Blizzard Rustler 10 ski review, 2017/2018 men's Big Mountain Category, from our equipment experts at powered by Masterfit.

One way to appreciate Blizzard's Rustler 10 for what it is would be to consider what it isn’t: a Cochise, its beast of a big brother that’s equipped to support strong, fast skiers who rip through crud fields at 40 mph. If you’d like to have that kind of confidence but aren’t likely to go anywhere near that fast, the Blizzard Rustler 10 could be right up your alley. Built in accepted Big Mountain skis fashion with tips and tails that are both rockered and tapered so they don’t interfere with the smearing action that takes the travail out of off-trail travel, the Rustler 10 gets serious underfoot. That’s where you’ll find the D.R.T. Titanal platform, which tapers to a blunt point on either end. Carbon stringers embedded in glass sheets do the rest of the heavy lifting in a light structure grounded in a multi-material core comprised of the usual poplar and beech accompanied by Paulownia, balsa and ISO composite. “A confidence builder,” remarked Paul Jacobs of the Blizzard Rustler 10. “Fun, playful, easy in cut-up snow with surprising power. Crud, powder, big bumps become easy to ski.”