Women / ALL MOUNTAIN FREERIDE / Cod. 8A913600001

BLACK PEARL 88 (FLAT)

As the world's best selling women's ski, the Black Pearl 88 shines as the versatile, all-around ski offering the ultimate ride through all types of terrain. With an 88 mm waist, and a women's specific Carbon Flipcore W.S.D. construction, the Black Pearl 88 performs on groomers, in the trees, through bumps and in powder. Its lightweight construction, early rise tip and tail, and camber underfoot make this ski a go-to for ripping female skiers as well as those looking for the confidence to up their game.

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SHORT TURN

Large turns

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FAST

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Construction: Sandwich Compound Sidewall (Carbon)Carbon Flipcore W.S.D. Technology
Rocker: Rocker-Camber-Rocker

SIZE

SIZES / DIMENSION

sizes (cm) 145 152 159 166 173
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radius (m) 11 12 13 14 15.5
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11 m

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12 m

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13 m

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14 m

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15.5 m

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SIZE GUIDE

HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT SKI LENGTH

Determining the right ski length is not as simple as plugging in your height and weight. Although these are great factors to provide a starting point, there are other factors such as snow conditions, preferred terrain, ski category, and personal preference that should also be taken into account.

The general rule is for your skis to measure somewhere between your chin and the top of your head. With expert level skiers often choosing skis slightly above their head.

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Height
(ft & in)
Height
(cm)
Suggested
Ski Lenghts
4’0” 122 100-110
4’2” 127 110-120
4’4” 132 120-130
4’6” 137 125-135
4’8” 142 130-140
4’10” 147 135-145
5’0” 152 140-155
5’2” 158 145-165
5’4” 163 150-170
5’6” 168 155-175
5’8” 173 160-180
5’10” 178 165-185
6’0” 183 150-185
6’2” 188 175-193

Once you have determined your recommended ski size range, now you need to decide if you prefer a longer ski or a shorter ski. In general shorter skis will be easier to maneuver while longer skis will be more stable. Narrower carving skis with smaller turn radiuses and full camber can be skied shorter, while wider all mountain and freeski skis with more rocker can be skied longer. Rockered skis have a shorter contact length with the snow which makes it easier to pivot and steer, however we recommend sizing up skis with a lot of rocker in order to maintain stability.Below are several reasons to help you make this decision.

GO SHORTER, CLOSER TO YOUR CHIN IF:
  • You are a beginner-intermediate level skier
  • You prefer making shorter/quicker turns
  • You are looking for a carving ski
GO LONGER, CLOSER TO THE TOP OF YOUR HEAD IF:
  • You are an advanced-expert level skier
  • You like skiing fast and making longer turns
  • You mostly ski off trial
  • You are looking at a ski with a lot of rocker

SIZE GUIDE

HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT SKI SIZE FOR YOUR CHILD

The right size ski for your child is best calculated by their height and weight.
The general rule for junior skis is that they should measure somewhere between the child's chest and nose.

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Age Height
(in)
Height
(cm)
Weight
(lbs)
Weight
(kg)
Suggested
Ski Lenghts (cm)
3 37 94 31 14 70-80
4 40 102 35 16 80-90
5 43 109 40 18 90-100
6 45 114 46 21 100-110
7 48 122 50 23 100-110
8 50 127 57 26 110-120
9 53 135 63 29 120-130
10 55 140 70 32 120-130
11 57 145 79 36 130-140
12 59 149 89 40 140-150
13 61 156 100 45 140-150
14 64 163 110 50 150-160

Follow these simple steps to make the right selection:
1) Determine your child's height and weight.
2) Find your child's height on the below chart.
3) If your child's height is between two of the listed heights, find their weight and proceed as follows:

• If child is light for their height, use the shorter height. (This will result in a shorter ski recommendation)
• If child is heavy for their height, use the taller height. (This will result in a longer ski recommendation)

1) Once the correct height has been determined, follow that row across to the suggested ski length column.
1) Within the suggested ski length range there are several reasons to size up or down. See below chart for recommendations in making this decision.

SIZE SHORTER, CLOSER TO CHEST IF:
  • Child’s weight is less than average for their height.
  • Child is a novice level and/or cautious skier.
  • Child likes to make quick short turns.
  • Child is still developing turning skills.
SIZE LONGER, CLOSER TO THE NOSE IF:
  • Child’s weight is more than average for their height.
  • Child’s ability level is advanced.
  • Child likes to ski fast.
  • You are looking at a ski with early rise or powder rocker.
  • You are looking to have “room to grow”. We do not recommend going longer than your child’s suggested size range.
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CONFIGURATOR

This is intended to get you in the general vicinity of the correct size for you. Other factors such as weight, strength, and how aggressively you ski, as well as turn shape and speed (see below) will also play a role in size selection. Your local specialty retailer will ultimately be able to make the best size recommendation.

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carbon flipcore wsd

The W.S.D. (Women's Specific Design) Construction offers the perfect blend of lightweight without sacrificing performance. A Uni-Directional carbon layer integrated into a light sandwich construction ensures lightness, stability, smooth flex and torsional rigidity for an all around versatile and confidence inspiring ride.

lite core

Wood cores that is naturally strong but lightweight are strategically constructed for maximum performance while reducing weight.

rocker camber rocker

Specifically designed rocker in the tip and tail with camber underfoot increases the carving character on groomed trails while maintaining flotation off the slopes.