Black Diamond Gigawatt (2012)
Redesigned for Winter 2011-12, Black Diamond's Power Series is a collection of eight skis designed with the downhill experience--inbounds, slackcountry, heli, or cat--in mind. Power Series skis are built to hang during short skin missions, but the brand's Efficient Series is better for full-day tours and overnights. The Gigawatt is the fattest of the bunch, made for maximum float and stability in the deepest powder. It incorporates full-length rocker and utilizes a glass-wrapped " torsion box" wood core.