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Blizzard Rustler 9 (2018)

2019 Men's All-Mountain Narrow Ski

Brand: Blizzard

Model: Rustler 9

Overall Score: 3.85 / 5



Specs

Tip / Waist / Tail (mm)

127.5-92-117

Lengths (cm)

164, 172, 180, 188

Radius (m)

17

Gender

Male

Quickness / Maneuverability

3.95 / 5

Playfulness

4.14 / 5

Forgiveness

3.91 / 5

Hard Snow Performance

3.59 / 5

Crud Performance

3.86 / 5

Balance of Skills

3.82 / 5

Flotation

3.68 / 5


2018/2019 Blizzard Rustler 9
The 2018/2019 Blizzard Rustler 9.Photo courtesy of Blizzard

Blizzard’s narrowest freeride ski offers more playfulness and forgiveness than the Brahma, making it more approachable for intermediate/advanced skiers and newschool-oriented types who spend equal time in the air as on edge. With a mix of paulownia, balsa, poplar, and beech in the core, plus a Titanal mounting plate and carbon inserts at both ends to keep things lively, the Rustler unapologetically wants to have fun without a massive price tag. 

Strength: Playfulness 

Weakness: Hard-Snow Integrity     

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