Advanced level all-mountain
skier Alex's rating of this ski:
Considering his skiers profile:
Long carve power
The Blizzard X-Power 810 Ti IQ is a frontside all-mountain ski which is best at longer carve turns. That is when you get the nice edge grip and energy. It doesn't take a lot of effort to switch and initiate turns, probably because of the different radius along the ski. The X-Power 810 Ti is a nice allround ski for a large range of skiers as it is not in the extremes. Intermediate skiers will be able to grow on this ski and till advanced+ with all day comfort and nice turning on their mind will enjoy it. The looks are not too exciting, middle of the road.
Other terrain than groomers
The flex of the X-Power 810 Ti allows you to handle bumps and chopped up terrain without too much trouble. And as long as there is a bottom in the powder, the ski is confident enough in some fresh snow too. More than that becomes too much work for comfort. The rocker in tail and tip works especially well for smooth turning on prepared slopes. Freeriding is not what the X-Power 810 Ti is made for. Comfortable active all-condition ski for frontside skiing, I like it. Just not agile enough for 5 stars, but a certain 4 with ease.
Blizzard about the X-Power 810 Ti IQ
"The X Power 810 is all-new for 2014 representing a new paradigm in hard snow versatility. The 81mm waist, IQ binding system and 3Matrix sidecut technology which features a blend of radii (T-16m W-20m T-16m) to give the ski an easy, yet dynamic start to the turn, a solid and predictable feel during the apex of the turn, with a clean yet energetic finish. A high performance blend that it is still easy and relaxed when you ask it to be.", according to Blizzard. Yes, it is a sportive ski that can be skied comfortably at lower and higher speed. Focus on larger turns though and I like shorter better.
Rossignol Experience 84: easy to ski, with more side-country quality.
Salomon X-Drive 8.0 FS: very similar frontside all-mountain ski.
Nordica NRGy 80: hyper playful and insane tight carve!