Blizzard Rustler 10 All-Mountain Ski 2021 – 2022 | Review

The Blizzard Rustler 10 are a pair of extremely playful, and versatile, all-mountain skis

Why we chose the Blizzard Rustler 10: Versatile, playful, powerful 

Lengths (cm): 164, 172, 180 & 188
Sidecut (mm): 133 / 102 / 122 (180 cm)
Radius: 17.5 m (180 cm)
Rocker Profile: Rocker-Camber-Rocker
Weight (per ski): 2,100g
Price: £550 / €550 / $700

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Released in 2017, the Rustler 10 was designed to replace the old Peacemaker ski. The Peacemaker sat within Blizzard’s playful all-mountain ski category, offering the antithesis to the directional and aggressive style of the 106 mm waisted Cochise – and the same can be said about the Rustler 10.

And ever since their release, we’re glad to say that they’ve been a success. The wider Rustler 11 is frequently found on the FWT podium while this, the 104 mm waisted Rustler 10, offers a playful ride in an extremely versatile all-mountain package.

Blizzard Rustler 10 Build

As we’ve come to expect with Blizzard skis, the Rustler 10 is packing Blizzard’s carbon flipcore technology. Flipcore, for those unaware, shapes the rocker into each layer of the ski before sandwiching them together. This natural rocker shape means that the skis don’t need to be pressed into shape, the way a traditional ski would. What this results in is an innovative rocker profile that creates even distribution of pressure through the length of the ski.

The carbon version of this flipcore technology (which, by the way, is used in these Rocker 10s) makes use of unidirectional carbon in the tips and tails to help keep swing weight low. You’ve then got a specifically shaped layer of titanal running for most the length of the ski followed by a dampening layer and carbon fibreglass laminate

Looking at the core, Blizzard has made use of the multi-layer woodcore made up of Poplar, Beech, Balsa and Paulownia. These four materials have all been laminated together to each bring their own blend of dampening, pop, durability and weight savings.

All of this constructional wizardry results in a finely tuned ski that doesn’t feel overly demanding, yet can handle its own when you decide to put the pedal to the metal. We’d say that many intermediate – expert skiers will get on with this well-rounded flex pattern, especially considering the playful shaping.

Blizzard Rustler 10 Shaping

This playful shaping features deep rocker profiles both in the tips and the tails with, of course, a nearly twinned tail. This rocker profile shares some similarities with the Volkl Revolt 104, which was a favourite playful all-mountain ski of ours, so we can see the Rustler 10 thriving in the hands of those who like their skis loose and turnable.

As mentioned above, the Rustler 10s come with 104 millimetres of waist width underfoot. This width sits at the heart of the freeride-oriented all-mountain category and offers a good level of grip on firm snow while packing enough surface area for when you decide to throw the Rustler’s off the piste.

Who Is The Blizzard Rustler 10 For?

To put it simply: the Rustler 10s can go anywhere in resort, in any conditions and will leave you with a permanent grin on your face. If you’re someone who prefers to carry a little more speed while remaining locked into turns may want to check out the more directional Cochise, but if you value high-performance skis with a playful spirit, then the Rustler 10s would work well as a single quiver ski, or command the centre of your quiver.

What Is The Blizzard Rustler 10 Good At?

Versatility: 9/10
Carving: 7/10
Soft Snow: 7/10

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