Review: Blizzard Rustler 9 Skis · 2024Published on 07/25/2023 · 3 min readCurated Ski Expert Jake Renner shares his experience with using the 2024 Blizzard Rustler 9 Skis. Note that experts are not sponsored by any brands; these are their honest opinions.
The Curated Take
The Blizzard Rustler 9 skis are ideal for versatile all-mountain skiers. They boast a 96mm waist and rocker-camber-rocker profile for great balance between groomed runs and off-piste exploration. A blend of wood, carbon, fiberglass, and titanal in the core ensures a lively ride, stability at high speeds, and responsiveness. With an edge-to-edge transition and a 17m turn radius, these skis handle well on ice, hardpacked snow, and in less than 10-12" of powder. They promise durability, moderate flex, and easy pivot for a variety of skill levels, offering good value for money in their performance range.
- Smooth, quick, and intuitive edge-to-edge transition with superior edge hold allows this ski to feel at the top of the class regarding carving
- Extremely damp build with metal in the core keeps this ski feeling stable at higher speeds and in the chop
- Added early rise/rocker in the nose allows this ski to plow through choppy terrain, light powder, and variable snow conditions
- Not a whole lot of tail rocker and metal in the core has this ski feeling a bit unforgiving to hit jumps with
- At 96mm underfoot doesn't offer enough float for the deeper snow days or a true powder day