Blizzard is upping the "number-of-moving-parts-in-a-ski" ante with its 2010-2011 "IQ-Power Full Suspension" lineup with three new skis using the carbon-fibre I-beam/fluid dampener system. While not a true "full suspension" ski (see Anton Gliders for that)...there is an I-beam of carbon fibre/composite running from either end of the ski to the fluid dampener underfoot...said to increase responsiveness, yet damp vibrations and increase control. I wonder how often we should change the oil on these.....
German Product Link:
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(Google translation to Ingrish:)
- RaceCarver: Blizzard R-Power FS IQ
My partner has a pair for testing...poor-quality spy photos below:
Hopefully we can get an on-snow review out of him ASAP.