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20cm 11cm 15cm 130.5mm 97.7mm 115.3mm 21.5mR 26° 53mm 11mm ° 35cm 172cm 92cm 45cm

Blizzard Samba

Women?s ski
Brand
Blizzard
Model
Samba
Category
Freeride
Weight
1866 gr
Waist
97.7 mm
Tested length
173 cm
Year
2013

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SFI (Ski Flex Index) 

5
5
5
5
4
Fri Flyt overall rating of Blizzard Samba:

7 / 10

Flotation:
7 / 10
Turning capabilities:
7 / 10
Stability at speed:
7 / 10
Technical info:
Samba has an elliptical design. This implies a radius that shortens toward the tips. Otherwise, these skis have medium-length turning radius, flex of average stiffness and rocker, and low camber the waist. A big setback provides great difference in width.

On snow:
The Samba is stable and floats well. This is a lightweight ski that performs surprisingly well; it can handle varying snow conditions and is easy to maneuver. But the overall verdict is still rather average. It feels anonymous, there is nothing about this ski that sets it apart. All in all, this is your run-of-the mill all-rounder. On a more positive note; you don't have to be wizard on skis to have fun with them.


Samba

Technical data:

Measured length
172 cm
Flex (relative stiffness)
SFI 55554
Brand
Blizzard
Model
Samba
Produced
Austria
Available lengths
159, 166
Contact length
92 cm
Rocker tail
35 cm
Rocker nose
45 cm
Side cut
137 cm
Taper tail
15 cm
Taper tip
20 cm
Setback (true center to narrowest point)
11 cm
Tested mounting point (true center to boot center)
11 cm
Max tail width
115.3 mm
Min waist width
97.7 mm
Max nose width
130.5 mm
Side cut radius
21.5 mR
Width difference nose vs. tail
15.2 mm
Surface area (one ski)
1833 cm2
Weight
1866 gr
Relative weight
1.02 gr/cm2
Hight tail tip
11 mm
Hight nose tip
53 mm
Angle nose tip
26°
Height of camber
2.6 mm

This sequence of numbers indicates stiffness. Each number corresponds to a part of the ski, from tail to tip. 5 equals the average
for this part and length of the ski. Lower values indicate softer skis, higher values stiffer.