Blizzard Dakota

3.45 / 5
Rating
Aug 15, 2013
The Dakota returns for 2013/2014, with a shorter length offering (163 centimeters) and the same game-on construction. “This ski favors strong, aggressive women,” Minneci said. “It feels like a high-performing, wide Frontside ski.” Testers awarded the Dakota highest score for stability, lowest for playfulness. As with the other skis in the women’s Free Mountain series, the 108 millimeter-waisted Dakota features Flipcore 3D technology, which flips the wood core upside down, adding rocker without bending it into the twin tips. The construction includes full sandwich compound sidewalls and a poplar and bamboo wood core. Weatherbee said it’s not as forgiving in powder as other skis, but “it’s easy to turn in bumps and on the groomers.”

Dakota Specs

  • Category POWDER
  • Editors' Choice
  • MSRP $ 900
  • Price flat?
  • Gender Women's
  • Core Woodcore
  • Turning radius 27m at 177cm
  • Lengths (in cm) 163-170-177
  • Sidecut 134-108-122
  • Rating
    3.45
  • Carving
    3.14
  • Playfulness
    2.86
  • Versatility
    3.43
  • Stability
    4.00
  • Float
    3.83
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