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First Look: Black Diamond Helio Carbon 115 Touring Skis

First Look: Black Diamond Helio Carbon 115 Touring Skis

Well Christmas came really early (or maybe a bit late?) for me. New skis arrived on my doorstep this afternoon and I couldn’t wait to unwrap them. This is a true first look – I haven’t even mounted bindings on these yet. What I have in my hands is an ultralight powder touring ski: the Black Diamond Helio Carbon 115, which is the successor to the Helio 116 Carbon. BD is really getting crazy with the name change…’Carbon’ has moved…

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First Look: Blizzard Zero G 105 Skis

First Look: Blizzard Zero G 105 Skis

After 2 seasons of skinning on 2019 Candide Faction 3.0s, I picked up a new set of sticks at the end of last season. I had been itching to get my hands on the Blizzard Zero G 105 for a while – they sounded like they would be right up my alley. A combination of light but still fairly stiff with good float for the width is a recipe for success. But do they live up to the marketing hype?…

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2018 Blizzard Sheeva 10 Review

2018 Blizzard Sheeva 10 Review

This is the first guest post on HikeForPow.com from Mrs. HikeForPow (okay, not truly a guest post – I wrote it but it’s her review). She has a new set of skis and loves them, so we thought a Blizzard Sheeva 10 review would be appropriate. This article will help you decide if the Sheeva 10 is the right ski for you.