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The Curated Take
The Blizzard Black Pearl is the best selling women's ski of all time and for good reason.
The Black Pearl's performance is satisfyingly classic in personality and suits a wide range of skiers from cautious intermediates to highly technical experts. It's just as happy a lower more casual speeds as it is a higher, more aggressive speeds. It's rockered tip gives easy turn initiation and compliance over variable snow and it loves to get up on edge and carve.
The 88mm underfoot waist width is right on the nose for an all mountain East to West capable ski for just about everything minus the deepest of powder. The width will find it's limit in about 4-6" of powder. Heavier and more aggressive skiers may find themselves wanting more power and backbone than what the current version of Black Pearl offers.
It's the perfect one ski quiver for the average woman who wants a high quality ski with a great reputation and personality for East to West skiing with the only the occasional powder day.
- Versatile to intermediate, advanced, and expert skiers
- Easy turn initiation, great high speed stability, and excellent carving properties
- Great long term durability, reliability, and performance for East to West skiing
- Very traditional style that's not particularly playful or freestyle oriented
- The 88mm waist width has limited floatation and will find it's limit around 4-6"
- Heavier and more powerful skiers will want more backbone
If you are looking for a ski that rips on groomers and cuts through crud but won’t bog you down in fresh snow, the Black Pearl 88 is your tried and true. The 88mm-waisted ski provides an unmatched level of versatility for intermediate to advanced skiers but is also strong enough for expert skiers who like to up the ante. Each ski is specifically designed by size to give that individual skier the experience they’re after, whether it’s casual cruising or laying it down. The TrueBlend Flipcore with a Women's Specific Design provides stability and strength, with a sidecut that can easily rotate between short, medium or long radius turns. Click in, have some fun and show 'em who's boss.