Scout

Blizzard Scout

Brand
Blizzard
Model
Scout
Category
Touring
Weight
2110 gr
Waist
107.7 mm
Tested length
185 cm
Year
2014

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SFI (Ski Flex Index) 

6
6
6
5
5
Fri Flyt overall rating of Blizzard Scout:

8 / 10

Hard snow:
8 / 10
Soft snow:
9 / 10
Weight:
6 / 10
Technical info:
The Scout is heavy in this company, but considering the fact that it has an aluminum construction, the weight is low. Like other new Blizzard skis, it has flat camber in the waist and long rocker at both tip and tail. The tip is very low, with a medium steep angle. Stiff front and back ski. The long side cut radius (32 m) gives narrow tips compared to the long carve zone. One of the widest waists in the test.

On snow:
Although we like lightweight touring skis, Blizzard Scout was a real eye-opener. It is very stable at speed and charges through most snow conditions, at the same time as it works fine with light touring boots. Blizzard have really achieved their goal. What you need to consider is a) if you really want a ski that is over two kilos for touring use and b) what other skis are available in the same weight class. