The Blizzard Rustler 9 Skis have always been something of a sleeper – a unique ski that rails groomers with the best of them, but has the flexibility to slash bumps and slither through trees like a boss. This new, completely re-designed version improves on what many thought was just about perfect, adding 4mm in width that gives the ski more confidence on edge and at speed, but keeping the versatile nature intact. Blizzard does it by moving the Titanal laminate from the center of the ski to the perimeter, with a separate Titanal plate underfoot to isolate vibration. They also have upgraded the core to their proprietary TrueBlend design, using 3 distinct types of wood in a precise pattern that allows fine tuning the flex to a degree not possible before. Try this ski before you pull the trigger on any other “all-mountain” ski; you’ll be amazed.
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.
TrueBlend Freeride Core – Combining Beech, Poplar and Paulownia woods in a uniquely balanced blend that’s tailored to the performance needs of each Rustler or Sheeva ski, the TrueBlend Free cores are labor-intensive but allow the flex to be tuned more precisely than ever before.
FluxForm – FluxForm – Two pieces of Titanal run the length of the ski on either side and taper toward the extremities of the ski. Combined with a separate Titanal plate underfoot, this construction allows for precise edge grip and dampening underfoot while allowing the tips and tails to flex freely. FluxForm varies according to model, with the Rustler 9 using more metal than the 10 or 11.
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
We recommend a brake width equal to or at most 15 mm wider than the ski waist width.