The Stigma is the narrowest ski in Black Diamond's Tour series. Tour series skis are designed with weight and efficiency in mind. The Stigma is also the lightest and most uphill-focused of the series. It's intended for long approaches, technical lines, and short turns. The Stigma uses a mix of carbon and fiberglass laminates, a paulownia wood core, and thinner sidewalls to find the balance between weight and downhill performance. Sandwich-sidewall construction improves this ski's integrity on hardpack. Metal tabs on the ski's tail improve compatibility with climbing skins. All of Black Diamond's skis are being built in a new, state-of-the-art, company-owned factory in China.