Blizzard Rustler 11 Skis 2017-2018
All-new for 2017-18, this ski simply blew our testers away. “This is the ski,” said one tester. “Fun, fun, fun. Versatile, jibby, smeary, sends, stomps, super poppy and easy to maneuver… it’s the poster-board freeride ski, an absolute hero.” A blend of balsa, paulownia, poplar and beech wood provide stellar weight savings, dampening, spring and torsional rigidity. Titanal underfoot and sandwich sidewall construction together yield stability and power. Two full-length layers of carbon-fiberglass reinforcement with even more carbon in the tips and tails brings about rock-solid stability and, again, weight savings. A rocker-camber-rocker profile provides for easy handling and waist- widths change by size, i.e. the longer the ski, the wider the waist. “This is the definition of a quiver-killer to a T,” said another tester.