Love your hard carved groomer turns, but hate having your booty handed to you in bumps and trees? There’s a ride that does both superbly, and it’s the Blizzard Sheeva 9 Skis. With a new construction for 2024 that’s even more confident on harder snow and higher speeds, Blizzard has moved the Titanal from the center of the ski to the edges, with a new composite plate under the bindings to absorb chatter, and updated the core with a TrueBlend design that lets them tune the flex to perfection. Our testers, who thought the old Sheeva 9 was pretty much perfect, were blown away.
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 W.S.D. – Two pieces of Titanal run the length of the ski on either side and taper toward the extremities of the ski. Combined with separate composite 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 Sheeva 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.