I had the pleasure of talking to Blizzard Ski's Megan Burch at SIA in Denver to get a women's first hand perspective on the 2013 line up for women. For those of you who've read my review of the 2012 Blizzard Black Pearl, you will not find it surprising to know that I'm thoroughly excited about the expansion of Flipcore throughout the 2013 Blizzard Women's Freeride Line as well as the top end front side ski.
The additions to the line up include fresh new graphics that bring a feminine, yet not flowery look to the Flipcore series, but don't be fooled by the graphics, these skis are just what we have been asking for to ski the whole mountain.
- Viva 8.0 - The women's version of the Magnum 8.0, the Viva 8.0 brings Flipcore to the front side for someone looking for a versatile front size ski that tears up the groomers and holds its own when you are tempted to go off piste or rip the moguls.
- Black Pearl- the same construction as the men's Bushwhacker, but offered in a fresh graphic appealing to women, and a shorter size run for the petite woman who wants to tear up the whole mountain.
- Samba - Fresh graphics compliment this ski, with a little less metal than the men's Bonafide, but with the same sidecut and amazing Flipcore construction, offered in sizes down to 159, for the woman who wants to have as ski that can live in her car and be ready at any moment to charge the trees, shred the steeps and cruise the groomers.
*This ski is Trekchick's hot pick for 2013
- Dakota - the same construction as the men's Cochise, but offered with fresh graphics and a 170 length to give us the tool we need to Send It!!
I'm encouraged by companies like Blizzard Skis who are taking serious women skiers seriously, and I'm extremely excited about this line up.
Here's an interview that Philpug with Jed Duke covering their women's freeride line up for 2013
After you watch this clip, there's only one thing left to do ...
Order up a pair of your own and wait to hear the boys say,
"Did you see that chick? She knows how to Send it!"