THE PEOPLE’S SKI TEST – BLIZZARD RUSTLER 10


BLIZZARD RUSTLER 10
Category: Freeride
Length Tested: 180
Lengths: 164, 172, 180, 188
Dimensions: 133/102/122.5 @ 180
Radius: 17.5m @ 180
MSRP: $799.95
More Info: blizzard-tecnica.com

The Blizzard Rustler 10 is a reliable and agile all-mountain ski that tackled any type of terrain with poise and ease. On the groomed, thanks to a nimble swing weight in the tip and a heaping-helping of sturdiness underfoot, I loved how predictable and smooth it was at any speed, which gave me an immediate sense of trust in it—the main thing I look for in a ski. But I was most pleasantly surprised by how well it performed off the beaten path, as initially, given how nimble it felt, I was worried that it might not cut the mustard. But upon pointing it into boot-high-pow and dust-on-crust in the trees and steeps, I was impressed by its stability and eagerness to mow down whatever was in its way. As a result, the Rustler 10 would be an ideal do-it-all ski for an intermediate who can hold his own on the corduroy and in gentler off-piste terrain, but is looking for a ski that will help transform his dad turns into kick turns by becoming a more advanced skier. —JEFF SCHMUCK

About This Reviewer:

Jeff Schmuck
Age: 42
Height: 5’9”
Weight: 180 lbs
Occupation: Editor of Forecast Ski Magazine
Preferred Ski: 100-112mm Underfoot / 180-185cm Length

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