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The Best Men's Frontside Skis For 2013

November 14, 2013

BLIZZARD MAGNUM 8.0 TI

Blizzard adds Flipcore 3D Technology to the sporty Magnum series (including the 8.5 and the 8.0) this season. Instead of bending reverse camber into the ski, Blizzard "flips" the mold to add slight rocker in the tip and tail, resulting in better stability and equal pressure distribution. Construction includes Spaceframe 3D technology, which removes small shapes in the titanium layer to reduce the tip's swing weight while maintaining torsional strength. A full wood core and sandwich sidewall construction adds edge grip. "Not for the timid," warned Mahon. "When this ski is on edge, it is ON," said Maybon. "It's so stable and strong it feels like you could blow stuff up," quipped Sutton.

Brand: Blizzard

Name: Magnum 8.0 Ti

Category: FRONTSIDE

Editors' Picks: ?

MSRP: $850

Price flat? ?

Gender: Men's

Core: Wood (beech, poplar), titanium

Turning radius (in m): 18.5 at 172

Lengths (in cm): 158-165-172-179

Sidecut: 122-80-107

Overall Rating: 3.31 out of 5

Carving: 4.50 out of 5

Playfulness: 3.66 out of 5

Versatility: 3.83 out of 5

Stability: 4.58 out of 5

Float: 0.00 out of 5

 


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