Frontside Skis

Blizzard Black Pearl 88 (2020)

2020 Women's Frontside Ski

Brand: Blizzard

Model: Black Pearl 88


Overall Rating: 3.9


Specs

Tip / Waist / Tail (mm)

126-88-111

Lengths (cm)

145, 152, 159, 166, 173

Radius (m)

14

Flotation

3 / 5

Quickness / Maneuverability

4.1 / 5

Playfulness

4.2 / 5

Forgiveness

3.9 / 5

Hard Snow Performance

4.2 / 5

Crud Performance

3.9 / 5

Balance of Skills

3.8 / 5

Gender

Female

Level

Advanced


2020 Blizzard Black Pearl 88
The blue 2020 Blizzard Black Pearl 88.Photo courtesy of Blizzard

The Black Pearl 88 may not be on top this year, but it still rips. Testers praised the Black Pearl for its dependability on groomers and in the crud. Blizzard’s women-specific technology in the lightweight sandwich construction, soft flex, and friendly turning radius continue to make this a ski that will change many women’s lives. Our testers just wished the uni-directional carbon layer in the ski didn’t make the Black Pearl 88 so single-minded. 

STRENGTHS: Hard Snow, Stability at Speed

WEAKNESS: Versatility