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Blizzard Gunsmoke

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Blizzard Gunsmoke Freeride ski test 2016

Dimensions:

Length (cm): 179, 186, 193
Sidecut (mm): 140 - 114 -130
Radius @186cm length (m): 22.0


Characteristics:

Terrain: 100% off-piste
Discipline: freeride
Skier level: advanced - expert
Stability: good
Floatation: good
Profile: tip rocker - camber - tail rocker

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Freeride ski Blizzard Gunsmoke 2017

 

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Heyman's review: Advanced freeride skier

Advanced level freeride skier
Heyman's rating of this ski:

3 stars


Considering his skiers profile:

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Reviewer Heyman

"What I look for in my ultimate freeride ski is plenty of float, maneuverability and playfulness. And you should be able to lay some trenches on the slopes as well. Weight reduction is all important for easy turning in difficult circumstances."

 SkillsLevel 13
 FitnessLevel 7
 SpeedLevel 12
 Length:178 cm
 Weight:85 kg

 


My favourite freeride skis:

1. Liberty Double Helix
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2. DPS Wailer 112 RP2 Pure3
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3. Line Mr. Pollard's Opus
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To all my reviews

 

Freeride and freestyle mix twin tip ski


The Blizzard Gunsmoke is brilliant in deep powder and chopped-up snow. Even at lower speed the Gunsmoke starts to surf immediately in deep powder. Whether you're skiing at maximum speed or just cruising through the deep snow, this ski keeps turning effortlessly. In chopped-up snow there is no speedlimit. The Gunsmoke has so much stability that you're never worried of loosing control. On piste however I found the Gunsmoke completely out of place. Whatever I did, I couldn't get a decent carve turn out of it.

Cliffjumps and saltos

The way the Blizzard Gunsmoke handles chopped-up snow and bumpy terrain, illustrates its stability and dampening. That makes it a very comfortable ski to land on after a big jump. Therefore and because of the twin tip I suppose the Gunsmoke might be ideal for cliffjumps and saltos off-piste. So if you're looking for a freeride ski to do tricks on in powder, the Gunsmoke might be a good choice.

Blizzard about the Gunsmoke

"Pop off pillows and get creative in natural terrain features with the Gunsmoke, a playful freeride ski that has had Blizzard’s professional athletes and everyday skiers stoked since it was introduced to the masses. A 114mm waist, Twin Tip profile, powder specific rocker, and Flipcore construction will have you looking at powder skiing from a totally different perspective. This skis' technology creates an all-around weapon that makes powder skiing effortless and fun, while still giving you that classic Blizzard stability when soft snow gets hammered. Just ask former Freeride World Tour Champion Loic Collumb-Patton what he thinks about his favorite ski, the Gunsmoke…", says Blizzard. As I don't do freestyle, only the freeride component remains, which is still good enough or a 3 star rating.

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