Blazzard Magnum 8.1
This was the one ski that when I took it back, I said WOW. If you like the AC40 you'll like this ski. We all know what a great ski that is so I won't bore you.
As good as the AC40 only lighter, thanks to the new binding.
May be I should have skied this in the shorter lenght. I felt it was to stiff on all 3 settings. My big buddy, 270lbs 6' liked the ski, same with a respected tuner at one of the local shops, but Randy's a big guy too.
When I took the Magnum back the second time and spoke to the girl more, I told her if this was a blind test, I would have thought I was on my AC4's or AC40's. She said that was the ski they were going after. Seems some of the Volkl guys work for Blazzard now. When I put my AC4's back on and went to ski off, I was amazed at how heavy they were. I had to ski back to the Blazzard rep and tell her the difference.
My Female friend, a Volkl Girl, liked the Blazzard Magnum 7.6 she's on the Volkl Fuego. She's not big on wider skis, but she's beginning to see the light...
I also skied the Volkl Tigershark 10ft, 167cm (no switch), what a plank, to stiff.