Blizzard Power 600 FS IQ

2015

Top Value
Freestyle
Blizzard
Price: £550.00 (with binding)
Overall:
On piste short turns:
On piste long turns:
Bumps:
Ease of use:
Suitability for level:
Ability Level Lower Advanced Lower Expert Lower Intermediate Upper Advanced Upper Expert Upper Intermediate
Sidecut 121-72-104
Turn radius 16 (167)
Lengths 153, 160, 167, 174
Construction Tip and Tail Rocker
Composite Sidewall IQ
Full Suspension Binding Interface
Strengths Light, easy to use. Still performs well at high speeds. Great price.
Weaknesses Hard to fault. Not so reactive in short turns.

They say

Out of the Power line up from Blizzard the 600 is placed in the middle of the range. It uses the full suspension system which links the binding plate up to piston rods on the ski which allows it to be very effective in directing pressure through the ski.

We say

This ski was well liked by the test team, it initially feels light, nimble and very easy to use for a piste performance ski. However when you ramp up the speeds and go for bigger edge angles it still performs incredibly well. It feels very stable at speed, even on hard piste conditions, also the binding system seems to do a brilliant job of absorbing vibration and giving the 600 a super smooth ride. The sidecut is well judged with it feeling very comfortable riding out long fast turns, it also works well in short turns, but the lighter weight makes them feel less planted. Overall, this is an easy to use ski that has very high levels of performance at a great price.

Tester Comments

Chris Taine
Lively and nimble but still stable and solid at high speeds. Quality ski at a good price point.
Pete Davison
Easy to use at all speeds but doesn’t lack power and edge grip.