 PM

Black Diamond Starlet Ski

If you are a woman looking for a great touring ski that will give you the ease of going uphill but will also hold it’s own on the way down, the Black Diamond Starlet Ski is the ski choice that will not leave you disappointed.

The Starlet is a women’s specific ski, constructed with a wide, soft-flexing & early rise tip. This tip will give you the needed float in the powder but will also slash through the crud or any variable snow condition. You’ll have enough float in the powder with an underfoot dimension of 100mm but you won’t think twice on those steep kick turn corners on the uphill climb up.

The Black Diamond Starlet Ski is built as a women’s specific torsion ally stiff flex that allows the desired stiffness. It is built with Black Diamond Formula One Technology, using three internal ribs to transmit power throughout the ski. Wood core. Available in length 156, 166 or 176.

The Starlet was Backcountry Magazine 2011 Editor’s Choice Winner.

MSRP: $699 Check Availability at Backcountry.com or these other stores..

Black Diamond Guide Glove

By , February 7, 2010 6:44 PM

Black Diamond Guide Glove

The Black Diamond Guide Glove is the warmest glove made by the fine folks at Black Diamond. It features the best possible materials available to keep your hands warm and dry, including Gore-Tex XCR, four-way stretch Schoeller nylon, Pittards goatskin leather and PrimaLoft insulation. To make the guide gloves extra bomber, BD even capped the fingers with Kevlar-reinforced stitching. And while they may be warm, they are still remarkably dexterous, allowing a firm grip on your ski poles, or ice axe if you are an ice climber.

Suggested Retail Price of the Guide Glove: $160
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You can buy these ski gloves from Backcountry.com, and have them shipped free if you live in one of the lower 48 states.

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