The Dynafit Blacklight 95 hits a sweet spot; light, damp, and stable with incredible versatility with a focus on soft snow. Dynafit’s recent addition to their speed touring line-up, the Blacklight 95 is a confident and light ski that is right at home on the Kahiltna Glacier or deep in the Wind River Range searching for the remaining late season powder stashes. Its waist width is narrow enough to stay light and nimble but a generous shovel keeps you floating when the goods are great. The Dynafit Blacklight 95's impressive versatility very well makes it a contender as a quiver of one for many skiers.
- Full unidirectional carbon construction adds longitudinal stiffness.
- 3D Sidewall Cap Construction for a strong edge hold.
- Race finished bases for durability and superior glide.
- Tip rocker added for float in soft snow.
- Slight tail rocker helps with catchy snow and allows you to dump speed in tight spots.
|Lengths (cm)||165, 172, 178, 184|
|Weight (pair)||2260g 
||Tip notch, flat tails|
||Tip and tail rocker with camber underfoot|
||Tapered tip and tail, short-medium radius|
|Skimo Co Says|
|Usage||Light and fast powder skiing|
|Notes||UD carbon construction for miles of smiles|
|Bottom Line||Speed touring powder plank|
|Compare to other High-fat Skis|
Questions & Reviews
Want the same light, versatile ski.
As between Blizzard Zero G, Atomic Backland or K2 Wayback, any suggestions or other options to consider ?
I already have the "big boots" (Scott Superguide Carbon) that I want to pair with bigger skis for purely ski-oriented outings more at my limit on the down.
Looking for something allround, maybe with a slight emphasis on the steep, and 95 underfoot for some powder ability, in the 1100-1200g range in my size (165).
My shortlist so far: Blacklight 95, ZeroG 95, Alp Tracks 95. (Backland 95 do not exist in a short enough version!)
My understanding is that the ZeroG will be best for hard and steep snow, but less able in powder and tight spaces vs. the Blacklight, and the Alp Tracks will be somewhat in between the two. Am I correct with this?
At first I was leaning towards the ZeroG but now I found out about these and figured they might ski more like my backlands only with better floation in deep snow. (Alp Tracks are more of a theoretical option because of their price)
Any input appreciated!
You are pretty on the mark with the Blizzard Zero G 95. It is a less forgiving ski that excels in steeper and firmer conditions. It has enough waist width to provide good float, but it is on the demanding side of the spectrum.
I am glad you are asking about the Dynafit Blacklight 95.This ski has a wide shovel for those deep days midwinter. Also, it is pretty stiff, and has plenty of camber to handle those firm spring days. It is a very versatile ski at a low weight that often flies under the radar.
Although a wish list item, I will address the Movement Alp Tracks 95. This ski is perfectly suited as a daily driver. A flat supportive tail keeps you stable at speed, and helps keep things solid underfoot in steeper terrain. It is a little more forgiving than the prior two skis, with a mild rocker and wide tip for deep snow. Also, the weight is pretty hard to beat.
Thanks for all the info. I have some follow up questions:
- how do all these ski copare to the Backland UL in terms of stiffness?
- are some of them better suited to be skied with my lighter boots (Fischer Travers C/S) in case I decide the bigger boots are juste not for me? Typically I am worried that ZeroG + Travers might be hard to drive in deep powder
I am assuming the Atomic Backland UL 85? The Zero G 95, and the Blacklight 95 will both be stiffer. With the rocker and construction of the UL 85, I would say it is closer to the Movement Alp Tracks 95 in feel.
More demanding skis are probably better suited with a more powerful boot. However, I think the Zero G 95/Blacklight 95 are still within the capabilities of the Fischer Travers CS. Typically, deeper snow conditions are less demanding on a boot. Hardpack and variable snow are more likely to test limits. If you would like to chat boot options I recommend filling out a Boot Fitter!
The Blacklight 95 is a great option for a daily driver. It has a wide shovel for deeper days, but plenty of camber for the spring, and really light weight for a waist width of 95. This ski is quite powerful, so it will require input from the skier. Based on your height, I would go with the 178cm for the most versatile length. Definitely a contender for quiver of 1!
Here at Skimo Co we have yet to discover the speed limit of this ski on the down. For the weight, it's incredibly stable and responsive. An absolute joy! And the tails seemed to be well designed because even in crappy conditions (avy debris) they cut cleanly through without hooking. Mount em' up!
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