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Helio Carbon 104 Skis

#BD115137

$949.95

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Built for any backcountry mission where slashing powder is the name of the game. The Helio Carbon 104 balances playful, soft snow performance with a lightweight build and technical precision for when conditions are variable. View Details

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The tails of the Helio Carbon 104
Helio 104 in fresh snow
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The Black Diamond Helio Carbon line-up
Our Helio Carbon 104 is built for dawn-to-dusk backcountry missions where slashing powder stashes is the name of the game. Balancing playful, soft- snow performance with a lightweight build and technical precision for when conditions are variable, the Helio 104 features a pre-preg carbon fiber layup with full-perimeter ABS sidewalls for improved dampness and a smooth ride, while the engineered paulownia wood core keeps it lightweight for big vert days in the backcountry. The Helio also maintains 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.

Product Features

  • Versatile 104-mm waist with early rise tip and tail
  • Pre-preg carbon fiber layup offers improved dampness, torsional
  • Engineered paulownia wood core
  • Full-perimeter 5 mm beveled ABS sidewalls
  • ABS tail protector with integrated skin-clip tab
  • Titanal binding mounting plate
  • Optimal use: 70% soft snow, 30% hard snow
  • Handmade in Austria

Technology

Prepreg Fiberglass (Helio Carbon)

LIGHTWEIGMHT PERFORMANCE This layup is optimized for efficiency without giving up downhill performance. This layup is ideal for any backcountry mission.

Titanal Mountain Plate

A high-strength metal plate is embedded underneath the composite layer to ensure Glide and Durability that binding screw retention is never a concern. This plate also serves to increase torsional stiffness and provides a solid foundation underfoot.

Engineered Paulownia Wood Core

Paulownia wood is the material of choice when lightweight is required, but compromising downhill performance is not an option. It has good compressive and shear properties, which allow for remarkably smooth and chatter-free ski performance at very low weight.

Internal Core Damping

Elastomeric materials are strategically located within the ski to improve damping. These layers serve both to absorb high-frequency vibration and also to allow some shear between internal layers, improving both performance and durability.

Full Perimenter ABS Sidewalls

ABS sidewalls wrap the entire perimeter of the ski, offering optimal durability and Internal Core damping. Used on skis designed for maximum downhill performance and durability, but optimized for minimal weight.

PTEX 4500 Base

GLIDE AND DURABILITY Industry-accepted as the premium base material, this sintered UHMW-PE base Internal Core provides very high density for excellent durability and wax retention, combined with high carbon content for superior glide.

2 Year Warranty

We trust what we make because we use what we make. All Black Diamond products are covered by a two year warranty policy.

Dimensions
Series
Tail Style
Tip Style
Turn Radius
Weight Per Pair
[160 cm] 130-104-117
[166 cm] 130-104-117
[172 cm] 131-104-118
[178 cm] 131-104-118
[184 cm] 132-104-118
Helio CarbonRockerLow Rise Semi-Rocker[160 cm] 19 m
[166 cm] 20 m
[172 cm] 21 m
[178 cm] 22 m
[184 cm] 23 m
[160cm] 2520g
[166cm] 2680g
[172cm] 2760g
[178cm] 2900g
[184cm] 3100g

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