Blizzard Black Pearl

2016

Top Performer
Women's All-Mountain
Blizzard
Price: £420.00
Overall:
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Ease of use:
Ability Level Lower Advanced Lower Expert Lower Intermediate Upper Advanced Upper Expert Upper Intermediate
Sidecut 123-88-108
Turn radius 17m (166cm)
Lengths 152, 159, 166 (1,650g), 173
Construction Sidewall
Composite & Titanal lightweight woodcore
Tip & tail rocker
Strengths Powerful all rounder, smooth ride, high grip
Weaknesses Not super easy, takes time to engage with how it works

They say

At 88mm with a women’s specific Flipcore, the Black Pearl will elevate your game on trail and off. Its lightweight construction combined with early rise tip and tail and camber underfoot makes this ski amazing in all conditions.

We say

The Black Pearl is another all mountain ski that does a brilliant job of giving a secure, balanced all round performance. It gives out a smooth, classy ride and although doesn’t have the ultimate float in powder that some of the other skis we tested in this category has, it seems to drive through anything tricky with ease. On the piste the powerful construction works well, snapping out of the turns with a strong dose of acceleration. It’s a ski that takes time to learn, but it rewards with an awesome range of performance in all conditions.

Tester Comments

Steph Ede
Great ski, high in the category. Solid, reliable, versatile and fun
Rowena Phillips
Has a very smooth ride off piste, like silk over varying terrain