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Dynafit Blacklight Pro Ski


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Dynafit's newest entry into the elite world of the sub-1000-gram ski is the Blacklight Pro, which they claim is made especially for "professional mountaineers." Whether you make a life, or a living, out of your time in thin air and wind-scoured snow, the Black Light Pro could be the ski that takes you to the next level of professional development. Coming in at only 200 grams heavier than many skimo race skis, but with the width and rocker to float confidently in dense powder and chalky couloirs, the Blacklight Pro puts an end to the idea that low-fat skis can't be versatile. A generous 116mm tip width (172cm length) and snappy 18.5m turn radius might tempt you to ski the Blacklight Pro as you would your powder boards, but when the good conditions stop and refrozen mank comes into view, don't be alarmed -- the unidirectional carbon layup and snappy paulownia core will keep your edging on-point and your hop-turning predictable. Early adopters will be interested in Dynafit's new Pin-Skin System, exclusive to the Blacklight Pro, which uses a small-diameter hole in the base of the ski as a rear skin fix. Instead of a traditional tail clip, which is heavy and bulky by comparison, the proprietary skin from Dynafit will include a small pin at the rear of the plush that inserts into the pinhole attachment -- making the skin as light and packable as a race skin, but with the added security of affixing to the ski base. Whether long ski tours have taken over your weeks or just your weekends, the Blacklight Pro is the ski to take along.

  • 3D Sidewall/Cap Construction marries the low weight of a cap ski with the durability and strength of a partial sidewall.
  • Paulownia Race Core is lighter than comparable wood cores without a loss of flex.
  • Unidirectional carbon layup is lighter than previous Dynafit iterations, but with a friendlier feel in choppy snow.
  • Blend of rocker (20-25%) and camber (75-80%) might just trick you into believing you're on a powder ski without the unnecessary girth.
  • Exclusive Pin-Skin System combines the light weight and fast gliding of a race skin with the security of traditional, tail-fixed skins.
Lengths (cm) 158, 165, 172, 178
convert to ounces
870g [158]
910g [165]
960g [172]
1020g [178]
Weight (pair) 1740g [158]
1820g [165]
1920g [172]
2040g [178]
Dimensions 114-78-98 [158]
115-79-99 [165]
116-80-100 [172]
117-81-101 [178]
Turn Radius 15.5m [158]
17m [165]
18.5m [172]
20m [178]
Skin Fix Pin Skin System
Profile Light tip & tail rocker, camber underfoot
Shape Tapered tip & tail, medium radius
Construction 3D sidewall cap
Core Paulownia Race Core
Skimo Co Says
Usage Speed touring, mountaineering, casual racing.
Notes Awesome new Pin-Skin connection system
Bottom Line State-of-the-art-as-always from Dynafit.
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Questions & Reviews

Question from TZed
What do you think comparing this to the new backland UL 78? Backland is a bit lighter, for mountaineering where some soft snow but also at times bulletproof...
Answer from Teddy Young
Thanks for reaching out, we really enjoyed the Blacklight Pro during the on-snow demo back in the pre-COVID times! I'd say that the Blacklight Pro is a bit damper and stiffer, and has a longer turn radius. It can also accept being driven by a more powerful boot! In comparison, the Backland UL 78 might be described as docile, quicker/easier to turn, and overall more playful!
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Eric (downright abused product)
These are pretty awesome. I ended up with a 172cm instead of a 178 which affected my usage a bit. Once I realized they were essentially like a bigger, much more capable race ski, I really got the best out of them.

Of course, they won't charge through crud like a Beast ski but for ski mountaineering, they are great. They're very light, very snappy and responsive, and burly enough that you can ski a bit faster than you would on a pure race ski. Pair them with a race binding and you've got something you really could actually race in. I have often found myself grabbing my TLT8/Blacklight combo rather than my PDG/PDG race gear for training sessions and spring ski mountaineering.

These are just a bit more fun to ski in corn or a bit of pow with barely any weight cost.

I haven't tried the pin skin yet - just the speed skin. I'd probably stick with that setup unless I was able to have two pairs as a backup but then, I haven't tried them yet!

My only complaint is Dynafit doesn't make a version that's 100 underfoot for mid-winter pow skiing!
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