The Blacklight 74 offers convincing performance on challenging alpine terrain as a high-end Speed touring ski at a minimalist 980 grams (165 cm). That makes the Blacklight one of the lightest touring skis in its class. This model was developed for fast, ambitious ski tourers who seek a light, easy-handling partner for technically difficult terrain. The name Blacklight combines the word “black” for its color, which also represents the 100% carbon construction, and the word “light,” meaning it is a very light ski with a luminescent characteristic. Blacklight is of course not only the product name but a promise. The ski is perfectly tuned technically, premium in design, and focused on the essentials. Speed. The Blacklight 74 has a 100% “UD” carbon top layer. UD is the abbreviation to describe the “uni” or one-directional arrangement of the fibers. Compared to classic carbon construction, UD carbon lends higher tensile strength and greater resilience while maintaining a lower density. The Blacklight 74 has a 100% premium Paulownia wood core. Thanks to its 3D construction, the ski lowers its total weight to reduce its swing weight in front of and behind the binding area to essentially reduce the overall weight of the ski. You get extremely stable ski handling despite its low weight. The rocker construction at the tip and tail and the sidecut are also adapted for each ski size – a unique feature in the ski touring market. This keeps the effective edge length equally proportional to each size, allowing it to function independent of the size. In order to guarantee the best possible power transfer on the ski, the Blacklight is constructed with a full ABS sidewall. In addition, the base has a special racing grind for even more speed. Blacklight 74 – Peak bagging at lightening speed.