2022 Blizzard Rustler 10

Ski Stats

Sidecut 133/102/122.5
Radius 17.5m @ 180cm
Lengths 164,172,180,188
Weight 1850g @ 180cm
MSRP $840
Power Score: 8.30
Finese Score: 8.32
A powerful skier might prefer the more connected feel of the Blizzard Cochise 106, but for the majority of off-piste skiers, the Rustler 10 is a better fit. When the nearly expert skier really needs help, the Rustler is a godsend. Imagine being in flat light – a common condition when the goods are there to be gotten – and not being able to tell what your tips are going to encounter next. That’s where the Rustler 10’s innate surf-ability takes over, smearing over the unseen obstacles as if they weren’t there. Another milieu in which the Rustler 10’s looseness contributes to its maneuverability is powder-laden trees. Of course, you can’t carve through a forest on a 17.5m sidecut, but you can swivel through it without ever engaging an edge and you won’t have to worry about the ski’s shape specs. So, don’t let the Rustler’s 10’s low score for short turns steer you away from the woods. It’s inability to carve a tight turn on diamond-hard snow has nothing to do with the way it can sashay through the trees. Like a wolf in sheep’s clothing, the Rustler 10 is a Power ski hiding in a Finesse ski’s body. Considering how well it’s adapted for skiing in cut-up powder, the Rustler 10’s performance on corduroy exceeds expectations. It only needs a bit of give to the snow surface to calm it down and impart a sense of security.

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