Gear Review: Black Pearl Skis // Ski Reviews
The Blizzard Black Pearl is back again and remains a best seller for the strong intermediate to expert skier who is craving for adventure and excitement on the slopes. If you like to ski it all and are looking for one ski to do it all, the Women's Black Pearl Skis are a great choice this season!
I got a chance to take out the Black Pearl skis on a bluebird day up at Stowe Mountain Resort (a rare occurrence) and I was blown away by the performance and handling capabilities. The Black Pearl uses Blizzard's Flipcore 3D Rocker to give the ski a lively and stable feeling. Rocker in the tip and tail will give you smooth turn initiation, floatation in light powder and a cleaner ride in the bumps and crud. Camber underfoot will give you a locked in feeling on long carves, rebound, and power for when it’s time to spring into your next turn.
From the fresh early morning corduroy to the afternoon choppy snow of Stowe, I had no issues handling the varied terrain on these skis. A layer of bamboo in the core adds a very lively but stable feel with every turn. The 88mm waist will give you some float in the powder but it excels on the runs that are freshly groomed or even if they have some bumps or crud on them.
If you are looking for a ski that will help you become a better skier in any snow condition and be a great value, the Blizzard Black Pearl is a ski for you. It is the most versatile ski in the Blizzard women’s line up. On both coasts, the Black Pearl is a proven performer for intermediate to expert women alike.