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Blizzard Magnum 8.0

post #1 of 20
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Hello!!  I know a bunch of us bought Magnums from Sierra Trading Post last year when they ran their wicked clearance sale.  I was just wondering if everyone was happy with their purchases and so on.  I thought it would be fun to hear everyone's thoughts on this ski, if they like it and was so glad they pulled the trigger or you hate this ski and can't unload it fast enough.  

post #2 of 20
I would have bought the 8.0CA if they still had them. These are by far my favorite overall ski!!
post #3 of 20

ssg,

 Sounds like you're an owner of the foam core, wood stringers, single screw-in binding version..y/n?

post #4 of 20
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ssg,

 Sounds like you're an owner of the foam core, wood stringers, single screw-in binding version..y/n?

 

Are you describing the CA model?  I have the 8.0 ti model.  

post #5 of 20

Yes,

 I tried the CA model once...ugh.   Didn't try the ti version.

post #6 of 20
I love the CA model. Perfect for my 150lbs
post #7 of 20
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Likely selling my Blizzard Magnum 8.0 ti because I demoed and fell in love with a pair of Atomic Redster race skis today.   

post #8 of 20
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Likely selling my Blizzard Magnum 8.0 ti because I demoed and fell in love with a pair of Atomic Redster race skis today.   


 
Hahahaha - bitten by the bug you are!    I think both @IceCookie and I were sort of expecting you to get a race ski at some point soon.    The only thing I'll take back from those threads is my pick of Griffon over SPX 12 - that was a bit silly of me. .


Ms. Tuna likes her 8.0 Tis as being more solid in chopped crud than her Ramp Kumoniwannaskiyas but she still things they're too - not 'bouncy', bouncy is the wrong word.    Too lively?   Maybe.     

Interestingly, if she wants to noodle on icy days she uses the Ramps; if she wants to slice on the ice she uses her Racetigers so the Blizzard is squeezed out a bit in her quiver too.    We're not changing anything on the skinny side of her quiver this year tho - too few good days in the season to really figure out what is what.  

How are your Yumis holding up and what are you using for a bump ski?   You're going to want a bump ski, just so you don't prang your Redsters. 

post #9 of 20
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Hahahaha - bitten by the bug you are!    I think both @IceCookie and I were sort of expecting you to get a race ski at some point soon.    The only thing I'll take back from those threads is my pick of Griffon over SPX 12 - that was a bit silly of me. .


Ms. Tuna likes her 8.0 Tis as being more solid in chopped crud than her Ramp Kumoniwannaskiyas but she still things they're too - not 'bouncy', bouncy is the wrong word.    Too lively?   Maybe.     

Interestingly, if she wants to noodle on icy days she uses the Ramps; if she wants to slice on the ice she uses her Racetigers so the Blizzard is squeezed out a bit in her quiver too.    We're not changing anything on the skinny side of her quiver this year tho - too few good days in the season to really figure out what is what.  

How are your Yumis holding up and what are you using for a bump ski?   You're going to want a bump ski, just so you don't prang your Redsters. 

 

Oh yeah so bitten by the bug.  I was set on those Dynastars when I was at my home resort in western Mass today and I happened to look over at the men's skis and went hmmmm what is that.... Hmmm Atomic Redster, wait.  I swore someone on here suggested I try to find one of these because the US Ski team aka Mikaela Shiffrin skis these for a reason lol.   I'm not looking to be a racer mind you but I have found that OMG are these types of skis fun.   I had to take these Atomics out.   Unlike the Dynastar slalom ski that wasn't a fan of turning and just really wanted to straightline down the hill, the Atomic was different.  It wanted to turn so between the ski's wanting to turn and that grip in the hard snow hooked me bad.  I want to demo this ski one more day but its looking like this will be my next ski.   I will try to demo it this coming weekend with colder temps expected it should be plenty ice and hard packed.   164cm was the perfect size too, felt so good.............   When I demoed the Dynastar in a 163 it felt short but the Redsters felt PERFECT at 164.

 

Just curious, why you were and IceCookie expecting me to get a race ski, did I elude to it or say something lol.

 

The Magnums are pretty lively and bouncy does well seem to work to describe them.    Yeah its a bit hard this season to truly assess what's what with a quiver, this has sure been a wacky winter. One thing my Magnums do well is grip onto that ice so any ski that replaces them must do the same.

 

I actually ended up selling my Yumi's.  I had them tuned up so they ended up doing pretty decent in the ice/hard pack but I just didn't use them that much.  My Magnums are 80 underfoot, Yumis are 83 and my Kenjas are 87 and it just seemed the Yumi's got left out too much.  I originally was going to use them as my teaching skis but if I got released from lineup and had some time to free ski I often preferred I had my Magnums or Kenjas.   I ended up selling them to a nice gal who needed some new skis so hopefully she's happy with them.

 

I haven't started doing bumps yet so if you have any recommendations for a bump ski that would be awesome.  I definitely don't want to use the Atomics for that.  Someone suggested Hart for a mogul ski, its pretty skinny I think.

post #10 of 20
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Originally Posted by surfsnowgirl View Post

 

Just curious, why you were and IceCookie expecting me to get a race ski, did I elude to it or say something lol.

 

You were seriously enthusiastic about the Pursuits (800?) but you were talking about your quiver being full.  

