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Blizzard Skis - Help with age required

post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 
Hi everyone,

I wondered it you could help me identify the year that these Blizzard skis were manufactured? They are 161cm Blizzard X-cross TIs (wood-sandwich composite).

Also, please can you tell me what the TI stands for?

I bought them from EBay for £45 (never been used), complete with bindings... they look great and I just wanted to make sure they aren't as old as the hills that I'll be skiing on next week!

Thanks in advance.

post #2 of 12
I think these are 05-06 (maybe 06-07), the Ti stands for titanium. Not sure what the 45 lb's equate to, but it sounds cheap. Nice steal.

This ski was a real nice front side charger. Go out and enjoy them.
post #3 of 12
And all these years I thought that TI stood for "total insanity".

Dang!
post #4 of 12
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And all these years I thought that TI stood for "total insanity".

Dang!
A common misconception.
post #5 of 12
Thread Starter 

Thanks Guys

Thanks for the info lads. I thought the TI meant Titanium but thought I'd better ask anyway!

post #6 of 12
Ti often means titanal (no hyphen) in a ski name. It's a product of AMAG Rolling of Austria.

The chemical composition of Titanal® in weight percent breaks down to approximately 88.5% aluminum, 1.7% copper, 2.5% magnesium, 7% zinc, and 0.1% zirconium.
post #7 of 12
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Ti often means titanal (no hyphen) in a ski name. It's a product of AMAG Rolling of Austria.
Anybody know the correct pronunciation on this one? I've heard it many ways.

Tee-tin-ull
Tie-tin-ull (like tie your shoes)
Tit-a-null

Not that it really matters, just wondering...
post #8 of 12
Thanks Dano, I was curious about that. I wondered if there was titanium in the mix.

I've been calling it tie-tan-all.
post #9 of 12
I don't know the correct pronunciation. I doubt that it is tit-anal.
post #10 of 12
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Ti often means titanal (no hyphen) in a ski name. It's a product of AMAG Rolling of Austria.

The chemical composition of Titanal® in weight percent breaks down to approximately 88.5% aluminum, 1.7% copper, 2.5% magnesium, 7% zinc, and 0.1% zirconium.
That looks, feels and tastes like a 7000 series AL.

But the majority of consumers see Titanal and think the are getting some exotic metal in their skis.
post #11 of 12
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That looks, feels and tastes like a 7000 series AL.

But the majority of consumers see Titanal and think the are getting some exotic metal in their skis.
That always cracked me up too.

It's like "composite" must mean "carbon fiber" and never "just plain fiberglass*".



*if there ever really was such a thing.
post #12 of 12
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I've been calling it tie-tan-all.
Yep, that's about right -- I'd describe it as "tighten-all" (I hear it mentioned at work from time to time).
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