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Helio Recon 105 Ski

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The Helio Recon 105 excels at everything from technical lines to powder laps with the durability to withstand season after season of touring abuse. The 105mm ski combines a poplar wood core and ABS sidewalls, with dampening technology borrowed from the award winning Helio construction, to deliver smooth powerful performance.


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The Helio Recon 105 is the daily workhorse for the dedicated backcountry skier aiming to ski everything from technical lines to powder laps. The versatile 105mm waist, rockered profile with camber underfoot, and medium turning radius provide solid edge control in variable conditions and ample floatation in deep snow. Made in Austria, the poplar wood core and ABS sidewalls, combined with dampening technology borrowed from the award winning Helio construction, deliver a smooth, powerful ride. The Helio Recon 105 emphasizes touring and ski performance while withstanding season after season of abuse.

  • 105mm waist and medium turning radius excel in soft conditions
  • Rockered tip and tail and traditional camber underfoot
  • Made in Austria with a poplar wood core and ABS sidewalls
  • Added dampening technology borrowed from award winning Helio construction
  • Optimal Use: 70% soft snow, 30% hard snow


Tech Specs

Tech Specs

Series :   Helio Recon
Weight Per Pair :  
[165 cm] 3.2 kg (7 lb)
[175 cm] 3.4 kg (7 lb 8 oz)
[185 cm] 3.6 kg (7 lb 15 oz)
Dimensions :  
[165 cm] 131-105-118
[175 cm] 132-105-118
[185 cm] 134-105-119
Turn Radius :  
[165 cm] 20 m
[175 cm] 21 m
[185 cm] 22 m
Construction :   Poplar core, Pre-preg fiberglass layup



  • 2020 Powder Magazine Skier's Choice Award
    2020 Powder Magazine Skier's Choice Award


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Helio Recon 105 Ski is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 5.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Light and versatile two years of skiing on the Helio. It is quickly replacing most other skis for me in the backcountry.
Date published: 2020-04-06
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great on powder, tragic on crunch Skied 20 days in these now. They are so stiff, it is crazy. On powder days, they are great. Smooth, floating. But powder on crunch, or any variable condition, every bump is transferred straight to my leg. These skies have zero give. So, great skies of you only ride powder, no so great for PNW terrain.
Date published: 2020-03-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from these skis fricken rip never been compelled to write a gear review before but these are amazing. they arc groomers better than any powder ski i've spent time on, are incredibly playful but manageable in a wide variety of conditions, they even rip bumps. After just a few days on them I had the confidence to ski the most technical lines of my life and they were totally solid. Also light enough to not be a drag on the uphill. My one complaint is that they are exposing how sloppy my touring boots are, but I suppose theres an easy solution to that. Can't recommend enough. They made my friend tell me I "actually looked like a good skier"...
Date published: 2020-02-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very nice touring ski This is the damper, slightly heavier version of black diamonds 105 width touring skis. Although the carbon helio version is lighter with the carbon contruction, I like how this build feels better. I like the shape, it is easy to carve turns at the resort, and skis powder pretty well. Even in heavier, wetter, consolidated powder, it does just fine. I have a fritschi vipec binding on it and I love the combo. I mounted 3cm behind the recommended (BC) line and I am very happy so far.
Date published: 2020-01-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super skis! I have now skied on the Helio 105/185cm ten times and feel I can comment on their performance. I am 200#, and have been skiing professionally for 34 years in Colorado. I have skied the skis in hard pack and powder, and I find them to be predictable and smooth in any condition. On the hard pack they are smooth and stable, no chatter, and make controlled medium radius turns with ease. I have also enjoyed them in the moguls some as well. In the powder they are smooth and predictable and turn with ease giving me confidence to just plow ahead. Long ago I owned some BD skis and was disappointed so I was skeptical - glad I bought these! Great all arounder that is motivating me to get out and skin some laps! One "ski quiver" gets tossed around with these skis and I agree.
Date published: 2019-12-27
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