blizzard rustler 9

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Blizzard Rustler 9

MSRP: $720.00

9.10/10

Freeskier Rating

Ski Lengths: 164 cm, 172 cm, 180 cm, 188 cm

Turn Radius: 18.5 m @ 188 cm

Ski Dimensions:

Tail
Tip
117.5
94
128

Buy Now — $720.00

If it ain’t broke, don’t fi x it. That’s the philosophy Blizzard took into the Rustler 9 for the third year running. Blizzard’s narrowest freeride ski remains one of the most playful and forgiving options in the all-mountain realm. Snappy turn initiation and reliable carving make it a machine on-piste, but a generous rocker profi le and smooth fl ex pattern drive the ability to make quick decisions in moguls and trees. Blizzard’s Carbon Flipcore DRT construction and shaped titanal layer is designed to reduce torsional rigidity in the tip and tail while bolstering stability underfoot. This makes for a reliable ride that won’t punish you if your technique gets sloppy after hours of zipperlines. It skis a little short, so don’t be afraid to size up.

FREESKIER tester thoughts:

“This beautiful beast is smoother than a stick of butter wrapped in silk dipped in Vaseline. Powerful and confi dent on-edge.”

“A very stable ski, one you can fall back on when you spend your whole paycheck at the Red Onion. This ski will be there for you to smash bumps and forget about how you will pay rent.”

Explore the 2022 FREESKIER Buyer’s Guide