Blizzard X Power 810 Ti IQ

2015

Men's All-Mountain
Blizzard
Price: £675.00 (with binding)
Overall:
Off piste long turns:
Off piste short turns:
On piste long turns:
On piste short turns:
Ease of use:
Ability Level Lower Advanced Lower Expert Upper Advanced Upper Expert
Sidecut 125-81-108
Turn radius 16m (174cm)
Lengths 160, 167, 174, 181
Construction Wood, Titanium, Carbon Core
Sandwich Compound Sidewall IQ
Tip and tail rocker
Strengths Really strong on the piste, grippy, smooth and fast
Weaknesses Too stiff and narrow for powder and deep conditions

They say

The X-Power is all new for 2015. It uses the IQ binding system which uses a track molded into the body of the ski, this allows the ski to flex free of interference from the binding mount.

We say

This is another all mountain ski that feels particularly strong for on piste performance. It’s really quick onto the edge for its width and then has the ability to deliver powerful edge grip, even up to high speeds on hard conditions. It also has a smooth, classy ride which has the ability to give out a vibration free ride even when skied hard and fast. In conditions away from the piste it feels too performance orientated to be playful and easy to use, it does work and can cope with the conditions, but feels too stiff and beefy to be accessible for shorter turns in the off piste. Overall, a brilliant ski for high speed blasting on the piste.

Tester Comments

Chris Taine
Powerful edge hold, these skis have bite! Smooth flex and a solid feel at speed.
Al Morgan
Very strong on piste, quick from edge to edge, width and powerful construction make it harder for off-piste.