2023 Blizzard Rustler 10
The Rustler 10 has long been praised as the Holy Grail of freeride skis, and for good reason. When a steep shot of north-facing terrain is getting chalky, it’ll carve sweet, smooth arcs. Lining up a booter to a stash of pow? The Rustler 10 is stable, yet nimble, so you can approach lines with confidence. Ripping a groomer back to the chair? The Rustler 10 is a steady ride that loves speed. Just want to float through some fresh snow? This is your ride. It’s founded on two signature concepts: Carbon Flipcore D.R.T Technology and an innovative waist design. The longer the ski, the wider the waist, which gives freeriders and freeride athletes more control and float, even on steep terrain. The smooth rocker-camber-rocker profile make it responsive and stable, yet super playful in softer snow and on any type of terrain. The Rustler 10 is the one-ski quiver for the progressive freeride skier.
Rocker-Camber-Rocker, Sandwich Compound Sidewall, Dynamic Release Technology
Advanced to Expert
- Length: 164/172/180
- Sidecut: 122.5/102/133 @ Length 180
- Radius: 17,5 @ Length 180
Advanced - Expert
- If you enjoy hitting the biggest features in the park, aggressively carving high speed precision turns, and taking the steepest lines you can find, you will probably benefit from the features of an advanced - expert ski. These skis will be engineered with power, stiffness, and rigidity in mind. You will likely find layered construction with materials like carbon, metal and stiffer woods.
- An all mountain ski is engineered to be dependable in most terrains you have in mind. This could include heavy snow, steeps, font-side groomers, ice, and powder. If you have one ski in your quiver, this would be a good choice.
- Big Mountain skis will tend towards the stiffer side, usually with more rocker in the tip, and the tail having less. Hard chargers who prefer high speeds and bigger lines will benefit from the features these skis have to offer. These will typically be the widest skis and not be the best choice for piste.
- Bigger, Wider, more Float, and more Rocker. With a larger overall waist and rocker profile, these skis are meant for the days when the sky opens up so you can too.
- Touring skis are engineered to climb uphill (generally with skins) as well as ski downhill. They will generally have a lighter weight to width ratio; wider designs rocking deeper snow and skis thinner at the waist being more appropriate for spring/east coast/distance touring. These skis will work well with either telemark or alpine touring bindings.
Rocker / Camber / Rocker
- A rocker/camber/rocker profile has both the playfulness and float of a rockered ski while adding the edge hold of a cambered ski. This profile moves the front and rear contact points medial, but still not under your boot. A rocker/camber/rocker profile is excellent for an all mountain ski, giving you float in deeper snow and crud, with a good edge hold on piste.