Rating: / 5
Waist Width: 72
The Power X3 is the skinniest ski out of Blizzard's All Mountain series with a 117 mm tip and 72 mm waist, and it has a short 13 meter radius for quick, snappy turns. This is a great ski intended for those who love ripping slalom-like turns down groomers, but also enjoy a little time in rougher terrain every once in a while as well. For something similar but a tad wider, check out the Power X4. The Power X3 is part of Blizzard's All Mountain series, which specializes in skis designed to rip groomers like a race ski, but also hold up well on varied terrain thanks to slightly wider dimensions. Rocker Camber Rocker technology features a cambered middle section that is built for smooth turns on groomers and varied hardpack, and a rockered tip and tail designed for floating on powder and getting over not-so-smooth conditions with ease. This is used in many of Blizzard's freeride skis, intended to take on all types of terrain. 3 Matrix technology aligns the camber profile, sidecut, and construction of the ski so they lie perfectly aligned on top of each other, designed for extra stability at high speeds. Sandwich Compound Sidewalls featuring durable ABS and phenol plastics are designed to keep edges safe and locked down on the snow. Lastly, Dura-Tec integrates aluminum tip protectors, thicker top sheets, tail protectors, and more, designed to keep the ski as durable as possible over time. If you rip turns down groomers most of the time, but also like to tear through power and other varied conditions every once in a while, this is one of 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.