Originally Posted by JayT
This is pretty much the exact opposite of all the reviews... everywhere. At least for the Bushwacker, that is.
Uh, I've skied all Blizzards from the G-Power and Supersonic through the One, including discontinued models like the Cronus, Titan 8, and 9, except for the M-Power. Blizzards IMO tie Kastle for the best average grip of any brand. Carvers are near race ski grippy and stabile, read Sierra Jim's comments about the G-Power on a prepared GS course. Magnum 8.1 and 8.7 are scare-the-tourist fast (borrowed phrase from a ski magazine but apt) and solid, real ice skates. Apparently the M-Power is mostly for heavier guys who aren't racing that day. The Bushwacker is a very specialized softer snow ski, had a decent speed limit for me, but I made it clear in my review even that probably reflected my skill set, not the ski. BPWA freaking rips on them (read his reviews or I can send you video), and we both think it has solid grip for an 88. IME it's not as much of a total ice skate as the MX88, for instance, but no other 88 is, either. It's as good or better than others in that class such as the VXL, Sultan, Kendo, and Apex, just lot lighter so you have to get used to the feeling at speed. The One is decently stabile and fast for a softer ski aimed at freeriding trees and powder (try other reviews also by BPWA, SJ, Dawg etc), and I've read posts from, oh, say 6,898 people here that the Bonafide has serious grip and solidity at any speed you'd take a 98. Apparently ditto for the Cochise and up. So unless I'm misreading your quip, unclear what Blizzard reviews you're reading that downgrade their grip or stability at speed. Just sayin'