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Blizzard Black Pearl 88 (2021)

2021 Women's Frontside Ski Review

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Brand: Blizzard

Model: Black Pearl 88



Specs

Tip / Waist / Tail (mm)

128-88-110

Lengths (cm)

147, 153, 159, 165, 171, 177

Radius (m)

14

Gender

Female

Symmetrical

Yes

Rocker Technology

Yes

Quickness / Maneuverability

4.35 / 5

Playfulness

4.3 / 5

Forgiveness

4.15 / 5

Hard Snow Performance

4.4 / 5

Crud Performance

3.85 / 5

Balance of Skills

4.15 / 5

Binding Included

Yes

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The 2021 Blizzard Black Pearl 88 Women's Frontside Ski
The 2021 Blizzard Black Pearl 88 Women’s Frontside SkiPhoto courtesy of Blizzard

Blizzard significantly revamped the core of its best-selling ski in an effort to give ladies what they were missing from the old Black Pearl 88: more versatility. The new True-Blend wood core includes stringers of denser wood strategically placed underfoot where you want the ski to be stiff, with less density in the tip and tail. The result: a Black Pearl 88 that’s still primarily a corduroy destroyer with a need for speed, but one that’s more playful and willing to switch up turn shapes and styles.

STRENGTHS: Stability at Speed, Hard-Snow Integrity

WEAKNESSES: Crud Performance, Versatility

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