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Blizzard Race skis - All new in 2014

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Looking at the Blizzard website, I'm not seeing any of the old model of race skis, looks like they revamped the whole line. The racing skis are all a little wider at the waist now. Has anyone on here had a chance to try the new race skis?

 

I was disappointed to see that all the new power models have a tip and tail rocker... Why? Why put a rocker on skis made for ice...

 

I desperately wanted to try the SLR Mag last December but I couldn't find a place to try them. In January I attempted to order them (Without demo) but was told that the CSIA deal had expired. They sold out of skis.

 

The SCS Racing S looks like the replacement for the old SLR Mag IQ.

 

2014 Blizzard SCS Racing S:

Lengths 156 / 160 / 165
Sidecut 121 / 70 / 106 mm - Radius 13,0 m (165 cm)

 

2013 Blizzard SLR

Lengths 153, 160, 167, 174
Sidecut 121-68-105 mm

 

EDIT: I just talked to my local Blizzard Rep and he said that the SCS RS is the replacement, he thought the ski would come in a 170 so hopefully the website is wrong. 165 seems short to me and I'm only 5'9.5 and 170 pounds.


Edited by Pastuch - 7/15/13 at 9:15am
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Take a deep breath. The FIS SL race skis are unchanged other than graphics, The FIS GS are ALL new and are 30/35M respective of the men's and women's models. As far as the "recreational racing skis", The WRC and SRC Racing Suspension skis are fully cambered and with the full bore FIS SL ski being 165, I personally don't see your hulking 5'9" 170lb frame needed more than the 165..for what this ski is designed for. Do not get hung up on the rocker on the powder skis, it is minimal at bast and don't forget that we are seeing aspects of rocker on full bore race skis. 

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Originally Posted by Philpug View Post

Take a deep breath. The FIS SL race skis are unchanged other than graphics, The FIS GS are ALL new and are 30/35M respective of the men's and women's models. As far as the "recreational racing skis", The WRC and SRC Racing Suspension skis are fully cambered and with the full bore FIS SL ski being 165, I personally don't see your hulking 5'9" 170lb frame needed more than the 165..for what this ski is designed for. Do not get hung up on the rocker on the powder skis, it is minimal at bast and don't forget that we are seeing aspects of rocker on full bore race skis. 


The 165 is plenty for me... I was thinking about the larger gents. I'm just surprised by the change because last year they sold a 160, 167 and a 175. This year, nothing over 165.

 

 

I guess my concern is that the SCS RS will be stiffer than the older model. I like a softer flexing SL ski generally.

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Originally Posted by Philpug View Post

Take a deep breath. The FIS SL race skis are unchanged other than graphics, The FIS GS are ALL new and are 30/35M respective of the men's and women's models. As far as the "recreational racing skis", The WRC and SRC Racing Suspension skis are fully cambered and with the full bore FIS SL ski being 165, I personally don't see your hulking 5'9" 170lb frame needed more than the 165..for what this ski is designed for. Do not get hung up on the rocker on the powder skis, it is minimal at bast and don't forget that we are seeing aspects of rocker on full bore race skis. 

Phil, are they still doing the 23/27m GS?

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No more 23/27m skis.
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