While the ski industry in general is slowly waking up to the beauty of ski touring, it’s fair to say that Utah-based Black Diamond aren’t shy of the backcountry. In fact, you’ll not find a single piste ski in their entire ski quiver. For that reason, we’re always stoked to see them launch a new ski range. That’s certainly the case with their all-new Impulse range of skis.
“You’ll not find a single piste ski in their entire ski quiver”
This new range of skis from Black Diamond replaced the old Boundary Pro range. These skis sat in the freeride / all-mountain ski category but, as the name suggests, they were positioned towards the professional / expert market with a stout flex and large turn radius.
The Impulse range also sits within the freeride / all-mountain ski category but has a much more approachable flex rating and shorter turn radius, making it a bit more accommodating for a range of skiers – from advanced to expert.
The new Impulse range consists of three different shapes; the Impulse 98, 104 and 112. All the skis feature a pretty similar shaping profile, with a good amount of tapering in the tips and a touch less in the tails. In terms of rocker profiles, you’ve got a standard rocker, camber, rocker mix throughout the range, with the 112 sporting a good deal more early rise for soft snow performance.