Black Diamond Equipment Megawatt Skis

Oct 29, 2012
Outside Magazine

   Photo: Black Diamond

BEST FOR: Making effortless powder turns and avoiding groomers.

THE TEST: Our testers bobbed happily above the snow like corks in a cruise-ship hot tub. Credit goes to the 125-millimeter waist and lightweight, backcountry-friendly BD construction. The turning radius isn’t tight by a long shot—a trait you’ll love if you ski breakable crust. “Love the big radius, which seems to be lacking in a lot of powder skis these days,” said one tester.

THE VERDICT: In a word, unsinkable. In sidecountry or during a big powder day on the hill, you don’t think about carving much. Look here if you want to supersize your backcountry setup or you’re in the market for a ski than can handle even the most treacherous sunbaked snow. 151/125/131

Overall: 4
Stability: 3.6
Float: 4.3

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