Black Diamond Verdict

3.42 / 5
Rating
Aug 15, 2013
The Verdict gets a facelift for 2013/2014 and the latest model scored its highest marks for versatility. "This ski has a good blend of capabilities for an All-Mountain ski if your resorts gets lots of snow," said Dittmar, a Utah native. "It's bred for powder, but it's no slouch in bumps or on the groomers." The Verdict still has a race-like construction, including Black Diamond’s 3D metal sandwich construction, which combines Titanal sheets, lightweight paulownia wood and tapered sidewalls. A 100-millimeter waist plus tip and tail rocker add flotation and maneuverability, while three visible ribs increase torsional stiffness. "It likes going fast but not turning fast," Gaudet said. "It's a good shape for varying conditions."

Verdict Specs

  • Category ALL MOUNTAIN
  • Editors' Picks
  • MSRP $ 799
  • Price flat?
  • Gender Men's
  • Core Woodcore, titanal
  • Turning radius (in m) 21m at 180cm
  • Lengths (in cm) 164-172-180-188
  • Sidecut 132-100-119
  • Rating
    3.42
  • Carving
    3.00
  • Playfulness
    3.60
  • Versatility
    3.80
  • Stability
    3.20
  • Float
    3.50
Verdict - Black Diamond
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