2017-18 Blizzard Black Pearl 78
The Blizzard Black Pearl 78 is the narrowest and most on-piste-focused of Blizzard’s popular women’s freeride series. Featuring the same updated and incredibly lightweight Carbon Flipcore construction of the wider Black Pearls and Sheevas, but with a svelte 78mm waist, the Black Pearl 78 is faster edge-to-edge than its sisters, and is a more precise hard snow tool. Blizzard’s new Carbon Flipcore lightens the overall weight of the ski by 15-20%, while keeping the skis stable and reliable in all snow conditions. A rockered tip and tail deliver lightning-quick turn initiation, while underfoot camber and a stout poplar-beech woodcore with a Ti binding interface deliver power and grip on the hardest of surfaces. That rocker also helps increase user-friendliness, helping the Black Pearl 78 appeal to intermediate women as well as more demanding advanced skiers looking to dominate the mountain. MSRP $600.