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2013 Blizzard Gunsmoke


Pros: Playful and poppy

Cons: Not for big chargers (that is the Cochise)



This is Blizzards highly anticipated entry into the "Resort Powder" segment. The staples in this segment including the very popular Nordica Patrone, Rossignol S7 and DPS Wailer 112RP. The Gunsmoke will surely be a viable contender here due simply to the fact that it is a darn good ski. Where I like the Gunsmoke over some of the other skis in this category is in the tail. Many of the RP skis have a bit more taper in the tail and where I like having a traditional -10mm (tail is 10mm less in width than the tip) taper is how the ski can 1. finish a turn and come around as expected along with having a more solid foundation when landing off of drops. 


Addendum: Mount Point. I remounted the bindings 2cm back of factory...the Gonsmoke skis a bit more balanced now. I would suggest this. 




Length Tested:186

Dimensions/Turn Radius:  23M 140/114/130

Camber: Early Rise, Tip & Tail w/camber, 

Binding: Look Pivot 18

Mount point: 2cm behind factory point


Environment & Conditions:

Location of Test: Alpine Meadows & Northstar

Number of Runs: 20+

Snow Conditions: 8"+

Demo or Own: Own


Tester Info:

Username: Philpug

Age: 48

Height/Weight: 5'10" 185lb

Ski Days/Season: 60+

Years Skiing: 35

Aggressiveness: Moderate (Finesse) 

Current Quiver: 13 Blizzard Bonafide, 13 Blizzard Gunsmoke, plus various vintage skis

Home Area: Squaw & Northstar

Preferred Terrain: bumps, off-piste, trees

2013 Blizzard Gunsmoke

Blizzards All new wide rockered twin tip featuring Flipcore 3D technology - WHAT’S THIS MEAN FOR YOU? More Fun. Easy and Playful More Versatile If you're asking - Where's my resort powder ski? At 114mm under foot, Gunsmoke is the answer! CONSTRUCTION Sandwich Sidewall Quadrax + Woodcore + Double Quadrax TECHNOLOGY FEATURES Flipcore 3D Sidewall CAMBER: Tip & Tail Rocker Target User: Resort Powder Hounds

Turn RadiusRadius 23.0 m (186 cm)
Constructiontip / tail rocker
Core MaterialWood
Binding IncludedNo
Recommended BindingN/A
Recommended usePowder
Binding TypeFlat
Recommended LevelAdvanced
Model Year2013
Binding System
Model Name/TypeMPNEAN/UPC
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