Page Type Gear Review
Object Title Mira
Manufacturer Black Diamond
Page By peakwolf
Page Type Oct 3, 2002 / Oct 3, 2002
Object ID 500
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Two years ago we set out to create what we felt would be the best backcountry ski every made. The result was the Mira. Semi-fat and just screaming backcountry performance, the Mira is a versatile ski with a Densolite core, forgiving sidecut and stable platform. You can go big, go steep, go deep—all the while relishing the Mira’s feather-light weight and smooth, yet agile, response to your every move. Again, this is a versatile ski—last year we saw the Mira go everywhere from Antarctica to Mt. Hood and heard only accolades about the way she performed. There’s a definite free-ride flavor to the Mira and it shines through off piste as you wind your way through volumes of terrain and varying snow conditions. We guarantee you’ll be blown away by the shape, the feel and the endorphin-driven experience of the Mira.

Dimensions: 112/79/102 mm

Weight: 3.05 kg (6 lb 11 oz) per pair (size 175)

Lengths: 162, 175, 188 cm

(Black Diamond description)


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peakwolf - Oct 4, 2002 11:01 am - Voted 5/5

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I bought these skis last year because I was tired of face plants when my Tua Big Easies augered into the snow with depth hoar or really deep powder. I didn't expect these skis to do well on hardpack but I was happily surprised that they can handle that as well as ski like a dream in powder. They also cut through crud quite well. I have taken them to British Columbia powder and used them for both winter skiing and spring ski mountaineering in Colorado. They have been awesome. I would suggest skiing these babies short. I am using the 162's and usually ski 170 to 180 cm skis. They still hold me up even with my big old ski pack, and have even saved me from many depth hoar craters (but not all). I picked these out of the super fat selection from last season because they are lighter than many of the others out there. They don't float quite as well as the Work Stinx, but they are lighter and I believe they hold an edge in the bad stuff a lot better. One caution, you probably need some pretty stiff tele boots to work these. They work great with the Scarpa T1's but they are also workable with newer model T2's. I have not tried them with anything else.

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