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2011 Blizzard R Power Suspension IQ Ski


Pros: Damping, Arc variability, Grip, Ease of Use = Felt Shorter:Skied Longer

Cons: Too Capital E Expensive and Rare= No Deals

G.8 R-Power Suspension IQ ... The white colour ones...
68mm underfoot, 17.5 meter sidecut in 174cm length.
Similar to R-Power Full Suspension IQ ski  but without the full suspension feature ( at least I thinks.. the flourescent orange ones ).


Thought I'd catch up on some newer race carvers...


These are all really good skis and they are all sharp...

FYI - the Ogasaka's are right in there, too.


To make a long story short, the Blizzard G.8 were just a bit better in edge-hold, damping and had a high arc-variablity.

The smoothosity was freaky... like zero chatter ( however, the snow-crystal structure was about as good as it gets for a whole day rippin' around Whistler upper mountain at 40 mph).

I was skiing with two buds who are also expert skiers... We swapped around between the Blizz Sl's on the right and a pair of Stockli Laser SC's 180cm - ( the grey ones from -what?- five years ago. They are fierce rockets )

Anyway, we all liked the G.8... A LOT.

We talked about this a few years ago - that skis can't get much better because you don't need more damping and edge-hold and I sure can't handle any more G-force... But after skiing these...i got to admit that skis got better.

Mag-lev roller-coaster and you get to visualize where the track goes. This encouraged earlier and more inclination and the resultant dragging yer wallet in the snow and just seemed to add on another 5 mph every where I went.


I suspect the Fischer RC Pro, the  Progressor 10+ and Stockli Laser CX are in this excellent ball-park.   

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2011 Blizzard R Power Suspension IQ Ski

High-end performance with the brand new integrated Carbon Power – Booster in combination with the established IQ System and Powerframe technology. This ski is inspired by racing enthusiasts and brings that authentic race feeling to the slopes. Highspeed sking without negative vibrations, dynamic and precise power transmission and a hard-to-believe rebound off the edge.

Lengths 167, 174, 181
Turn Radius
Construction 113 / 68 / 97 mm Construction: IQ Sandwich Compund Sidewal
Core Material
Binding SystemIQ-TP 12/14 Black
Binding IncludedYes
Recommended Use
Recommended Binding
Sidecut113 / 68 / 97
Recommended LevelAdvanced
Model Year2011
Binding Type
Recommended use
Model Name/TypeMPNEAN/UPC
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