Gear

Blizzard Quattro 8.4

2018 Hard Snow Ski

Overall Rating: 3.57


Specs

Tip / Waist / Tail (mm)

129-84-113

Lengths (cm)

167, 174, 181

Radius (m)

16

Symmetrical

Yes

Binding Included

Yes

Gender

Male

Level

Expert

Waist Width (mm)

75-89

Blizzard aims for balance in the groomer-specific Quattro, attempting to deliver high-performance carving without making it heavy and exhausting. That’s never easy, but the Quattro succeeds. It gladly trades some high-speed stability and hard-snow grip for lightness and ease, and it’s among the more forgiving skis in the category. But there’s still some snap to it as well, especially if you like shorter arcs and lots of them. Rogan: “Tip it on edge, add pressure, and this thing sings.”

Strengths: Quickness/Maneuverability, Hard-Snow Integrity, Playfulness