Blizzard put its athletes to work on the Rustler design, but you don’t have to be as good as them to enjoy it. They created a loose light surfy yin to the carvy full-metal yang of the Bonafide/Cochise’s yang. Testers said the playful quality shines through, and welcomed it as a relief for tired post-lunch legs, thanks to its light layup (just a touch of metal). Others stressed that it’s still plenty of ski, ready to seek and destroy at high speeds. “It has strength underfoot, but ease in the extremities,” said Gleason.
Strengths: Playfulness, Quickness/Maneuverability, Versatility