2023 Blizzard Black Pearl 82

Ski Stats

Sidecut 121/82/105
Radius 13.5m @ 159cm
Lengths 145,152,159,166,173
Weight 1490g @ 166cm
MSRP $720
The Black Pearl 82 underwent the TrueBlend make-over last season, a fairly complex process given that the model’s sidecut remained a constant. What changed was how high-density beech and low-weight poplar are scattered across the core to create a perfectly balanced flex for every size. Once committed to this level of customization, Blizzard went ahead and synchronized the baseline, sidecut and flex for every length, which in the case of the Black Pearl 82 is a lot (145cm - 173cm). A key component in the Woman Specific Design of the Pearl 82 is a dash of Titanal underfoot which helps this off-trail design hold its own on hardpack. Combined with the new flex pattern, the Titanal’s effect on edge grip extends beyond its actual dimensions. While this still doesn’t convert the Pearl 82 into a full-on carver - where is the elevated platform or the tight-waisted shape? - it won’t wimp-out on groomers.

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