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Blizzard Phoenix R14 Pro – Test 2022

Ski Test // 2021-10-27 // By

SKI CANADA TEST 2022

BLIZZARD PHOENIX R14 PRO * WOMEN * ON-PISTE * EDITORS’ CHOICE

Blizzard Phoenix R14 Pro Test 2022

BEST FOR: A skier who spends most of her time (but not all) on-piste.

Few skis can please intermediate and experts alike, but the Phoenix emerged, not from the ashes but the fog and fresh snow, to show it’s possible. The women’s equivalent of the Thunderbird retains the carbon plate, double Titanal layers and the progressive flex; it’s stiff underfoot and gradually softens toward the tip. With less beech it’s a little softer, and the binding mount point is shifted forwards. This translates into a more forgiving and playful ski with little loss in performance. “Easy to ski,” said Sarah Hauser. “Fun to rip down the groomers.” When Deanna Papineau wandered off packed runs, she found the strong edge hold transitioned smoothly to predictable bump and soft-snow skiing. “I was confident on it from the first turn,” she said. This ski would be a good choice as an all-mountain ski for strong Eastern skiers and a groomer-day addition to any Western quiver.

LENGTHS:             155, 160, 165, 170, 175

DIMENSIONS:        121/70/102 @ 165

RADIUS:               14 @ 165

OTHER MODELS:    R13 TI, R13 CA

SUGGESTED RETAIL: $900

from Buyer’s Guide 2021 issue

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Blizzard Phoenix R14 Pro – Test 2022

Ski Test // // By


SKI CANADA TEST 2022

BLIZZARD PHOENIX R14 PRO * WOMEN * ON-PISTE * EDITORS’ CHOICE

Blizzard Phoenix R14 Pro Test 2022

BEST FOR: A skier who spends most of her time (but not all) on-piste.

Few skis can please intermediate and experts alike, but the Phoenix emerged, not from the ashes but the fog and fresh snow, to show it’s possible. The women’s equivalent of the Thunderbird retains the carbon plate, double Titanal layers and the progressive flex; it’s stiff underfoot and gradually softens toward the tip. With less beech it’s a little softer, and the binding mount point is shifted forwards. This translates into a more forgiving and playful ski with little loss in performance. “Easy to ski,” said Sarah Hauser. “Fun to rip down the groomers.” When Deanna Papineau wandered off packed runs, she found the strong edge hold transitioned smoothly to predictable bump and soft-snow skiing. “I was confident on it from the first turn,” she said. This ski would be a good choice as an all-mountain ski for strong Eastern skiers and a groomer-day addition to any Western quiver.

LENGTHS:             155, 160, 165, 170, 175

DIMENSIONS:        121/70/102 @ 165

RADIUS:               14 @ 165

OTHER MODELS:    R13 TI, R13 CA

SUGGESTED RETAIL: $900

from Buyer’s Guide 2021 issue

all Ski Canada ski tests

Tags: , , , , ,

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