A strong skier's all-mountain shredder.
Maybe the Blizzard Latigo Ski isn't as fat as most of its brothers in Blizzard's Freemountain Ti line, but it makes up for its relatively narrow width by being super quick through bumps and trees, powerfully edgy on groomers, and plenty fast enough to give strong intermediate skiers a perma-grin all over the mountain. It all starts with Blizzard's Flipcore, which, unlike traditional cores that are pressed in a cambered mold, presses the core into a mildly rockered shape from the very start, so the rocker profile exactly matches the shape of the ski. This gives the Latigo a snappy, lively feel, which is boosted by two layers of Titanal that stiffen things up and give the ski plenty of power and edge grip. Traditional camber underfoot lets you carve the Latigo like you're riding rails, while mild rocker in the tip and tail make it easier to initiate turns and ride over rough, choppy snow on the lightning-quick sintered graphite base. It's also built with a classic sandwich construction, which helps direct power to the edges and takes a beating without slowing down.
- Rockered tip and tail with traditional camber underfoot
- 3D Flipcore poplar core
- Dual Titanal laminate
- Sandwich construction
- Sintered graphite base
- Q & A
I typically ride side and backcountry and have a pretty good setup there but would like a good frontside ski for when it has been dry for a bit and to tackle the bumps at Mary Jane. I ski the Soul 7 180's and i am torn between the 170 and 177 for the Latigo. I am 5'10 160lbs, which ski would suit me best as i would dive into the trees, groomers and bumps?
I would recommend you go with the Latigo in the 177 cm since the tip & tail rocker will make it ski a little shorter than its true length. Feel free to contact me directly with any additional questions.
Kyle L. - Expert Gearhead
Great all around ski
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I tried a number of skis and the Latigo was the best by far. Very quick edge to edge in the bumps and the trees and stable as can be cruising in the hard pack. I don't want the season to end.
An absolute blast of a ski!
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
One of my favorite skis that I kept coming back for during the spring demo days. I might have to finally put my original Kendo's up for sale and go for a new hard snow ski that is easier to pivot and smear through the bumps.