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By: Justin
This ski, my friends, is a great ski. And I don't like anything. Ask around. When picking a ski, I tend to prefer fat, soft, and versatile options--which is weird, because I'm thin, rigid, and completely one-dimensional. Despite the metal reinforcement underfoot, the Rustler 11 has the perfect medium-stiff flex for a playful big mountain board, and feels surprisingly light for all its girth. And that girth is nice, too. A 112mm waist width handles all but the deepest days in the Western mountains, without sacrificing stability or mobility when conditions get sporty. I'm usually on skis that are 110-115mm wide, and the Rustler 11 is probably the one I ended up reaching for most often this winter. That's quite an endorsement from me, since I'm either a living, breathing ski expert or a very well-constructed bot.

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Our Take On The 2021 Blizzard Rustler 11:

When big mountains get big snow, the Rustler 11 is one of the skis of choice for Powder7 staffers. Just ask Justin, our data guy, who took it to Jackson Hole during their record February two seasons ago. He loves the ski for its big-mountain and powder performance, which is wrapped in a surprisingly light package. So when you or “Justin” find yourself at the top of something steep ‘n sketchy, the Rustler 11 gives you the maneuverability to make turns, and the backbone to keep you on the snow rather than send you plummeting. The Carbon Flipcore D.R.T., which places a titanal sheet through the midsection of the ski for stability where you need it, but reduces torsional rigidity in the tips and tails to allow for playful skiing, makes the Rustler 11 an ideal option for those who want a bit of everything from their powder boards. So whether you're a weekend skier, “Justin”, or F.W.T. champion Leo Slemett, the Rustler 11 is a safe bet whether you're surfing powder or charging steeps. Unchanged for 2020-21 minus an updated topsheet, the Rustler is ready for yet another year of freeride “sending.” Similar skis: Nordica Enforce 110 Free, Moment Deathwish, Icelantic Nomad 115.

2021 Blizzard Rustler 11 Specs:

Dimensions:139/112/121
Radius:[email protected]
Rocker:Freeride Rocker
Ability Level:Ability Level 8
Construction:Full Sidewall
Weight:4100 grams (per pair for size 180cm) Learn more about ski weights

Blizzard Rustler 11 Model Lineage:


Rustler 11 (2018 - 2021) In Stock

Gunsmoke (2013 - 2017) Sold Out

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