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Blizzard Zero G 85 Ski Test

Blizzard Zero G

SKI TEST 2021 BLIZZARD ZERO G 85 * POWDER BEST FOR: Ski mountaineering and multi-day spring tours At first, this “skinny” ski may look as if you’re touring on “matchsticks,” as Heather MacMillan put it, but any concerns go away quickly, whether going up, down or across. There’s no denying the 85mm waist is considered … More »

Buyer’s Guide 2021 – Groomers

Groomers photo Geoff Holman

  Powder may get all the press, but you know there’s nothing like the art and satisfaction of laying a perfect arc in an immaculate groomer. You might not admit it to your friends, but sometimes it feels better than powder. Cruising around the groomers, exploring the hill, hitting the gas pedal with confidence and … More »

A Thinner Bull – Blizzard Brahma 82

A Thinner Bull – Blizzard Brahma 82 Blizzard is filling out its herd of all-mountain skis, adding the 82mm-waisted Brahma and women’s equivalent Black Pearl 82 to the mix. The new skis share the same construction and shape as the Brahma 88 and Black Pearl 88. And for good reason: they’re some of the best-selling … More »

Blizzard Quattro

TAMING THE QUATTRO     Blizzard is making its popular Quattro friendlier, tweaking the on-piste carvers with the heart of a race ski to be a little more forgiving. That includes a new race plate that’s 10 per cent softer, and carbon reinforcements behind the foot that help with edge hold and turn finish. Check out … More »

Test 2020 – Blizzard Firebird HRC

BEST FOR: Feeling like a racer. LENGTHS:                158, 166, 174, 182 DIMENSIONS:           126/76/107 RADIUS:                   15@174  Even before our first tester came back gushing, everyone was lining up to test this ski on Mount Washington’s firm morning conditions. The bright orange topsheet was obviously eye candy, and the Firebird name backed up the promise of the … More »

Test 2019 women – Blizzard Firebird SRC

Ski Canada Test 2019 On-Slope Reviews FREE THE BIRD Not quite FIS but not far off, the Blizzard Firebird SRC skis are designed for ex-racers and anyone else who craves going silly fast on-piste. The Titanal and wood-core skis also use stringers of carbon to help dampen the inevitable vibration at high speed, helping the … More »

Test 2019 – Blizzard Firebird Competition

Ski Canada Test 2019 On-Slope Reviews BIRD ON FIRE From full FIS to laying trenches, Blizzard’s Firebird collection is all about going really fast on firm snow. Most of the 16 models are focused on the racecourse, whether it’s for the World Cup, your beer league or just dropping your buddies. All the skis include … More »

Test 2018 – Freeride Women Specific Models

by RYAN STUART in the Fall 2017 issue VÖLKL 100EIGHT W BEST FOR: Power skiers in deep snow   *   LENGTHS:  157, 165, 173   *   RADIUS:  16.7@165   *   SIDECUT:  141-108-124   *   $799   The first thing every tester noticed about the 100Eight W was its weight. For a 108mm-waisted ski, it only weighs 1.7 kg per ski. That’s … More »

Ski Canada Test 2018 – Freeride

Freeride skis are inspired by deep snow, high speeds and big airs. These are the sticks the crazy guys and girls ski on in the movies. But that doesn’t mean you have to have their skill to handle them. Sure, some are dialed for negotiated Alaskan faces, but others are just as happy carving on … More »

Test 2018 – 14 All-Mountain skis

When pulling together a winter’s worth of feedback, we realized this new test has some valuable differences. The reviews are more thorough, personal and in-depth. The quality feedback allowed us to highlight what we think each ski is “best for.” BY RYAN STUART, TECHNICAL EDITOR in Buyer’s Guide 2018 issue For nearly 40 years Ski … More »

Blizzard

Blizzard Zero G 85 Ski Test

Blizzard Zero G

SKI TEST 2021 BLIZZARD ZERO G 85 * POWDER BEST FOR: Ski mountaineering and multi-day spring tours At first, this “skinny” ski may look as if you’re touring on “matchsticks,” as Heather MacMillan put it, but any concerns go away quickly, whether going up, down or across. There’s no denying the 85mm waist is considered … More »

Buyer’s Guide 2021 – Groomers

Groomers photo Geoff Holman

  Powder may get all the press, but you know there’s nothing like the art and satisfaction of laying a perfect arc in an immaculate groomer. You might not admit it to your friends, but sometimes it feels better than powder. Cruising around the groomers, exploring the hill, hitting the gas pedal with confidence and … More »

A Thinner Bull – Blizzard Brahma 82

A Thinner Bull – Blizzard Brahma 82 Blizzard is filling out its herd of all-mountain skis, adding the 82mm-waisted Brahma and women’s equivalent Black Pearl 82 to the mix. The new skis share the same construction and shape as the Brahma 88 and Black Pearl 88. And for good reason: they’re some of the best-selling … More »

Blizzard Quattro

TAMING THE QUATTRO     Blizzard is making its popular Quattro friendlier, tweaking the on-piste carvers with the heart of a race ski to be a little more forgiving. That includes a new race plate that’s 10 per cent softer, and carbon reinforcements behind the foot that help with edge hold and turn finish. Check out … More »

Test 2020 – Blizzard Firebird HRC

BEST FOR: Feeling like a racer. LENGTHS:                158, 166, 174, 182 DIMENSIONS:           126/76/107 RADIUS:                   15@174  Even before our first tester came back gushing, everyone was lining up to test this ski on Mount Washington’s firm morning conditions. The bright orange topsheet was obviously eye candy, and the Firebird name backed up the promise of the … More »

Test 2019 women – Blizzard Firebird SRC

Ski Canada Test 2019 On-Slope Reviews FREE THE BIRD Not quite FIS but not far off, the Blizzard Firebird SRC skis are designed for ex-racers and anyone else who craves going silly fast on-piste. The Titanal and wood-core skis also use stringers of carbon to help dampen the inevitable vibration at high speed, helping the … More »

Test 2019 – Blizzard Firebird Competition

Ski Canada Test 2019 On-Slope Reviews BIRD ON FIRE From full FIS to laying trenches, Blizzard’s Firebird collection is all about going really fast on firm snow. Most of the 16 models are focused on the racecourse, whether it’s for the World Cup, your beer league or just dropping your buddies. All the skis include … More »

Test 2018 – Freeride Women Specific Models

by RYAN STUART in the Fall 2017 issue VÖLKL 100EIGHT W BEST FOR: Power skiers in deep snow   *   LENGTHS:  157, 165, 173   *   RADIUS:  16.7@165   *   SIDECUT:  141-108-124   *   $799   The first thing every tester noticed about the 100Eight W was its weight. For a 108mm-waisted ski, it only weighs 1.7 kg per ski. That’s … More »

Ski Canada Test 2018 – Freeride

Freeride skis are inspired by deep snow, high speeds and big airs. These are the sticks the crazy guys and girls ski on in the movies. But that doesn’t mean you have to have their skill to handle them. Sure, some are dialed for negotiated Alaskan faces, but others are just as happy carving on … More »

Test 2018 – 14 All-Mountain skis

When pulling together a winter’s worth of feedback, we realized this new test has some valuable differences. The reviews are more thorough, personal and in-depth. The quality feedback allowed us to highlight what we think each ski is “best for.” BY RYAN STUART, TECHNICAL EDITOR in Buyer’s Guide 2018 issue For nearly 40 years Ski … More »

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