2024 Men's Blizzard Rustler 11 Skis
The old Rustler had a devoted following among hard charging freeriders worldwide, and many were dubious when Blizzard announced a total re-design of this classic. Relax, bros, this company knows what it's doing. The new Blizzard Rustler 11 Skis blend the best of the OG Rustler 11 with a few choice traits from the fondly remembered Gunsmoke to create a freeride sensation you'll have to try to believe. Moving the Titanal laminate from the middle of the ski to the outside rails and isolating it from the Titanal under the bindings means less tip flutter and more confidence on edge, while the smooth flex can be attributed to the unique TrueBlend Freeride core with each of 3 distinct woods providing a super strong platform underfoot with the tip and tail flexibility you want for variable snow. The new R11 still impresses with comp-worthy stability at speed, but is even more capable in tight technical terrain - and it's begging you to take it to the limit.
- Rocker Camber Rocker–Ski profile with rocker at the tip and tail, camber in the middle. Reducing the pressure on the edge at the tip and tail makes the ski even easier to handle and increases flotation on powder snow. The camber guarantees great grip on packed snow.
- TrueBlend Freeride Core–Combining Beech, Poplar and Paulownia woods in a uniquely balanced blend that's tailored to the performance needs of each Rustler or Sheeva ski, the TrueBlend Free cores are labor-intensive but allow the flex to be tuned more precisely than ever before.
- FluxForm–FluxForm - Two pieces of Titanal run the length of the ski on either side and taper toward the extremities of the ski. Combined with a separate Titanal plate underfoot, this construction allows for precise edge grip and dampening underfoot while allowing the tips and tails to flex freely. FluxForm varies according to model, with the Rustler 9 using more metal than the 10 or 11.
- Sandwich Compound Sidewall–All Blizzard skis with the exception of some junior skis are built with ABS or Phenol sidewalls for superior performance (stability, power transmission, handling) and durability.
- Binding Compatibility: We recommend a brake width equal to or at most 15 mm wider than the ski waist width.