Blizzard Black Pearl 88

2018

Women's All-Mountain
Blizzard
Price: £460.00
Overall:
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Ease of use:
Ability Level Upper Intermediate Lower Advanced Upper Advanced Lower Expert Upper Expert
Sidecut 126-88-110
Turn radius 13m (159cm)
Lengths 152, 159 (1,450g), 166, 173
Construction Sidewall
Lightweight woodcore
Top & tail rocker
Strengths Really powerful, but easy to use. Great fun in a variety of conditions
Weaknesses Some skiers might find it quite hard work if they are less confident

They say

The new Blizzard Black Pearl 88 is a fantastic option for the strong intermediate to aggressive skier who will be making smooth turns on the groomers, skiing some powder, and zipping through the bumps.

We say

The Black Pearl is a fantastically well balanced ski which is easy to read through the turn. It’s effortless to initiate the turn, and once committed the nicely balanced shape and even flex make it predictable and smooth through the arc. It also loves to charge, feeling like it wants to build energy and speed in every turn, for skiers who love giving it 100% on groomed runs, this is a great choice, strong grip and a reactive sidecut combine to give a very high level of performance. In deeper, off piste conditions the wide platform helps, and again, it likes to blast through all conditions.

Tester Comments

Lynn Mill
A traditional shape and even flex make this ski a comfortable ride. Very predictable as it is stiff along its length
Rowena Phillips
Easier to initiate turns off piste, which make it ideal for narrow gullies or in the trees, nice and stable on piste