Black Diamond Aspect: Backcountry Skis Reviews

Nov 1, 2010
Outside Magazine
Black Diamond Aspect: Backcountry Skis Reviews

   Photo: Ryan Heffernan

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With its paulownia-wood-and-carbon-reinforced core, the Aspect's surface-area-to-weight ratio is tough to match, so it's a natural choice for longer tours. And with a bit of tip rocker, the Aspect planes quickly and smoothly without affecting hard-snow edge hold, which multiple testers called "tenacious." Add some extras, like an aluminum-alloy skin clip and a reinforced binding-mount area, and it's clear that the Aspect is a dedicated backcountry ski. 130/90/117, 6.4 lbs;
Versatility: 4.5
Power: 3.5

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