Black Diamond is starting to see the Light. With their new carbon fiber series of skis, you get BD durability and ski-ability with more tour-ability. The Carbon Aspect has these abilities and more, featuring a classic touring shape with a lightly rockered tip and traditional tail. It’s light enough to go far yet burly enough for less than ideal conditions. It’s also fun to ski.
Built with “flat sandwich” construction, the Aspect has a sidewall and is cut flat. The sidewall is in contrast to cap construction, offering improved edge hold and core protection. The flatness is in contrast to the Carbon Convert, e.g., which has 3D grooves running the length that tend to collect snow. Also sandwiched inside is a layer of carbon fiber that allows the ski to be torsionally stiff without leaving your legs stiff the next day. It’s an odd sandwich because it leaves you hungry for more.
|Lengths (cm)||166, 176, 186|
|Weight (pair)||2450g 
|Turn Radius||18m 
|Skin Fix||Round tip, reinforced flat-notch tail|
|Profile||Traditional camber w/ 260mm "Semi Rocker"|
|Shape||Rounded tip, medium radius, flat tail|
|Construction||Flat Sandwich w/ pre-preg carbon|
|Skimo Co Says|
|Notes||Racing edges save 80g per ski|
|Bottom Line||Lightweight, stable workhorse|