Peace out and jib all over.
Do people call you Sir Jibs-a-Lot or MC Spinner? Or maybe they just call you Dude. Either way, Blizzard Peacemaker Ski is the one if you wanna spin to win, hit a step-up, or nail that gap. It has a wood core with lots of life and a smooth ride, rockered twin profile, and a touch of camber underfoot, for all-around versatility when the whole mountain is your park. A mid-fat waist makes edge-to-edge lightning fast for easy transitions, and a large sidecut radius keeps you stable on those fast run-outs. The Peacemaker is the more versatile and all-mountain out of the two Free Mountain Twin series from Blizzard.
- Flipcore Natural rockered profile
- Camber underfoot
- Sidewall construction
- Wood core
- 104-millimeter waist
- Large sidecut radius
Share your thoughts
I am 5'10 160 advanced skier and worried...
I am 5'10 160 advanced skier and worried 179 will feel too short and most guys using 186 are bigger then me. I prefer skiing in the trees, bumps, and the occasional jump, so leaning toward 179, but I am concerned about edge grip on bad northeast days or groomers in general ramping up speed. Am I going to be slipping and sliding too much on 179, or is it firm enough that I should be ok? Many thanks!
At your size I would never recommend going up to the 186cm. Only if you are skiing a lot of big mountain or very deep snow. You will lose so much fun factor everywhere else. If you truly are an advanced skier you will learn to ski this ski in time and carving won't be a problem, just give it an adjustment time from a traditional carver.
I am 178 cm tall; about 87 kgs; ski...
I am 178 cm tall; about 87 kgs; ski mainly blacks & just starting to explore the double blacks in Whistler; really enjoy the challenge of steeps
I just demoed the Rossi Soul 7 in 180cm which I found a bit soft; and the Super 7 in 180cm which was a bit difficult to turn on the frontside?
I think the Peacemaker may be the right ski for me
Would you recommend a 179cm or 186cm for me
Is there any other ski I should look at
Many thanks in advance
At your size I would have recommended the soul 7 in a 188cm for sure and even the Super 7. You are very close to my size and I would buy Soul or Super in the 188cm for sure.
As far as the peacemaker you could go either way but based on where you ski I would go for the 186cm. Being a true twin tip that takes off some of the length. 179cm will be so much fun in the bumps, tight trees, and just more playful but for the size of whistler and the variable conditions you could encounter I think 186cm.
Other skis in that 105mm waist width would be Cochise, Scout, Sick Day 110 but don't really recommend these if you ride switch. Line Influence 105, Atomic Ritual would be an option. Sir Francis bacon for something more surfy and buttery. Many options but gets overwhelming so stick with a couple and just go for it and enjoy!
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Tested the Peacemaker along with a few other Blizzard skis this weekend. Thought the peacemaker's were the most versatile. Very responsive at almost all speeds and conditions. The others were also very nice, but needed to push them a little harder to get them to there sweet spot. Peacemaker seems like a great choice for an all around everyday ski.
A side question, as I understand it 2013/2014 is the first year for this ski. With that said, does anyone know the difference between the version with the sheriffs badge at the top of the one ski and the ones that do not have it? The rest of the graphics look the exact same.
I currently have a Bonafide, which I really...
I currently have a Bonafide, which I really like. But they can be a bit of a handful because it's so stiff. I'm a 5'7", 135lb girl. I constantly have to be on it to ski it well (which isn't necessary a bad thing:) ). I'm looking to round out my quiver with something a little softer and playful. Something that can be pretty good in the bumps if it hasn't snowed in a while (understand it won't be great considering it's 104 underfoot). Something that can still lay it down on groomers. Something that I can get some air here and there on. Something that is NOT super soft though. For example, I tried the Volkl Bridge and the 4FRNT MSP, I thought they were too soft (not noodles, but not quite what I'm looking for). Is the Gunsmoke the ski I'm looking for? Or maybe some other recommendations??
I think you'd totally dig the Peacemakers. They're a ton of fun. Lighter and popper than the Bonafide but still have great grip and performance on groomers. They're easy but still rip. They don't have the top end performance and hard snow grip as a Bonafide but honestly it's pretty close. Gunsmoke and Peacemaker are virtually the same ski just with different dimensions. Very similar feel and characteristics
Have u looked at the scout or Dakota .
So I'm basically 6 foot (5'11.5") and I...
So I'm basically 6 foot (5'11.5") and I weigh like 145. I'm trying to decide between 179 and 186. I'm a big mountain skier and I compete on the ifsa junior freeski tour so I need something stable, but at the same time I still like to flip, spin, butter and just jib in general all around the mountain. Any advice on which size would be great.
For that combination of skiing styles and your height and weight I would recommend the 179. If you were doing nothing but big mountain I might favor the 186, but the Peacemaker has decent rocker to it that will make the 179 float nice and high and will jib and turn easier when you need it to.
The topsheet says "titanium flipcore". ...
The topsheet says "titanium flipcore". Can you please verify if there's any metal at all in these?
This is not a metal reinforced ski.
There is just metal under the foot for binding mounting purposes. Graphics are a little confusing.
Hi - Need some advice on length for these...
Hi - Need some advice on length for these - I'm 6ft, 165lbs, and will be using as all mountain ski in Europe (will need to deal with powder, trees, bumps, hardpack and steeps on the same day. Currently happy on 179 Line Prophet 100s with metal and no rocker, so 179 in these seems short, but 186 sounds like a lot of ski. Any thoughts on whether I'm right to size up? Thanks!
186 for sure especially at your height. The added rocker to these would make the 186 ski more like your 179 Line Prophets.
Fun, Funner, Funnest
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Skied these a bunch last spring and it's probably the most fun ski Blizzard makes. It's not as stable as the Bonafide or Cochise and it definitely has a speed limit if you're a bigger guy (I'm 210) but at moderate speeds through all sorts of snow I was amazed at the performance for a ski that hand flexes pretty soft and has a significant amount of rocker. A ton of fun to carve on for something that's 104 and super fun in the spring slush and corn. It has more sidecut that the Bonafide or Cochise so if you find like you want more sidecut in a fat ski from Blizzard this would be a good choice. You'd be hard pressed to find a better 104mm ski for only $599
Blizzard Peacemaker Ski
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I love to ski fast, find cool natural features to air, blast off a lip in the park and still be able to lay em down on hard snow. This ski does all of this without a hiccup. Awesome dampness with powerful rebound, it is perfectly at home skiing hard on any terrain, and poppy, lively and playful for getting your jib on. Love it. This is my go to ski for any day with less than 15 inches of new.