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2014 Blizzard Dakota Woman Ski

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Pros: Super fun on challenging terrain

Cons: Doesn't respond well when you don't show up to ski

Pros: Easy to ski in challenging terrain

Cons: Doesn't respond well when you don't show up to ski.

 

Product: Blizzard Dakota

Length Tested: 170 CM

Dimensions/Turn Radius: 25M 

Camber : Flip Core rocker, flat tail

Binding: Salomon Sth14

Mount point: Suggested (1cm fwd of previous year)

 

Environment & Conditions:

Location of Test:Squaw Valley

Number of Runs: Multiple 

Snow Conditions: Varied from firm AM, to spring corn, 

Demo or Own: Demo

 

Tester Info:

Username: Trekchick

Age: 47

Height/Weight: 5'6"

Ski Days/Season:85

Years Skiing:29

Aggressiveness:Finesse skier with a desire to be more aggressive

Current Quiver: Blizzard Samba, Scott TheSki, K2 Remedy 102, Nordica Wildfire, Blizzard Dakota

Home Area: Northstar and Squaw

Preferred Terrain: Trees, moguls, and the occasional groomer 

 

 

The Dakota was revamped for 2014 by taking metal out and moving the mount point forward.  For starters, the flex of this version of the Dakota is still the same hard charging ski that its predecessor was, But Better! I'm not sure if its the lack of metal or the movement of the mount point, but I found this Dakota to be much more nimble and easier to lay over when you're hitting groomers, but it still maintained the stability and strength that I love when I headed for the steeps and chutes.  

I'm not quite sure how Blizzard pulled this one off, but they took a ski I loved and made me love it more.  

Blizzard Dakota Act one gave a great performance, but Act 2 deserves a standing ovation. 

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2014 Blizzard Dakota Woman Ski
Description:

This women's ski is for all you ladies out there who "hate women's skis". The Dakota is a ski that will meet all your on-snow expectations. Super fun to ski & super stable. Bringing Flipcore to the women's free mountain line makes these skis perform above and beyond the competition. If you are looking to charge hard, and have fun at the same time this is the ski for you.

Details:
DetailValue
Lengths163, 170, 177
Dimensions134-108-122
Turn Radius25.5M @ 177
Constructionfull rocker
Core MaterialWood
Binding IncludedNo
Recommended Binding
Recommended usePowder
Binding TypeFlat
Recommended LevelExpert
Model Year2014
Models:
Model Name/TypeMPNEAN/UPC
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