So the thought process was something like: "Likes groomers, quiver full and the narrowest skis  in the quiver were like 80something waist?    Therefore race skis haven't really been on her radar yet, and when they do show up - BOOM! HELLO! That's not a blip, that's an elephant."

 


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Originally Posted by surfsnowgirl View Post

 

I haven't started doing bumps yet so if you have any recommendations for a bump ski that would be awesome.  I definitely don't want to use the Atomics for that.  Someone suggested Hart for a mogul ski, its pretty skinny I think.

 

Don't have a specific reco here but you might try the Blizzards while you still have them.

post #11 of 20
I love my CA version. I just bought another pair of them. For me, upper in T/adv 150 west coast skier, these are great groomer skies
post #12 of 20
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Originally Posted by surfsnowgirl View Post
 

 

Oh yeah so bitten by the bug.  I was set on those Dynastars when I was at my home resort in western Mass today and I happened to look over at the men's skis and went hmmmm what is that.... Hmmm Atomic Redster, wait.  I swore someone on here suggested I try to find one of these because the US Ski team aka Mikaela Shiffrin skis these for a reason lol.   I'm not looking to be a racer mind you but I have found that OMG are these types of skis fun.   I had to take these Atomics out.   Unlike the Dynastar slalom ski that wasn't a fan of turning and just really wanted to straightline down the hill, the Atomic was different.  It wanted to turn so between the ski's wanting to turn and that grip in the hard snow hooked me bad.  I want to demo this ski one more day but its looking like this will be my next ski.   I will try to demo it this coming weekend with colder temps expected it should be plenty ice and hard packed.   164cm was the perfect size too, felt so good.............   When I demoed the Dynastar in a 163 it felt short but the Redsters felt PERFECT at 164.

 

Just curious, why you were and IceCookie expecting me to get a race ski, did I elude to it or say something lol.

 

The Magnums are pretty lively and bouncy does well seem to work to describe them.    Yeah its a bit hard this season to truly assess what's what with a quiver, this has sure been a wacky winter. One thing my Magnums do well is grip onto that ice so any ski that replaces them must do the same.

 

I actually ended up selling my Yumi's.  I had them tuned up so they ended up doing pretty decent in the ice/hard pack but I just didn't use them that much.  My Magnums are 80 underfoot, Yumis are 83 and my Kenjas are 87 and it just seemed the Yumi's got left out too much.  I originally was going to use them as my teaching skis but if I got released from lineup and had some time to free ski I often preferred I had my Magnums or Kenjas.   I ended up selling them to a nice gal who needed some new skis so hopefully she's happy with them.

 

I haven't started doing bumps yet so if you have any recommendations for a bump ski that would be awesome.  I definitely don't want to use the Atomics for that.  Someone suggested Hart for a mogul ski, its pretty skinny I think.

Don't sell your Magnum use it as your bump ski, I had one and really liked it in the bumps. Like you said it holds well on the firm stuff which definitely happens in bumps, plus with the tip and tail rocker it turns very easily.

post #13 of 20
I bought the 8.5 ti model and absolutely love that ski. It was the best money I have spent in years. Ski absolutely carves in any conditions ice hardpack literally anything. It's a bit stiff in bumps but I don't care as we don't get many bumps in Midwest. I have kinda figured them out in bumps though.

If you are selling your 8.0 ca I could be interested in buying as a bump ski. Let me know.
post #14 of 20
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I bought the 8.5 ti model and absolutely love that ski. It was the best money I have spent in years. Ski absolutely carves in any conditions ice hardpack literally anything. It's a bit stiff in bumps but I don't care as we don't get many bumps in Midwest. I have kinda figured them out in bumps though.

If you are selling your 8.0 ca I could be interested in buying as a bump ski. Let me know.

 

I have the 8.0ti

post #15 of 20
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Originally Posted by surfsnowgirl View Post

I have the 8.0ti

Oh ok just curious how much do you want and what length?
post #16 of 20
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Oh ok just curious how much do you want and what length?

 

They are 165cm.  Haven't set a price yet, used probably 10 times or less.  Great condition, freshly tuned.  

post #17 of 20

I wonder how much difference the 2017 Blizzard Quattro 8.0 Ti differs from 8.0 Ti Magnum??

post #18 of 20
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Originally Posted by surfsnowgirl View Post

They are 165cm.  Haven't set a price yet, used probably 10 times or less.  Great condition, freshly tuned.  

Ok let me know when you decide. Just send a pm.
post #19 of 20
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Originally Posted by surfsnowgirl View Post
 

Likely selling my Blizzard Magnum 8.0 ti because I demoed and fell in love with a pair of Atomic Redster race skis today.   

Just curious, did you feel the ti were to stiff?? I read earlier reviews who felt that way. The reviews recommended the Ca for people of lighter weight(like myself).

post #20 of 20
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Just curious, did you feel the ti were to stiff?? I read earlier reviews who felt that way. The reviews recommended the Ca for people of lighter weight(like myself).

I personally don't find it too stiff. I am not a lightweight and tend to prefer a stifer ski so it's hard to answer that cause it's so subjective. I find the magnum ti to be very maneuverable and turny. That ti just can hang with the big boys when it comes down to digging into that hardpack and ice.

I have listed the skis for sale.

http://www.epicski.com/t/145986/fs-2013-blizzard-magnum-8-0-ti-165cm-400-or-best-offer#post_1981289
Edited by surfsnowgirl - 3/1/16 at 6:22am
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