Route 95

Black Diamond Route 95

Black Diamond
Route 95
1530 gr
95 mm
Tested length
173 cm

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SFI (Ski Flex Index) 

Fri Flyt overall rating of Black Diamond Route 95:

8 / 10

Hard snow:
8 / 10
Soft snow:
8 / 10
7 / 10
Technical info:
Route is the new series from Black Diamond. It consists of three models, with the 95 being the medium version when it comes to width. The low tip has an acute angle, which can be a disadvantage on the ascent. The front ski is relatively soft and it has a fairly long setback with a moderate mounting. This means that the narrowest point is just behind the foot. The transition between rocker and taper is smooth and the carve zone is even, with a 19 metre turning radius. The specific weight of 0.86 is average in this company. This is the cheapest ski in this category, less than half the price of the most expensive model.

On snow:
Route 95 feels stable at speed and versatile, not unlike previous models from the same brand. It is a little shaky on hard snow, but, all in all, Route performs well in short and big turns, at high and low speed in shifting conditions. These are typical features for skis that are not super light, with even flex and smooth transitions between rocker, taper and camber. Black Diamond Route 95 is an allrounder. A good choice if you only want one pair of skis.

Route 95

Technical data:

Measured length
175 cm
Flex (relative stiffness)
SFI 54434
Black Diamond
Route 95
Available lengths
163, 183
Contact length
117 cm
Rocker tail
24 cm
Rocker nose
33 cm
Side cut
128 cm
Taper tail
19 cm
Taper tip
27 cm
Setback (true center to narrowest point)
14 cm
Tested mounting point (true center to boot center)
9 cm
Max tail width
112 mm
Min waist width
95 mm
Max nose width
123 mm
Side cut radius
19 mR
Width difference nose vs. tail
11 mm
Surface area (one ski)
1786 cm2
1530 gr
Relative weight
0.86 gr/cm2
Hight tail tip
14 mm
Hight nose tip
45 mm
Angle tail tip
Angle nose tip
Height of camber
5 mm

This sequence of numbers indicates stiffness. Each number corresponds to a part of the ski, from tail to tip. 5 equals the average
for this part and length of the ski. Lower values indicate softer skis, higher values stiffer.