Blizzard Quattro RX 2017 Review

October 13, 2016
Blizzard Quattro RX 2017
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GEAR INSTITUTE RATINGS
94
Edge-hold
10
Float
8
Versatility
9
Stability
9
Carving
9
Value
9

The Good

  • Perfectly balanced
  • Damp, yet agile
  • Big sweet spot
  • Very easy to initiate
  • Super stable at high speeds

The Bad

  • Better on groomers
  • More rewarding for technical skiers
  • Needs to be skied all the time
  • Not as responsive at slower speeds
  • Little on the pricey side
THE VERDICT

The aptly named Quattro RX is perfect for discerning frontside all-mountain skiers who appreciate the beauty of a perfectly carved turn, especially at higher speeds. While the ski is best on firm and packed snow conditions, its balance and big sweet spot provide excellent control for bumps, fresh dust, and of course, the groomed.

FULL REVIEW

To a man, every one of our testers raved about the Blizzard Quattro RX’s balance, and its generouse sweet spot which made it a dream to turn in a variety of hard snow conditions. With just a hint of rocker, this ski is exceptionally easy to initiate with tremendous edge-hold in all radius turns. At high speeds, it feels like magic underfoot, with a vacuum smooth dampness on the snow that can still excitingly lively leaping into the next turn.

The ski does prefer hardpack, and also performs better the more it is driven. Not for skiers who like to slarve, or who spend most of their day off-piste, this is certainly one of the best frontside skis we’ve ever skied.

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WHERE TO BUY
MSRP
$1,320.00
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