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2014 Blizzard Samba Woman Ski Reviews

Trekchick

Still doing the Samba

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Pros: Extremely versatile

Cons: Hmmmm,

Product: 2013 Blizzard Samba Length/size Tested:  166 cm Sidecut 131/98/116mm TR: 19M   Tip and Tail Rocker, Slight Camber underfoot, flip core technology   Environment of Conditions: Varied - Chalky groomers, 18" fresh, chopped up mank. Runs taken:  too many to count   Tester Info: Age: 47 Height/Weight: 5'6" 135 lbs Average days on snow:  60+ Years Skiing:  27   Aggressiveness: The moderate side of aggressive.   Anyone who's read my reviews over the past year know that I've been wow'd by the Black Pearl, Samba, and Dakota from Blizzard Ski's Women's Flipcore line.  While they all have a place in a nice...
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dinochappeau

I knew it was love...

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Pros: rips, floats, turns, jumps, does anything you want it to

Cons: best for short radius turns, doesn't bite on ice

I've been skiing seriously for only seven years but dove in head-first when the opportunity arose. I'm in my fourth year of ski instruction, teaching at my third resort. I ski a lot. 50% on piste, 50% off piste. And this was the most fun I've ever had skiing. Lucky me got to demo these skis on a fresh 8" pow day and DANG they changed everything! Medium flex for quick turns that are easy to engage, fast to respond, and ready to release when you are. They dip, jump, and float on the sweet pow, but are ready to charge the groomers too. I was hesitant to pick up such a fatty ski with not much apparent sidecut but was pleasantly surprised. The early rise rocker allows for a longer ski length...
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