The Blizzard Rustler 10 Skis get some minor tweaks this season, primarily aimed at making the ski more stable at speed and a bit less "reactive" to turn input. We've tested the new version and can confirm it still rips and feels a bit less twitchy at speed. The 102 mm width and versatile handling that have made it a favorite in the "Quiver of One" sweepstakes haven't changed, but the overall impression leans a bit more toward the performance profile of the Bonafide (that is to say, stronger at speed and in large radius turns) than before.
Rocker Camber Rocker – Ski profile with rocker at the tip and tail, camber in the middle. Reducing the pressure on the edge at the tip and tail makes the ski even easier to handle and increases flotation on powder snow. The camber guarantees great grip on packed snow.
Rocker Concept – Increased tip and tail rocker to ensure ideal flotation at all speeds. Camber underfoot to provide control on compact snow.
Shape Concept – Progressive wide body style with an aggressive radius. Early rise tail designed to be playful in softer snow.
Multi-Layer ISO Poplar Beech Balsa Paulownia Woodcore
Carbon Flipcore Technology – A revolutionary rockered ski production process that incorporates a uni-directional carbon frame onto the core of the ski that results in great performance with a light and easy feel.
Carbon Flipcore D.R.T. – Blizzard's Dynamic Release Technology, shared by the Spur, Rustler and Sheeva series, utilizes a specially shaped Titanal component that is full width under the boot but tapers toward the tip and tail of the ski, to increase the ski's playfulness without the weight penalty and without sacrificing stability. Combined with unidirectional carbon fiber in the tip and tail, longitudinal stability is retained while torsional rigidity is lessened for a more playful and less hooky feel.
Uni-Directional Carbon Frame
Carbon Fiberglass Compound
Sandwich Compound Sidewall – All Blizzard skis with the exception of some junior skis are built with ABS or Phenol sidewalls for superior performance (stability, power transmission, handling) and durability.
Sintered Graphite Base
Dura-Tec – Improved durability through the use of thicker TPU foils on the topsheet edges.
We recommend a brake width equal to or at most 15 mm wider than the ski waist width.
Core/Laminates:Carbon, Metal, Wood
Tail Type:Partial Twin Tip
Ski Awards:Freeskier Editor's Pick
Size (cm) 164 172 180 188
Tip Width (mm) 131.5 132 133 135.5
Waist Width (mm) 102 102 102 104
Tail Width (mm) 121.5 122 122.5 125.5
Turning Radius (m) 14.5 16 17.5 19
Indiv. Ski Weight (g) 1800