Black Diamond Megawatt (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. At 120mm in the waist, the Megawatt sits firmly in the powder constellation of the ski galaxy. It features more contact length than BD's even fatter Gigawatt for added versatility in variable conditions. Massive tip rocker is there to keep the tips planing high. It utilizes a glass-wrapped " torsion box" wood core.