Blizzard Latigo (2016)

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Price: $720.00
Year: 2016
Level: 3
Gender: Female
Waist Width: 78
Tip/Tail/Waist: 115-78-102
Lengths: 163,170,177,184

The Latigo is Blizzard's skinniest Freeride All Mountain ski with a 115 mm tip and 78 mm waist. It also has the shortest sidecut radius out of the Freeride All Mountain skis, at 18 meters. These qualities make it a ski designed for those who spend most of their time on hardpack snow, but like to venture off to other conditions as well. This range of capability is largely derived from the ski's Rocker Camber Rocker technology, which features a cambered center that is designed for prime race-style turns and a rockered tip and tail built for floating over varied conditions. The Latigo also has a slightly heavier core than some of Blizzard's other models, designed to keep it locked down on the ground when you want it to. The Latigo 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.