Black Diamond makes big-mountain skis, freetour skis, all-mountain skis, and touring skis. The Aspect Ski is dedicated touring ski with a versatile 90mm waist that's not quite fat, but definitely not skinny. The flat tail gives away its ascent-via-skin-track heritage while the semi-rocker tip gives a nod to the influence of highly agile, powder-hungry ski designs of the present. You can push this wood-core ride deep into its aggressive sidecut in steep backcountry terrain and float it through post-storm tree stashes.
A wide-bodied touring ski equally adept at mellow powder tours and serious ski mountaineering objectives, the Black Diamond Aspect has the chops for nearly any day in the backcountry. The Aspect features a 90 mm waist and a Semi-Rocker tip for easy trailbreaking and powder performance, as well as a traditional shape and aggressive sidecut for quick, slicing turns in technical terrain. A paulownia wood core and carbon fiber reinforcements lend the ski maximum torsional stiffness without any unnecessary weight.
Efficiency and versatility blend in the design of Black Diamond's lightweight Aspect Ski giving you a plank that skis with the agility of narrower skis but has 90 mm underfoot for powder performance. Weight is reduced by using a paulownia wood core and Dual Torsion Bow Technology with carbon fiber reinforcements to provide greater control with less chatter on crud, powder, and crust.
|Camber Profile:||Single Camber|
|Construction:||dual torsion bow, torsion box cap|
|Core:||Paulownia wood core|
|Core Construction:||Dual torsion bow, torsion box cap|
|Dimension:||132 x 90 x 119|
|Dimensions:||[156cm] 126 / 90 / 114 mm, [166cm] 128 / 90 / 115 mm, [176cm] 130 / 90 / 117 mm, [186cm] 132 / 90 / 119 mm|
|Length:||156 cm, 166 cm, 176 cm, 186 cm|
|Material:||Fiberglass topsheet with 3D CNC paulownia wood core and carbon fiber reinforcements|
|Optimal use:||50% soft snow / 50% hard snow|
|Pattern Base Type:||Waxable|
|Radius:||[156cm] 16 m, [166cm] 17 m, [176cm] 18 m, [186cm] 19 m|
|Reinforcement:||Carbon Fiber reinforcements|
|Rocker Type:||Early Rise Tip/Tail|
|Skiing Style:||All-mountain and touring skies|
|Tail Dimension:||119 cm|
|Tail Profile:||Flat Tail|
|Tip / Waist / Tail:||130/90/117 (size 176)|
|Tip Dimension:||132 cm|
|Tip Style:||211 mm Semi Rocker|
|Turn Radius:||[156cm] 16 m, [166cm] 17 m, [176cm] 18 m, [186cm] 19 m|
|Waist Dimension:||90 cm|
|Weight:||[156cm, pair] 5 lb 8 oz, [166cm, pair] 6 lb, [176cm, pair] 6 lb 10 oz, [186cm, pair] 7 lb|
|Black Diamond Aspect Harness||$59.95 - $79.95|
Fun traditional ski. No rocker to be had on mine, no semi rocker what ever that is either. The up side of that it is has a good side cut and the ski is light in weight. Makes a greta spring ski but there are better spring skis. Decent on the steeps if the snow is good, but in soft snow it could be better...some rocker in the tip would help :-) This one is dated...dated in a good way but I wasn't wanting such a traditional ski when it was new. This year I finally decided to move to a more modern technology. A similar ski with some tip rocker and decentside cut. Great idea and a much more fun ski I think.