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
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