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Blizzard Samba Skis - Women's 2014

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Blizzard Samba Skis - Women's 2014
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Blizzard Samba Skis - Women's 2014

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One of the most powerful, hard charging women's all mountain skis on the market, the Blizzard Samba Skis are the perfect combination of rocker for soft snow days and healthy camber underfoot for strong edging power. At 98 mm underfoot, the Blizzard Samba can go from skiing 6 inches of pow, to the groomers, and back to thrashed powder remains without missing a beat.
Rocker Type
3D Tip-Tail Rocker - Mild tip and tail rocker with camber underfoot for a balance of soft snow performance and strong edging and carving.
Core
Flipcore 3D Technology - Unlike most other companies, who start with a cambered core and "bend" it in the mold to create a rockered ski, Blizzard starts with a rockered core and components in the first place - everything goes into the press in the same shape as it comes out. Sound like marketing BS? Sure, except for the fact the the Flipcore skis have received almost universal praise from experts in their short time on the market. Maybe Blizzard is onto something here . . .
 
Poplar ISO-Woodcore with Bamboo Stringers
Laminates
Double Quadrax reinforcement
Sidewalls
Sandwich Compound Sidewall (Isocore)
Base
Strong Graphite Base
Binding Compatibility
We recommend a brake width equal to or at most 15 mm wider than the ski waist width.

Specs

  • Terrain: All-Mountain, Powder
    All-Mountain
    All-mountain skis are designed to handle anything you throw at them including powder, ice, groomers, steeps, heavy snow, and everything in between, but they aren’t necessarily a master of any one terrain. If you’re only going to own one ski to do it all, this is what you want. All-mountain skis generally have what we call mid-fat waists that range from 80-110 mm.
    Powder
    These skis are for the deep days. If you like to find powder stashes at your local resort, go on backcountry missions for the freshest of fresh or heli ski trips to BC, powder skis are what you need to stay afloat. Skis in the powder category are wide and most often have some form of rocker or early rise plus a relatively soft flex. Many powder skis today are versatile enough to handle mixed conditions and harder snow.
  • Ability Level: Intermediate-Advanced
    Intermediate-Advanced
    The majority of skiers/snowboarders fall into this level, whether you like to carve on groomers or venture into the powder. These skis/snowboards may be somewhat wider than beginner-intermediate skis, usually with a stronger wood core and sandwich sidewall construction. Depending on the type of ski, intermediate-advanced level skis may have full camber, rocker, or some combination of the two.
  • Rocker Type: Rocker/Camber/Rocker
    Rocker/Camber/Rocker
    Rocker/Camber/Rocker skis have the playfulness and float of a rockered ski as will as the added edge hold of a cambered ski. The contact points on skis with this profile are closer towards the middle of the ski than a fully cambered ski, but still not underfoot. The cambered midsection provides a longer effective edge on hardpack, increasing edge hold and stability, while the rockered tip and tail provide floatation in deeper snow and allow the ski to initiate and release from turns easier.
  • Turning Radius: Medium
    Medium
    17-22 m radius is best for all-mountain and park & pipe.
  • Core/Laminates: Bamboo, Wood
  • Tail Type: Partial Twin Tip
    Partial Twin Tip
    Partial twin tip skis have a tail that is turned up, but not as much as the tip. This gives you the ability to ski backwards and back out of tight spaces, but these skis are mainly designed to ski forward.
  • Ski Awards: 2014 Powder Magazine Skier's Choice, 2014 Ski Magazine Gold Medal Gear, 2014 Skiing Magazine Official Selection
  • Series: Free Mountain
  • Warranty: 1 Year
Size (cm) 152 159 166 173
Tip Width (mm) 131 131 131 131
Waist Width (mm) 98 98 98 98
Tail Width (mm) 116 116 116 116
Turning Radius (m) 20
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