Blizzard builds the rocker without bending the core, creating a naturally flexing, responsive ski that turns easily, resists high-speed chatter and shreds crud and pow
Light camber underfoot assists with grip on hardpack
Wood core is constructed like a sandwich with layers of precisely-milled strips reinforcing each other to create a lightweight, snappy ski with smooth and easy handling
A dual titanium laminate increases stiffness during the turn, adding power that aggressive skiers will love
Sidewalls direct power right to the edges of the skis, resulting in quick side-to-side response
98mm waists require bindings with wide brakes
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by IrondaddyfromEasily the BEST skis i have ever ownedSo I have been skiing a very very long time, 43 years to be exact, and have skied on so many different kinds of skis in all those years and after 6 days on these I only wish I had them sooner.
I Do NOT recommend these for super light, or novice skiers.
I HIGHLY recommend them for heavier, or more aggressive skiers as they will get the most out of them.
someone once described NYC as a city that needs to be ruled not governed and these skis are exactly the same way. If you ski them, rather than have them ski you, the rewards are many. If, however, you want to just ride them then they might be a bit much for you.
Carving is a dream. Once you get them on edge they don't want to get off the edge and as importantly they seem to make their own energy. I come out of a turn faster than when I went in. It requires a good dose of confidence to keep from trying to reign them in (something they decidedly do not want to do)
Front side skiing is really fun with them. I have skied them on East coast crust and ice and they held tight to hill. They also performed incredibly as the slope varied from crust, to ice to slush with the early rise, and 98mm underfoot.
When it dumps these boards are my go to foot extenders. The float is consistent across the length, and because they can handle both Piste and off-piste they work well in the transitions.
The BAD: The early rise gives them quite a bit of chatter when not on edge. If you are looking for Downhill skis these are most decidedly NOT them. They like fast, but fast only comes with an Edge if you want to feel stable.
All in all they are wonderful skis and I have compared them with my brother's Volkl Mantras and they match up almost identically with my Bonafides a bit stiffer in the tail, and a little more rise in the tip.
Date published: 2014-01-23
Rated 5out of5
by Downhill StanfromGreat skiI ski in the northwest, weigh about 170 lbs and like to push my limits. I have numerous skis including the Bushwacker, K2 Sidestash and Line Influence. These quickly became my go to skis. I agree with the earlier review, you need to drive these skis hard to enjoy them. If you want something lighter and more playful try the Blizzard Bushwacker.
Date published: 2014-01-27
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