This Ski Is A Staff Favorite:
By: Matt M
I'll shoot straight: The Rustler 10 is, in my book, the best ski of 2018. Why? It defines its own niche. In the B.R. (Before Rustler) years, finding a ski in the justifiably popular and crowded field of versatile all-mountain options around 100mm underfoot involved choosing between hard-snow and soft-snow pleasure. Not anymore. I've taken the Rustler down hard-packed and hairy steeps, cut-up back bowls, powder-choked trees, and fast groomers. The ski doesn't just do everything, it crushes everything. And it's not hard to see why. Titanal and carbon make it bomber strong, while its shape, rocker, and multi-wood core give it energy and playfulness. The kicker? It's shockingly lightweight for what it is, making it as much a viable backcountry option as a resort stud. Well done, Blizzard.
In Depth Staff Reviews:
By: Matt M
Read our preview of 2021 Blizzard Skis
A Blizzard of Color
The 2020 Blizzard skis lineup doesn't feature any massive changes, outside of a redesign to the Zero G backcountry ski series. There are a couple minor tweaks, like thicker wood in the Rustler 10, and a couple subtle additions, like the Brahma 82 and Black Pearl 82. But the flashiest update is the collection-wide color-pop (even the blacked-out Spur has pink sidewalls!), which includes a redesign of the crazy-popular Black Pearl's graphics.
As for that Zero G redesign, Blizzard pulled off a couple cool things. One, they dropped the weight by 20% of an already very light collection of skis. And two, they added more playfulness and more stability by employing 3D carbon, cutting some rocker, and updating the tip ... Continue Reading
By: Matt M
Check out our preview of 2020 Blizzard skis.
Highlights from the 2019 Blizzard skis lineup:
The Old Standbys
Blizzard's classic lineup of men's skis—the Bodacious, Cochise, Bonafide, and Brahma—come back for another year of intra-mountain domination. Last year's Brahma CA has a fresh look (far right) and a new name for 2019. Say hello to the Bushwacker.
Rustling Up Winners
One of the most impressive new lines of skis a year ago was Blizzard's Rustler, known as the Sheeva on the women's side. This year, the freeride series gets even better with the addition of the Rustler 9 and the Sheeva 9 at 94mm and 92mm underfoot respectively.
The Sheeva 9 and the Rustler 9 for the most part mirror the construction of their wider associates. The ... Continue Reading
2020 Blizzard Rustler 10 Description:
The Rustler 10 returns to the same fanfare and adoration it has garnered the past two seasons, but with arguably the best topsheet to date. If it ain't broke, don't fix it, right? The 102mm waist width, light swingweight, tapered titanal sheet underfoot, uni-directional carbon in the tip and tail, plus well-balanced rocker/camber/rocker profile make the Rustler 10 the most versatile ski in the family and possibly the entire Blizzard lineup. It's stable and reliable enough for hard-charging experts, surfy and turny enough for casual rippers, and even light enough to throw an alpine touring binding on and use for backcountry skiing. This ski is a must-have.
2020 Blizzard Rustler 10 Specs:
|Weight:||3330 grams (per pair for size 172cm) Learn more about ski weights|