Blizzard Magnum 8.1IQ (2009)

Blizzard Magnum 8.1 IQ

Rating: / 5
Price: $1100.00
Year: 2009
Level: 3
Gender: Male
Waist Width:
Tip/Tail/Waist: 123/81/108

Stability at speed: 3.45 / 5
Hard snow performance: 3.28 / 5
Crud performance: 3.25 / 5
Forgiveness: 3.23 / 5

With its pleasing combination of reassuring heft and sprightly rebound, the Magnum 8.1 might be the perfect introduction to wider waists for skiers mostly accustomed to cruising groomers. Marker's Duke/Jester heel and the slop-free IQ interface combine to give it all the edge power needed for clean carving on corduroy. But when it dumps, that extra width opens up new worlds. "A really comfortable ski built to cruise any conditions," said Lewis.

Best For

Smoothing afternoon chop on groomers

Not For

Lots of bumps or short turns


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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

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Blizzard Magnum 8.7 IQ Max (2010)

Category: Men's Freeride; Category ranking: No. 2; Average score: 3.45; Balance of skills: 3.42; Best for: Hard-snow/soft-snow versatility; Not for: Skidded turns—a total waste of its talents