Ski: 2023-2024 Blizzard Rustler 11, 186 cm
Available Lengths: 168, 174, 180, 186, 192 cm
Blister’s Measured Tip-to-Tail Length (straight-tape pull): 183.7 cm
Stated Weight per Ski: 2065 grams
Blister’s Measured Weight per Ski: 2082 & 2089 grams
Stated Dimensions: 142-114-132 mm
Blister’s Measured Dimensions: 142.3-114-132.6 mm
Stated Sidecut Radius (186 cm): 20.5 meters
Measured Tip & Tail Splay (ski decambered): 81 mm / 49 mm
Measured Traditional Camber Underfoot: 3 mm
Core Materials: poplar/paulownia/beech + titanal (1 partial layer) + fiberglass laminate
Factory Recommended Mount Point: -8 cm from center; 84.2 cm from tail
[Editor’s Note: In the interest of getting you information sooner on some of the products we’re reviewing, we’re posting here some of our measured specs and manufacturer details, and will update in the future. Take a look, and let us know in the Comments Section below what questions you’d like us to answer.]
What Blizzard says about the Rustler 11
“Skiing is always fun, but we’d be lying if we said it wasn’t a whole lot more fun when you need to pack your snorkel. The Rustler 11 lives for the days when the snow gods deliver, and is as eager to race your buddies to the rope drop as you are. At the heart of the redesigned Rustler 11 is a lightweight, energetic Freeride Trueblend woodcore and an all-new FluxForm metal layup technology. Trueblend and FluxForm are designed to work together to provide stability and strength underfoot, yet retain all of the float and playfulness you’ve come to love and expect in the tip and tail of a Rustler 11. For the deepest days of the year and every day in between, the Rustler 11 is ready to Press Send.”
Additionally, check out our video from the 2023 Blister Summit where Blizzard goes over their new Rustler and Sheeva skis:
And finally, for more information on what’s new with the updated Rustler and Sheeva series, check out our writeup.
Here’s how we’d characterize the flex pattern of the Rustler 11:
In Front of Toe Piece: 8-9.5
Behind the Heel Piece: 9.5-8.5
Overall, the new Rustler 11 has a very similar flex pattern to the previous Rustler 11.
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