Black Diamond Megawatt skis

Nov 1, 2011
Outside Magazine
Black Diamond Megawatt ski

Black Diamond Megawatt ski    Photo: Courtesy of Black Diamond

THE SELL: A powder specialist that’s as fun as it is fat. THE TEST: Redesigned with more aggressive rocker and softened flex, the new Megawatt is even more user-friendly. Testers found this giant more forgiving, more dynamic, and, most important, more fun. Testers cited “Indy-car handling” and relished medium-radius and long-radius turns at speed. But hardpack is no friend of the Megawatt, and at nearly ten pounds a pair, it takes a strong set of hip flexors to haul them uphill. For those who can, however, the payoff is “one bitchin’ ride down.” THE VERDICT: One of the most playful fat skis on the market. 145/120/126, 9.7 lbs


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