Black Diamond Havoc Ski Review
The Black Diamond Havoc skis like a much larger, heavier ski. I was impressed that a ski could be so light, yet ski so stable. It's solid at high speeds and carves the hard pack. The Havoc skis like most traditional alpine skis, which is rare for a ski described as "backcountry". It's a really stiff ski, so I would recommend using the Havoc with an AT setup, unless you really like to slam it on your tele turns. This would be a great ski to get if you want one ski for touring and the lifts.
(UPDATE: This would make a great tele ski with the rottefella ntn binding)
For a backcountry ski, the Havoc can do it all. It's light for climbing. The ski is wide for crud, slush, and wind blown snow. The Havoc is very rigid for punching through sun crust and agile and light for tight, jump turns on the steeps. The twin tip is nice, to get a little less drag when your exiting a turn.
I prefer a softer flexing ski in the powder. It floats fine, but the Havoc feels more like a two-by-four, then a ski. It would probably be more at home in the wet powder of the pacific northwest or sierras.
Buy the Black Diamond Havoc Skis
ONE SKI FOR ALPINE TOURING AND THE LIFTS