Blizzard Black Pearl

2013

Top Performer
Women's Freeride
Blizzard
Price: £439.00 (Including Bindings )
Overall:
Off piste long turns:
Off piste short turns:
On piste:
Steeps:
Ease of use:
Ability Level Lower Advanced Lower Expert Upper Advanced Upper Expert
Sidecut 125-88-110
Turn radius 18 (173)
Lengths 152, 159, 166, 173
Construction Flipcore
Tip and tail rocker
3D sidewall
Strengths Great adaptability and smooth flex. Superb build quality
Weaknesses Could be wider for better flotation in deep conditions

They say

The Black Pearl uses the Flipcore technology we’ve seen in the award winning Cochise.

We say

This takes the internal construction of the ski and flips it over so, giving it a natural rocker shape. The Black Pearl is surprisingly easy to use in deep conditions. It floats up instantly, and is effortless in direction changing. For its width, we were surprised at how effortless it was in deeper snow. On piste it’s very strong, with lots of edge grip and a classy, smooth flex. A great ski that works beautifully on and off piste

Tester Comments

Rowena Phillips
A high-performance, no-nonsense ski for women who like to go big off piste. Powerful ski with a stiff tail