The Black Pearl celebrates a victory trifecta this season, scoring an Editors’ Choice award three years in a row. Blizzard adds a new lightweight construction this season to the 88-mm-waisted ski called Carbon Flipcore, an addition of carbon added to the original Flipcore, a process that “flips” the core upside down during production to create tip and tail rocker and slight camber underfoot without bending. “It’s the glass slipper in the All-Mountain Front category,” says Johnson. “It fits any skier beautifully.” 

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