The Black Pearl 82 loves winter’s cold days, when trees are covered in frost and temperatures demand layers.
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2023 Blizzard Black Pearl 82
The Black Pearl 82 loves winter’s cold days, when trees are covered in frost and temperatures demand layers. Versatility, quickness and edge grip are the hallmarks of the Black Pearl 82. An all-mountain sidecut and reduced rocker profile make them easy to ski, while Carbon Flipcore W.S.D. technology smooths the ride and grips hard snow. At 82 mm underfoot, the Black Pearl 82 hits the sweet spot so you can rip bumps, dodge through trees or carve the groomers with ease.
If you are a seasoned skier learning new skills, or a twice a year veteran taking on new challenges both on and off piste, you will probably fall into this category. Skis for this individual will usually be designed with a stronger wood core and sandwiched-sidewall construction. They will generally also offer both a wider profile and stiffer flex than a beginner - intermediate ski.
An all mountain ski is engineered to be dependable in most terrains you have in mind. This could include heavy snow, steeps, font-side groomers, ice, and powder. If you have one ski in your quiver, this would be a good choice.
Freeride skis will be wider underfoot, but not as fat as a powder ski. They will perform well off piste but will still be dependable on the groomers. You'll definitely see these skis with a tip rocker, but cambered underfoot; helping them float in deeper snow, yet keeping a grip on piste.
Rocker / Camber / Rocker
A rocker/camber/rocker profile has both the playfulness and float of a rockered ski while adding the edge hold of a cambered ski. This profile moves the front and rear contact points medial, but still not under your boot. A rocker/camber/rocker profile is excellent for an all mountain ski, giving you float in deeper snow and crud, with a good edge hold on piste.