Test 2019 women – Blizzard Firebird SRC

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Blizzard Firebird SRC

Ski Canada Test 2019 On-Slope Reviews


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 edges stay engaged with the snow. (from $700; blizzardsports.com)


$1,000  *  BEST FOR: The racecourse and training for it.
LENGTHS: 155, 160, 165, 170  *  RADIUS: 12.5@165  *  SIDECUT: 121/68/105

The top model in the Firebird line, the SRC is just a flinch below Blizzard’s World Cup skis. Two carbon construction technologies, two sheets of Titanal, and a full sidewall for stability and power, the SRC is damp, stiff and precise. It required not only a powerful skier at the helm, but a lot of attention and energy to get it to perform. “Felt a bit heavy to initiate, but when I skied it more aggressively, it really came through,” said Andi Ciotti. “Once I increased the speed a bit, it felt stable and secure.” Less powerful and technical testers found it too much to handle, but anyone with some racing background said it was fun and fast.

by RYAN STUART in Buyer’s Guide 2019 issue

Ryan Stuart
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