Blizzard Magnum 7.6 IQ (2009)

Blizzard Magnum 7.6 IQ (BEST PERFORMANCE)

Rating: / 5
Price: $875.00
Year: 2009
Level: 2
Gender: Male
Waist Width:
Tip/Tail/Waist: 124/76/107

Stability at speed: 4.14 / 5
Hard snow performance: 3.92 / 5
Crud performance: 3.72 / 5
Forgiveness: 3.94 / 5

Of all the so-called "sport-level" skis that testers thought could keep an expert happy, this one's the poster child. The merest tipping rewards a novice with instant carved turns. But thanks to a powerful binding and Blizzard's slop-free IQ interface, the upside is huge, even though there's no metal and the core's only about half wood. Such forgiveness and precision in the same ski? Truly a feat. "Light, easy to turn and super calm even at speed," said Hochman.

Best For

Carving-slow or fast

Not For

Skidded turns


blizzard magnum 8.1 IQ thumb 2010

Blizzard Magnum 8.1 IQ (2010)

Category: Men's Cruiser; Category ranking: No. 3 (tie); Average score: 3.31; Balance of skills: 3.26; Best for: Long, fast arcs on the groomed; Not for: Crud, where it’s a little too edgy and energetic