Magnum 8.5 flips it's core

A Review On: 2013 Blizzard Magnum 8.5 Ti

2013 Blizzard Magnum 8.5 Ti

Rated # 61 in All-Mountain Skis
See all 2 reviews
Review Details:
Edge Grip
Posted · 3247 Views · 1 Comment

Pros: More versatile than the outgoing Mag 8.7

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



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. 



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


1 Comment:

I'm a similar height and weight to you...what size did you end up getting? The 174 or 181cm? Cheers!