Blizzard R Power Full Suspensi

2011

On-Piste Carvers
Blizzard
Price: £799.00 (Including Bindings )
Overall:
Ability Level Lower Advanced Lower Expert Upper Advanced Upper Expert
Sidecut 113-68-97
Turn radius 17 (174)
Lengths 167, 174, 181
Construction Carbon Power Booster
Piston oil dampening system
Magnesium Powerframe
Strengths A very powerful, grippy ski. Brilliant for GS turns on hard, groomed pistes
Weaknesses Heavy, and hard to adjust to short turns at slower speeds. Expensive

They say

We say

A new product which uses the piston oil dampening system. This is a seriously heavy-duty ski which looks and feels beautifully constructed. It’s perfectly set up for big, fast turns on open pistes. The dampening is perfect, giving a smooth ride, while edge-grip is exceptional. It feels like a luxury GS ski! On shorter turns, and in trickier conditions, it can feel heavy and unwieldy, but it’s exceptional for high-speed blasting.

Tester Comments

Pete Davison
Very strong in long, GS turns - more of a handful in short-radius turns. Prefers to be skied fast on open pistes 
Mark Jones
Very grippy, and torsionally stiff. A very strong, powerful, inspiring ski for big turns