2023-2024 Blizzard Rustler 9

Ski: 2023-2024 Blizzard Rustler 9, 180 cm

Available Lengths: 162, 168, 174, 180, 186 cm

Blister’s Measured Tip-to-Tail Length (straight-tape pull): 178 cm

Stated Weight per Ski: 1935 grams

Blister’s Measured Weight per Ski: 1880 & 1887 grams

Stated Dimensions: 131.5-96-121 mm

Blister’s Measured Dimensions: 131-97-121 mm

Stated Sidecut Radius (180 cm): 17 meters

Measured Tip & Tail Splay (ski decambered): 78 mm / 41 mm

Measured Traditional Camber Underfoot: 3 mm

Core Materials: poplar/paulownia/beech + titanal (1 partial layer) + fiberglass laminate

Base: sintered graphite

Factory Recommended Mount Point: -8 cm from center;  81 cm from tail

Blister Reviews the Blizzard Rustler 9
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[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 9

“The nimblest of the Rustler series, the Rustler 9 doesn’t necessarily need a powder day to make yours. Whether you’re ripping through the trees or laying trenches back to the lift for another go, these babies are built for fun. At the heart of the redesigned Rustler 9 is a lightweight, energetic Freeride Trueblend woodcore and an all-new FluxForm technology. Trueblend and FluxForm are designed to work together to provide stability and strength underfoot, yet retain playfulness in the tip and tail. So feel free to Press Send, the Rustler 9 is specifically engineered to make you hoot and holler all over the hill.”

To hear more about the Rustler and Sheeva series, check out our Brand Lineup video from the 2023 Blister Summit:

Flex Pattern

Here’s how we’d characterize the flex pattern of the Rustler 9:

Tips: 7.5-8
Shovels: 8
In Front of Toe Piece: 8.5-9.5
Underfoot: 10
Behind the Heel Piece: 9.5-8.5
Tails: 8-7

Flash Review

Blister Members can read our Flash Review of the Rustler 9 for our initial on-snow impressions. Become a Blister member now to check out this and all of our Flash Reviews, plus get exclusive deals and discounts on skis, and personalized gear recommendations from us.

And finally, for more information on what’s new with the updated Rustler and Sheeva series, check out our writeup.

2023-2024 Blizzard Rustler 9, BLISTER
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