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Blizzard Rustler 11 (2018)

2018 Deep Snow Ski

Brand: Blizzard

Model: Rustler 11

Overall Score: 3.91 / 5



Specs

Tip / Waist / Tail (mm)

142-114-132

Lengths (cm)

164, 172, 180, 188, 192

Radius (m)

21

Waist Width (mm)

105-120

Gender

Male

Level

Advanced

Symmetrical

Yes

The Rustler wants to be quicker and easier than the typical Blizzard—there’s less metal and more of a freestyle shape. But it’s still a Blizzard: Rippers who play hard and go fast are going to get the most out of it. Testers detected a mellow looseness in the tip and tail, but said that’s balanced with strong midbody edge-hold that won’t let you down on groomed snow. “Two thumbs up,” said Gooding. “Any decent skier will enjoy, but it likes to be on edge.”

Strengths: Playfulness, Quickness/Maneuverability, Flotation

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