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2013 Blizzard Magnum 8.5 Ti

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Pros: More versatile than the outgoing Mag 8.7

Cons: needs a bit of work to get a short radius turn out of them.

 

Review:

The outgoing Magnum 8.7 was one of my favorite skis. I remember the first time I saw the 8,7 and flexed it, I knew it would be a great ski, a powerful wide body frontside carver. The new flip core skis are great in their own right. While the 8.7 could be skied off piste, it let you know that it wasn't it's favorite terrain. The new Magnums immediately let you know that they are more comfortable in the crud and junk and are still happy on the groomers too. The Flip Core with it's early rise tip AND tail just makes the new Magnums more fun. 

 

Product:

Length Tested: 174, 181

Dimensions/Turn Radius:  125-85-111 19.5@174cm

Camber: Early Rise Tip & Tail w/camber,

Binding: Demo 

Mount point: Suggested 

 

Environment & Conditions:

Location of Test: All over

Number of Runs: 10+

Snow Conditions: Packed

Demo or Own: Demo

 

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 Magnum 8.5 Ti
Description:

Given the success of Flipcore 3D Technology in our Free Mountain Collection, we recognized that the advantages of this technology could also benefit the All Mountain Magnum category of skis. The goal in doing this was to improve the performance while making the skis even easier and more fun to use. benefis • Excellent stability • Perfect pressure distribution • Easy steering • Easy handling SpaceFrame 3D Spaceframe is a new titanal laminate technology. The topsheet of titanal is specially shaped to reduce swing weight while still maintaining torsional strength. benefits • Lighter Swing Weight • Smoother Flex • Torsional Strength for Better Edge Grip

Details:
DetailValue
Lengths167/174/181cm
Dimensions125/85/111mm
Turn RadiusRadius 19.5 m (174 cm)
Constructiontip / tail rocker
Core MaterialWoodcore
Binding IncludedNo
Recommended BindingN/A
Recommended useGroomed
Binding TypeFlat
Recommended LevelAdvanced
Model Year2013
Binding System
Models:
Model Name/TypeMPNEAN/UPC
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