Winter 2017/18 sees Blizzard redesign its freeride line into a Freeride and an All Mountain Freeride collection. Whether it’s playing in the powder or carving precision turns, riders will find the right ski to take them through any mountain terrain. With its Freeride Line, Blizzard offers a collection for the freeride skier looking for high performance skis with a lighter, softer and more playful character to ski anywhere on the mountain but mainly in softer snow.
A key new construction feature of this collection is the Carbon Flipcore D.R.T. (Dynamic Release Technology). A specifically shaped layer of titanal reduces torsional rigidity in the tip and tail but adds control and stability underfoot while a unidirectional layer of carbon in the tip and tail stabilizes the rocker without increasing torsional rigidity. The result gives the ski a very smooth ride and is super easy to ski in softer snow. The new Rustler 10 model is based on an innovative waist concept: the longer the ski, the wider the waist. This gives ambitious freeriders and pro athletes more float, even over steep terrain. The longer and wider rockers on the tip and tail also make switch-landings in the backcountry a piece of cake. The Blizzard Carbon Flipcore – carbon inserts that replace the wood core at the tip and tail – means they are up to 15% lighter, without any loss of stability. Another new feature for the Rustler 10 is its Dynamic Release Technology (D.R.T.). It is a special carbon fibre construction that makes the ski less demanding and aggressive, and gives the ski a very smooth ride, despite its tip and tail rockers.