The versatile Black Pearl features Blizzard's Flipcore Technology, which flips the wood core upside down in the production process to create tip and tail rocker and slight camber underfoot without bending the ski. A sandwich compound construction and light wood core adds stability and hardsnow performance. "Steeps, bumps, hardpack… this ski sets you up over the sweet spot in every terrain choice," said Bremner. "A good combo of strong and snappy, gentle and smooth," added Alder.