Link

Link

Model
Link
Category
Touring
Weight
1700 gr
Waist
105 mm
Tested length
180 cm
Year
2016

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SFI (Ski Flex Index) 

5
5
4
3
4
Fri Flyt overall rating of Link:

8 / 10

Hard snow:
7 / 10
Soft snow:
8 / 10
Weight:
8 / 10
Technical info:
Despite ongoing speculations about the future of Black Diamond, the Salt Lake City brand continues to produce new models. This is a medium wide ski with a pretty long rocker. The wood core is reinforced with fibreglass. The three dimensional construction gives a low weight and a relatively soft flex, especially in the front ski. Medium long turning radius.

On snow:
Link is a ski that keeps what it promises. It is not extreme in any way, but is very versatile. It feels stable and a little heavy, even though the total weight suggests otherwise. A lot of weight lies in the tip. The edge grip on hard snow isn´t that good, but in return it turns well in all kinds of soft snow. It is a good alternative if you are looking for an all-season ski touring model.


Link

Technical data:

Measured length
182 cm
Flex (relative stiffness)
SFI 55434
Model
Link
Produced
Austria
Available lengths
172,180,188
Contact length
116 cm
Rocker tail
30 cm
Rocker nose
36 cm
Side cut
122 cm
Taper tail
25 cm
Taper tip
35 cm
Setback (true center to narrowest point)
14 cm
Tested mounting point (true center to boot center)
9 cm
Max tail width
117 mm
Min waist width
105 mm
Max nose width
133 mm
Side cut radius
22.00 mR
Width difference nose vs. tail
16 mm
Surface area (one ski)
2020 cm2
Weight
1700 gr
Relative weight
0.84 gr/cm2
Hight tail tip
22 mm
Hight nose tip
65 mm
Angle tail tip
10°
Angle nose tip
21°

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.