Our Price $599.95
| MSRP $ 720.00
| In stock
A few years back, manufactures realized skiers skiing in ungroomed terrain, still need to ski back to the lift. And to do that, they must ski groomed terrain. So Blizzard designed a performance carving machine with an effortless freeride feel. They added carbon and FlipCore construction which enhances flotation and control because keeping the tips afloat through variable snow conditions provide instant turn initiation.
Be aware, the Black Pearl is available in different widths. The wider the waist width, the more it's designed for deeper snow. The 88 waist width is considered the best 50 groomed, 50 ungroomed slope ski. If you ski deeper snow more often, opt for the 98 waist width.
Specs- 126 x 88 x 110 with a 13m turning radius in a 159 cm.
Construction- Solid Popular Beech woodcore construction with a layer of carbon to help reduce vibration while improving grip.
W.S.D. Carbon FlipCore- W.S.D. FlipCore is a revolutionary rocker technology specificly designed for women and offers a natural flex, incredible floatation in powder snow and excellent stability. The natural rocker shape is produced without having to bend or artificially shape the ski in a press. The end result is a new level of stability together with even pressure distribution on the ski.. Carbon is then added to the tips and tails to help cur down on vibration.
Sidewalls- The ABS sidewall built into the ski construction and provides improved transmission of skier's movements to edge with constant pressure along the entire length of the ski giving greater stability of the entire length for maximum carving performance.
RCR rocker- The Black Pearl 88 has rocker tip and tails with middle camber. This reduces the pressure on the edge at the tip and tail makes the ski easier to handle especially in powder snow. But the mid section camber guarantees to give you great grip on packed snow.
Dampening- Blizzard put a layer of carbon for a simple reason, to absorption vibrations! Because as you get better, you ski more aggressively creating more vibration, especially on groomed runs.
Warranty- One full year.
Sorry, we can not ship Blizzard products outside the USA.
Black Pearl 88 ski sizing recommendations- 152 cm- 100 to 115 lbs.
159 cm- 115 to 130 lbs.
166 cm- 130 to 150 lbs.
173 cm- 150+ lbs.
When between sizes, go up in length if you are taller than average and down a length if you are shorter than average.
Our Comments- The Blizzard Black Pearl 88 is precision and power blended together into one ski. It won an award in "Ski Magazine Best in Test" and is probably one of the best "Do Everything and Anything" skis available today. It's a ski made for ungroomed runs and powder but yet carves and is stable in turns on the groomed runs.
Living in Illinois, I ski southern WI a lot and take one or two trips a year to the mountains. Preferably Aspen or Vail. When in the mountains I like to cruise blue runs and challenge myself on a black run now and then. The Black Pearls handle everything well beyond what I expected. Does anyone want an old pair of Volkls?