2016 Blizzard Samba
Tip and Tail Rocker, Slight Camber underfoot, flip core technology
Other Skis in Class:
*Nordica Santa Ana
*Head Great Joy
Environment of Conditions:
Varied - Chalky groomers, fresh, chopped up mank.
Runs taken: too many to count
Height/Weight: 5'6" 135 (ish)lbs
Average days on snow: 70+
Years Skiing: 30
Current Quiver: Head Super Joy, Rossignol SL, Scott TheSki, Blizzard Samba, Blizzard Sheeva, Nordica Wild Fire
What more can I possibly say about the 2016 Blizzard Samba that I haven’t already said about the previous 3 Sambas?
I expected to take the 2016 Samba for the spin and experience the same things I’ve loved about the previous Sambas from carving to moguls and everything in between, and I did except… is it possible that this Samba feels more nimble?
The 2016 Blizzard Flipcore line up on the mens side of the wall has included carbon tip and tail, while Blizzard says that the women’s side is unchanged this year.
This got me thinking: Is it possible that I’ve been without a Samba in my life long enough that this just feels more nimble compared to the skis I’ve been getting out on?
Is it possible that my skiing has changed while skiing on carvers the past few months?
Maybe, or maybe, just maybe, the 2016 Samba is everything that I love about previous Sambas, but better!
Conditions skied so far: Firm groomers (emphasis on firm), spring like mank, and unforgiving moguls.
Everything I skied with these just seemed effortless.
Being back on the Samba was like reuniting with my best friend and picking up right where we left off.