Blizzard Spur Ski- 2020
- 150 / 124 / 140mm
- Turn Radius:
- rockered tip and tail, flat underfoot
- Dynamic Release Technology, sandwich
- (woodcore blend) poplar, beech, balsa, paulownia
- partial twin
- Claimed Weight:
- 10lb 3oz
- Recommended Use:
- freeride/powder skiing, backcountry skiing
- Manufacturer Warranty:
- 1 year
When you hear the avalanche bombs while waiting for first chair, you need a ski you can rely on to make every lap count. The Spur uses a unique asymmetrical sidecut and tapered profile that allows the ski to plane edge-to-edge seamlessly in deep snow conditions in a way that symmetrical skis never experience. Angled tips dive into the snow in a lateral motion that makes it easier to keep your weight slightly forward, and flared tails provide an intuitive release point. The sidecut renders this freeride charger surprisingly nimble, considering its measurements, making it worthy of the occasional lap in the sidecountry. All in all, the ski’s original shape paired with rocker in the tip and tail and a girthy 124mm waist make it a go-to ski for powder laps off the chair on especially deep days. Blizzard’s woodcore blend creates a remarkably stable platform with a full sidewall layer for extra confidence when straight-lining without a significant weight penalty.
- Unique big-mountain charger that performs equally well inbounds or out
- 124mm waist is the widest—and baddest—ski in Blizzard's freeride range
- Rocker/flat/rocker profile shines in powder but supplies sufficient edge hold
- Woodcore blend provides dampening properties to reduce chatter
- Long turning radius and beefy sidewalls approach freeride terrain with prowess
- Asymmetrical sidecut and taper allow for various turning shapes and speeds
Recommended Sizing Guide
Your ski size is largely determined by both your skiing ability and your preferred style of skiing. For example, an expert skier in Vermont will ski a far different ski than an expert in British Columbia. So take a look at our chart and explanations and find your perfect fit. Your weight also plays a large factor in finding the right ski. If you are either under or over average weight for your height consider downsizing or upsizing, respectively.
|Big-Mountain Freeride||Backcountry Jib||All-Mountain||Park & Pipe||All-Mountain Carve|
|Pro||180 - 200cm||180 - 190cm||180 - 190cm||175 - 185cm||175 - 185cm|
|Expert||170 - 180cm||175 - 185cm||170 - 180cm||160 - 180cm||170 - 185cm|
|Intermediate||160 - 180cm||160 - 180cm||160 - 180cm||160 - 180cm||160 - 175cm|
|Entry Level||N/A||N/A||150 - 170cm||150 - 170cm||150 - 170cm|
SKILL LEVEL EXPLANATIONS
Pro: Excels on any terrain, on any snow condition. Enjoys high speeds.
Expert: Comfortable on any terrain and most snow conditions.
Intermediate: Comfortable on Blue trails, exploring Black trails.
Entry Level: Learning to ski Green and Blue trails.
SKIING STYLE EXPLANATIONS
Big-Mountain Freeride: High speeds, deep powder, steep lines, straightlining, chutes, cliffs.
Backcountry Jib: Backcountry kickers, hucking, twintips, deep powder.
All-Mountain: From bumps to back bowls, groomers to glades; everything and anywhere on the mountain.
Park & Pipe: De-tuned edges and buttery twin tips, occasionally pole-impaired.
All-Mountain Carve: Stiff. High-speed corduroy cutter. For those blind to SLOW signs.