Go wild in western pow.
Burn down the mountain in a blaze of glory on the Blizzard Gunsmoke Ski, Blizzard's most playful resort powder option, and a favorite of Blizzard's pro team riders including 2014 Freeride World Tour Champion, Loic Collomb. The Gunsmoke is 114mm underfoot for buoyancy in powder. For modern freeride skiing there isn't just fast and forward; there's fast, forward, backward, sideways, and spinning. All the cool kids know this, and that's why they love this ski's rockered tip and tail, a nice ample waist, and generous sidecut radius.
This surfy ski lives to change it up and find new ways of riding on snow. The Flipcore Natural rockered construction means that the ski is actually made upside down in the mold so the downward-facing convex side forms the natural rocker, without having to bend or artificially shape the ski in a press. The result is incredible natural spring and lightweight flotation in powder, while retaining excellent stability and the even pressure distribution that you need on firmer conditions. Combine that with a mixed arsenal of powerful sidewall construction and an energetic yet smooth wood core, and who knows what you'll invent on this ski?
- Big mountain freerider rides down powder in a blaze of glory
- Fat 114mm waist width floats over deep pow
- Rockered tip and tail stay afloat over soft snow
- Camber underfoot gives grip on packed snow
- Lite Core blend of poplar, bamboo, and ISO woods
- Flipcore construction for natural flex, edge grip, and stability
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Time and time again, the Gunsmoke is near the top of the charts in the freestyle category. Attaining perfect marks in versatility and float, you can rest assured these big sticks can handle everything from the deepest of pow days to chunder filled steeps to frontside hardpack and everything in between. If you are looking for one ski to fill your entire quiver, this could be it. Blizzard combines rigid ISO composite material with mid-density poplar and bamboo in the core as the foundation. Paired with the rocker-camber-rocker profile, these design features create a knockout combination of power and playfulness.
This ski truly is one of the most versatile freestyle skis out there! If you are a fiend for pillows, pow, and more pillows, this ski is exactly what the doctor ordered. More often than not, you’ll go with a smooth 180, riding away switch. The girthy waist width and forgiving flex of this ski allows you to surf the deepest of snow, ready to pop, press, and pivot on a dime. If you have questions about what size of the Gunsmoke would be best for you, or any other of Blizzard’s lineup, please contact me directly for expert advice!