15 comments on “2019-2020 Blizzard Spur”

  1. Those skis are damn sexy!

    Mind blowing, I just want to stare LOL

    Almost bought the current Spur, now waiting to hear about these beasts

    When do you expect them on the market for sale? fall of 2017?

  2. These look like they could reduce the centerline roost and face shots that symmetrical skis do so well.

  3. Ok, I gotta ask. How do these asymmetrical skis work? I think I understand the basic idea: longer effective edge on the inside, with a shorter edge on the outside, so it doesn’t catch when you turn…something like that? If all else were equal (of course this is almost never the case) how would the asymmetrical shape change the way skis feel? Thanks for the great work–I can’t wait for the year review.

  4. Interesting, I added last year’s Spur to the quiver at the end of the season but haven’t skied them yet. Reading this review I think I’m glad I went with last year’s model as I think it covers the top range of my quiver better as a powder work-horse than this more pivoty model. Sounds like a fun ski though.

  5. Looks like a really fun ski for the trees and deep pow. A comparison with the new K2 Catamaran could be in order. Was wondering if the shovels on the new Spur will hold up in deep chop or fold up like noodles like the old Rossi S7?

  6. Do these skis have skin capabilities? would the asymmetrical tip and tail disable skins to be put on? Would the same problem occur on the K2 catamaran?

  7. I have been skiing a pair of 2013 Cochise based almost exclusively on your review. I can’t overstate how great these skis are. As an old guy (55) and from the East coast, they make me a better skier than I have any right to be. That said, I don’t think they are great in really deep powder. I’m a little too old and too heavy to really float the Cochise in bottomless powder. So, I bought the new Spur. Again, based exclusively on your buyer’s guide and my experience with the Cochise. Wow, what a fun ski. It has that same old school Cochise ‘suspension.’ It’s flat, it pivots, rails, surfs and, most importantly, it floats. The same Blizzard ‘flipcore BS’ DNA is in there but it’s a much easier ski than the Cochise. I’m not prepared to say it’s my go to side country weapon, but for deep (really deep) Jackson headwall, side country, and back country powder, they rock.

  8. Wholly smokes what a ski! I took a gamble and bought it to replace my Black Crows Nocta 190 cm. The spurs are so fast and stable, very damp, light, and so easy to turn. It’s almost scary how fast they turn as you’re thinking about it. Almost like the DPS Lotus 138 that could pivot on a dime. These do too, but in a manageable width and with camber (i.e. more functional). Couldn’t believe the straight line ability/stability and the ability to do Tokyo drift style “turns”. Just sliding sideways across the fall line as far as I liked. I encountered pow, dust on crust and wind scoured bullet proof. It transposition from one type of snow to the other without flinching. I was skeptical on the shape design vs functionality but it is apparent immediately and works perfectly. Doesn’t hook snow, releases easily, and keeps it planed up on the snow vs. going for a scuba dive like my Noctas.

  9. Hi.
    Am about to pull the trigger on the spurs. With a waist width of 124 how exactly did you mount the fritchi techton 12 which have a max brake width of 120mm? What am I missing.

    Id like to mount the atk freeraider 14 binding which also has a max of 120mm.

    This will be used for a sled assisted touring ski in valemont BC. Lots of tree skiing and mini-golf lines. Always deep snow. Id like to use a light binding to keep the weigh down as they are a bit heavy for a touring ski.

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