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Helio 105 Carbon Ski

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Designed for dedicated backcountry skiers who demand both technical precision and soft-snow performance, the versatile Helio 105 features a pre-preg carbon fiber layup that makes it extremely light with a balanced flex and supreme edge control. READ MORE
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Designed for dedicated backcountry skiers who demand both technical precision and soft-snow performance, the versatile Helio 105 features a pre-preg carbon fiber layup that makes it extremely light with a balanced flex and supreme edge control. Learn More

Description

Our ultralight ski for dawn-to-dusk missions and technical descents in soft conditions, the Black Diamond Helio 105 ski balances playful, soft-snow performance with technical precision. The Helio’s pre-preg carbon fiber layup makes it incredibly light for big vert days and technical ascents, while maintaining 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 from sliding off.

  • Versatile 105-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: 70% soft snow/30% hard snow
  • Mounting with telemark bindings is not recommended

Tech Specs

Weight Per Pair :  
[165 cm] 2.7 kg (5 lb 14 oz)
[175 cm] 2.9 kg (6 lb 5 oz)
[185 cm] 3.1 kg (6 lb 11 oz)
Dimensions :  
[165 cm] 131-105-118
[175 cm] 132-105-119
[185 cm] 134-105-119
Turn Radius :  
[165 cm] 20 m
[175 cm] 21 m
[185 cm] 22 m
Construction :   Pre-preg carbon layup, ABS sidewalls and ultra light engineered balsa flax wood core.

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Helio 105 Carbon Ski is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 14.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from These are very lightweight skis, are quick and snappy. I am very picky and these skis make me happy. Here are a few things; - Amazing powder skis. These are slightly wider than my former Prior Carbon Husume's but have a similar shape and rockers. - These are even great for freight train groomers. I'm surprised - Stiffer, very lite, and responsive. - Now BD Austrian skis. Wunderbar!! - Cool graphics and no junkie stuff. Also, I like the white tips because the snow doesn't seem to stick on the surface as much. This makes it easier to hike on these. - Note how the tip edges are continuous and no condom metal tips. - The Vipec 12 bindings and the Helio skis are a great combo. So far so good. - Nice work BD!!
Date published: 2016-02-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best ski ever In the past years I have tried a lot of skis. I have switched between light BC skis and heavy duty freeride skis. Every skis I have tried so far either got poor downhill performance or are to heavy to walk with. I got 14 days on the Helio, so far i can say that this is the best ski i have tries. It can handle speed, wind packed snow, big drops, groomers as vel as 50 cm of pow. The Helio ski got the same downhill performance of a hig end 800 grams heavier freeride ski. The difference between this ski an other 1500g ski is: It does not got parkinson in hig speed! I never though a 1500 g ski ever could gives me a point and shoot confident. I am 180 cm 75 kg, and went for the 185 Helio 105. I use it with dynafit radical ft 2 binding and dynafit Khion boot.
Date published: 2016-02-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Ski! I have had several early season days on this ski and all I can say is, WOW! These skis are super light, but surprisingly stable. They have a bit harder time at slower speeds in breakable crust and chop as they tend to deflect easily due to their lightness. Once you get these up to speed they carve GS turns like a dream but can also handle short, jump turns with ease. The Helios 105 is everything I look for in a ski; stiff, light, stable, and capable of skiing any and all conditions.
Date published: 2016-10-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Feather-Weight Shed Machine Damp, stable, and stiff, these skis rip. I have them mounted with an Ion binding which makes for a very light set up that can charge hard. I originally bought these as a dedicated mountaineering rig, but they have become my go-to for all backcountry pursuits. One minor thing: the top sheet is brittle and I managed to chip it badly on the tip (see the picture). I can't tell you how it happen, just looked down and it was there. Operator error, but worth mentioning.
Date published: 2016-03-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Game Changer!! I didn't think it was possible to love a ski more than my carbon converts!!! Yet the carbon Helio 105 is heartbreaker. The carbon converts where feather light, super responsive, skied variable conditions well, held a good edge, but the Helio does it better. This Austrian made ski just looks and feels like a higher quality product and indeed grips and rips harder than the carbon converts. I was a bit apprehensive about the 5cms extra on the ski but seems to have really payed off in stability, resposiveness, and edge holding on steep icy terrain. Overall Stoked!!!
Date published: 2016-03-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Skiing on the Helio 105 I'm not a top notch skier, but so far in the backcountry areas above Source Lake north of Alpental these skis have been excellent, yes we've had soft and deep snow so far, but still. At 195lbs and using the new F1s with new Vipecs, not having any trouble at all.
Date published: 2016-12-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from New ski, new feel! Like them so much, I have 3 pair! Like em so much, I'm going to get the 95 and 116s as well! if you didn't care for the former BD ski "feel" or it wasn't your cup of tea, try it again! The ski feels more solid and much more planted then in the past.
Date published: 2016-12-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Everything it is described as. I bought these skis as a lightweight touring/mountaineering ski. Basically for exactly what they are designed for. So it is not really a surprise that they are work exceptionally well in this role. I was a little concerned that the light weight would leave the skis to chatter on hard surfaces, or to be easily deflected in softer snow. However I have found them to be incredibly stable on all snow types and a pleasure to ski in any kind of soft snow. I am hiking 3-4 days a week when conditions permit and have skied these skis in everything from knee deep blower powder, to boot high slop, and to sheet ice. They are incredibly light and nimble on the ascent and I am really pleased with their performance in all snow conditions when skiing down.
Date published: 2017-02-26
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