Advanced level freeride skier
Heyman's rating of this ski:
Considering his skiers profile:
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.