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Blizzard Rustler 11 (2021)

2021 Men's Best in Test Deep Snow Ski Review

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Brand: Blizzard

Model: Rustler 11



Specs

Tip / Waist / Tail (mm)

143-116-123

Lengths (cm)

164, 172, 180, 188, 192

Radius (m)

21

Gender

Male

Quickness / Maneuverability

4.23 / 5

Playfulness

4.23 / 5

Forgiveness

4.05 / 5

Crud Performance

4.5 / 5

Balance of Skills

4.36 / 5

Flotation

4 / 5

 

2021 Blizzard Rustler 11 Men's Deep Snow Ski
The 2021 Blizzard Rustler 11 Men’s Deep Snow SkiPhoto courtesy of Blizzard

The Blizzard Rustler 11 didn’t just win Best in Test in the Deep Snow category this year, it absolutely dominated the entire field. With the highest scores in six of eight categories, it’s clear there is one fat ski to rule them all for 2020-’21. Whether testers were sniffing out soft snow in the tight trees of Taos, jumping off the numerous drops under the Kachina Chair, or just carving the final stretch of snow on their way back to the test corral, they couldn’t find any issues with the Rustler 11.

STRENGTH: Overall Impression, Crud Performance

WEAKNESS: Flotation, Stability at Speed

Awards for the 2021 Blizzard Rustler 11

2021 Best in Test Badge
The Blizzard Rustler 11 won Best in Test for 2021 in the Men’s Deep Snow Ski Category.