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Helio 88 Carbon Ski

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Our narrowest carbon fiber ski designed for ski mountaineering races, high-altitude objectives and long-distance tours, the Helio 88 is the lightest ski in our line. Its pre-preg carbon fiber layup offers drastically reduced weight while maintaining balanced flex and solid edge control. READ MORE
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Our narrowest carbon fiber ski designed for ski mountaineering races, high-altitude objectives and long-distance tours, the Helio 88 is the lightest ski in our line. Its pre-preg carbon fiber layup offers drastically reduced weight while maintaining balanced flex and solid edge control. Learn More

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The lightest ski in our line and ideal for high-altitude descents, ski mountaineering races and any dawn-to-dusk day in the backcountry, the Black Diamond Helio 88 shaves grams without sacrificing performance. The Helio’s pre-preg carbon fiber layup makes it extremely light for long approaches and technical ascents, but helps maintain a smooth flex and torsional stiffness for reliable, responsive skiing on the way down. Early rise in the tip and tail improves flotation and trail-breaking efficiency, and an ABS tail protector also has an integrated skin-clip tab to keep your skins secure.
  • Technical 88-mm waist with early rise tip and tail
  • Pre-preg carbon fiber layup offers torsional stiffness and balanced flex
  • Ultralight engineered balsa flax wood core
  • 5 mm beveled ABS sidewalls
  • ABS tail protector with integrated skin-clip tab
  • Optimal use: 30% soft snow/70% hard snow
  • Mounting with telemark bindings is not recommended

Tech Specs

Weight Per Pair :  
[158 cm] 2.1 kg (4 lb 9 oz)
[168 cm] 2.4 kg (5 lb 3 oz)
[178 cm] 2.6 kg (5 lb 13 oz)
Dimensions :  
[158 cm] 119-88-110
[168 cm] 121-88-111
[178 cm] 123-88-112
Turn Radius :  
[158 cm] 17 m
[168 cm] 18 m
[178 cm] 19 m
Construction :   Pre-preg carbon layup, ABS sidewalls and ultra light engineered balsa flax wood core.

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Helio 88 Carbon Ski is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 2.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Turny and Fun I now have five days on these skis, in conditions varying from perfect pre-lift-opening corduroy to skied-out semi-refrozen dust on crust. They're exactly what I hoped for—maneuverable, turny, fun. They get across the fall line quickly, are light enough I don't notice them much going up, and there have been no unpleasant surprises. Now I just need some powder to see how they do in that!
Date published: 2016-12-03
Rated 3 out of 5 by from too short The BD Helio 88 and 95 look fantastic, but I am disappointed to see that the longest lengths, like with the Convert and Aspect, are too short for me for regular backcountry skiing. I am a fairly average 6 feet tall, and don't like skis under 188cm, unless I'm skiing steep/narrow couloirs. Short skis are too sensitive to changes in snow and my fore/aft positioning. If there was a 190 in the Helio 88 or Carbon Aspect, I would have ordered them right away.
Date published: 2016-09-14
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