Black Diamond Verdict Ski

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Black Diamond Verdict Ski -
The Black Diamond Verdict Skis are the ultimate quiver-of-one skis, updated for 2011/2012.
A new 3D metal sandwich construction brings a new level of edge hold and dampness to this Black Diamond classic, perfect for crushing any snow conditions.
102 mm waist is fat enough for floating powder, but is fast edge to edge and won't get hung up in chop or crud.
Open 'er up and let it rip - this ski is stable enough for straight-lining hard lines without folding under pressure.
Medium turning radius means easy turns too - this ski won't beat you up.
A poulownia wood core has the strength of poplar and the weight of balsa - and is sustainable too!
Semi-rockered tips plane over powder and variable snow, and traditional tails give you great edge hold throughout the turn.
ABS Sidewalls and Power Edges give these skis serious bite in hard snow despite their all mountain dimensions.
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The Black Diamond Verdict is back and better than ever - not just a powder ski - a true all mountain ski.


  • Formula One technology with three ribs and Torsion Box construction for maximum torsional stiffness
  • 3D Metal Sandwich with Titanal, paulownia wood core and ABS tapered sidewalls for race-like construction without the weight

Weather and Wind:

  • Designed for higher speeds, rougher conditions and longer turns than the Warrant; more hard-snow oriented than the Zealot


  • Made in China


  • [180 cm] 4.3 kg (9 lb 8 oz)
  • [164 cm] 130-100-118
  • [188 cm] 133-100-119
  • Skin-friendly, concrete protecting ABS tail protector
  • Semi-Rocker tip for easy turn initiation and crud-busting
  • [188 cm] 4.5 kg (10 lb)
  • P-Tex 4000 base
  • A Skiing magazine Gear Guide Official Selection
  • US shipments only
  • More playful than the Zealot, like a narrower AMPerage with metal
  • Rockered tip and tail with regular camber underfoot
  • Weights 4.3kg/9lb8oz (@180cm)
  • 100mm waist
  • Adaptable 102 mm waist and full camber for true all-mountain, go-anywhere skiing
  • Power edge

The Black Diamond Verdict Skis. A powerful, race-inspired ripper, the award-winning Verdict bridges big mountain and in-bounds skiing by handling firm on-piste snow as easily as it rules powder and chunked-up crud.

FEATURES of the Black Diamond Verdict Skis.
SPECIFICATIONS of the Black Diamond Verdict Skis.

Christy Sports (2013)

Black Diamond Verdict Ski - Men's: Bringing a new level of edge hold and terrain-absorbing dampness to the Black Diamond line, the redesigned Verdict is our true all-mountain machine. A 102 mm waist and full camber help you lay down powerful, solid turns through variable snow, on groomers or in powder. Our new 3D Metal Sandwich construction-a sidewall-style layup with Titanal sheets machined into BD's recognizable ribs and channels-provides stability at any speed. The semi-rockered tip keeps things manageable with easy turn initiation and effortless crud busting.

 •102 mm waist and full camber for true all-mountain, go-anywhere skiing.
•Semi-Rocker tip for easier turn initiation and crud busting.
•Designed for higher speeds, rougher conditions and longer turns than the Warrant, more hard-snow oriented than the Zealot.
nology with three ribs and Torsion Box Construction for maximum torsional stiffness.
•Optimal use: 30% soft snow / 70% hard snow


Take on the toughest terrain this winter with the Black Diamond Verdict. This power-housing, crud busting, redesigned all-mountain machine will have you shredding lines and tearing it up on groomers. Designed for high speeds, rougher conditions and longer turns than the Warrant, the Verdict is a 102 mm waist full cambered go-anywhere ski. Overall, Black Diamond's best offering for an all mountain ripper.

Semi-Rocker tip and flare tail give the Verdict an easy turn initiation and the power to bust over anything from crud to powder mounds. 3D Metal Sandwich with Titanal, paulownia wood core and ABS tapered sidewalls translates to race-like construction without the added weight. Formula One Technology with three ribs and Torsion Box Construction gives the Verdict maximum torsional rigidity while added metal to this newer model makes for a smoother flex pattern.

Optimal use: 30% soft snow / 70% hard snow

Way different than the Verdict of old, the Black Diamond Verdict Ski rocks a hybrid fun-shape to keep it stable and provide easy turning, even at low speeds. Designed as a slay-anything plank  that can handle everything from steep, icy chutes to epic tours, the Verdict boasts improved stability, dampening and durability for those days when you'd rather charge through the crud than steer around it.

