Model: Black Pearl 88
Tip / Waist / Tail (mm)
147, 153, 159, 165, 171, 177
Quickness / Maneuverability
4.35 / 5
4.3 / 5
4.15 / 5
Hard Snow Performance
4.4 / 5
3.85 / 5
Balance of Skills
4.15 / 5
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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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