Blizzard Rustler 11 (2020)
If you ever watch the Freeride World Tour, you've probably seen this ski before. The Blizzard Rustler 11 is part of the ‘Progressive Freeride’ range from Blizzard. This progressive range is for the skier looking for something a little more playful than Blizzard’s ‘Traditional Freeride’ line. The Rustler 11 is a directional twin tip (yes you can land switch), but it’s subtler than most twins so you can still drive the ski and shut down speed by throwing the ski sideways easily. Carbon Flipcore D.R.T or Dynamic Release Technology is a special carbon fiber construction that makes the ski less demanding/aggressive and gives a very smooth ride. For those who like to push it, added titanal inserts keep the skis stable and damp at higher speeds (something you don't find in many skis this wide). This ski is a big mountain charger at heart. It can tackle the deepest snow in Japan, yet still feels comfortable at the local NZ club fields.
Gnomes Comments: The Rustler 11 is a solid freeride platform that can handle varying conditions far better than any other ski this width. There's a reason freeskier has rated this their top pick year after year!
Features & Specs
Binding: Flat ski (add a binding)
Radius: 18m @ 180cm
Weight: 1950g/ski @ 180cm
Performance Levels: 6 7 8 9 10
Carbon Flipcore D.R.T
Specifically shaped layer of titanal that reduces torsional power in the tip and tail and adds control and stability underfoot. Uni-directional carbon in the tip and tail improves longitudinal stability without increasing torsional rigidity.
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.
Technology specifically studied to meet the particular needs of modern freeride and all mountain skiers. Reduced weight thanks to the bamboo and ISOcore cores.
Sandwich Compound Sidewall, ISO-Paulownia-Balsa-Popular-Beech woodcore, D.R.T. Tech.
Full sidewalls guarantee energy transmission, stability and control and provide torsional rigidity enhancing the performance of the ski. Sidewall provides constant pressure along the full length of the ski.
Duratec is the use of a thicker textured surface combined with maximum edge radius and aluminum tip protectors to contribute to the durabilty and longevity of your skis.