Equipped with a rockered tip and tail and regular camber underfoot, the Verdict takes you to any terrain on the mountain and supplies a wickedly-fun ride through soft snow, groomers, techy terrain, and tight trees. Designed with Formula One 3D metal sandwich technology, the Verdict features heavyweight metal combined with lightweight construction for high-performance freeride results. Made with a Paulownia 3D CNC wood core, the Verdict has the strength and durability of poplar wood with the weight of balsa for lightweight performance. Its 8mm ABS sidewalls also provide durability and protection against mechanical damage or regular skier abuse. Oh, and this versatile, all-mountain ski features Power edges for superb freeride durability.

Evo (2014)
The fully redesigned Black Diamond Verdict Skis are back with a vengeance, thanks to brand-spankin' new core and rocker profiles from Black Diamond. The Verdict's newly rockered tip and tail keeps it stable and easy turning, even at low speed. The 3D Metal Sandwich Construction is a combination of Paulownia wood and ultra damp Titanal, for a super smooth, absorbent all mountain ride, even at high speeds. Hop on these bad boys and let the Verdict be known to all.

Sierra Trading Post
The jury is no longer out. Black Diamond Equipment's Verdict Alpine skis are guilty of floating effortlessly through powder and cutting through crud. Redesigned with 3D Metal Sandwich construction for a super-stable ride, the 102mm waist and semi-rockered tip offer easy turn initiation in variable snow.

Gearx (2014)

Dramatically different that the Black Diamond Verdicts of old, this all-new iteration gets a hybrid fun-shape inspired by the AMPerage to make it turn super easy, even at low speeds. When you’re ready to ramp it up, 3D Metal Sandwich construction gives it rail-solid edge hold and keeps it extremely damp when charging through manky snow.



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Actual Turn Radius @ Specified Length:23m (@180cm)
Base:P-Tex 4000
Base Material:Extruded
Binding DIN:N/A
Binding Included:no
Binding Weight Range:N/A
Bindings Included:No
Construction:Formula One Tech, 3D metal Sandwich, paulownia wood core, ABS Sidewall, Power Edge
Construction Type:Sidewall
Core Material:Wood w/ Metal Laminate
Dimension:136 x 102 x 123
Dimensions:131-100-118 (172 cm), 132-100-119 (180 cm), 133-100-119 188 cm)
Length:190 cm
Materials:3D metal sandwich with Titanal, paulownia wood core and ABS tapered sidewalls
Model #:BD11501800001701
Optimal use:50% soft snow / 50% hard snow
Rocker:Tip Rocker/Camber
Sizes:172 cm, 180 cm, 188 cm
Ski Gear Intended Use:Side Country / Backcountry
Special Features:3D Metal Sandwich Sidewall Construction
Tail Profile:Flared
Tail Style:Traditional
Tip:Semi-rocker, 236 mm (170 cm), 250 mm (180 cm)
Tip Style:264 mm Semi Rocker
Tip/Waist/Tail Widths:134/102/121 (@180cm)
Turn Radius:[164cm] 19 m, [172cm] 20 m, [180cm] 21 m, [188cm] 22 m
Turning radius:172 cm] 20 m, [180 cm] 21 m, [188 cm] 22 m
Type:Alpine Touring Skis
Waist Width:96-105mm
Warranty:One Year
Weight:[172 cm] 4.1 kg (9 lb 1 oz), [180 cm] 4.3 kg (9 lb 8 oz), [188 cm] 4.5 kg (10 lb)
What Binding is Included?:None
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So, even though I know this years version is pretty different than last years, I still think last years version has a few similarities that may be helpful.
Overall, this is a pretty burly ski. I'm coming from skiing on pretty playful and light skis, so take that with a grain of salt, but this ski has a lot of metal in it, it's on the damp/heavy side, and really does lay trenches through variable conditions pretty well, especially for it's width. I'm an east coaster, and I've been really pleased with how well this ski does on hardpack/ice.
I have noticed that the tails can get a tad hooked up if you're used to just effortless turning. You have to be in the drivers seat a tad more, especially in variable stuff.
Overall, a pretty fun, damp, fast ski that does great on east coast conditions.

Phil M at on 01/17/2014

I bought these skis for a one quiver setup, traveling. Put dynafit radical. I am comparing them to seven other skis I ride including amperage and convert. Thought it was gonna tour a 5 out of 10 but seemed more like a 8 out of 10. This ski can do it all I love it. Shorter tours, fast carving, charger, backwards, crud, sidecountry, bumps. Was also surprised because not too impressed with the amps (except in powder) and converts. Haven't really got a good test in powder but I feel it will handle as expected and I don't ski park.

Ben Rad at on 01/28/2014

loving this ski so far on the east coast; it's been a down snow year but have toured a bit and not as heavy as anticipated; performs pretty well on the hardpack/ice and what little crud i've been in so far; highly recommend; i'm 6'2, 170 and the 180 is working just fine

MARider at on 02/03/2014