Blizzard Bodacious (2016)

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Rating: 2.95 / 5
Price: $840.00
Year: 2016
Level: 3
Gender: Female
Waist Width: 118
Tip/Tail/Waist: 138-118-127
Lengths: 177,185,193

Stability at speed: 3.60 / 5
Hard snow performance: 1.99 / 5
Crud performance: 3.61 / 5
Flotation: 3.33 / 5
Forgiveness: 2.30 / 5
Overall: 2.95 / 5

The Bodacious is Blizzard's second-widest ski behind the Spur, with a 138 mm tip and 118 mm waist. It also has the second-longest sidecut radius from Blizzard (tied with the Cochise) after the Spur, at 27 meters. It's built to charge down big mountains with deep powder, but it's designed to hold up well on variable conditions as well, thanks to its Rocker Flat Rocker technology, which features a rockered tip and tail but completely flat middle section. This rocker profile is designed to allow the ski to float, but stay planted underfoot on hardpack conditions. The Bodacious also has Light Core Technology, which means its core is made from a combination of Isocore foam and bamboo to prevent it from being too clunky. The Bodacious is part of Blizzard's Freeride All Mountain series, which specializes in wider, hard-charging skis that are designed to hold up far beyond the groomers. Flip Core technology is integrated, in which the core itself is built with rocker, rather than forced into a rockered shape during pressing, designed to result in a chatter-free ride. Sandwich Compound Sidewalls feature ABS and phenol plastics that are designed to keep edges safe and locked on the snow, preventing further chatter. If you're looking to huck cliffs, send chutes, and bomb down variable snow conditions on a regular basis, or just want something burlier than a strictly-groomer ski, this is the best series Blizzard has to offer you. Blizzard, based in Mittersill, Austria, was founded in 1953. Its U.S. headquarters are in West Lebanon, N.H.

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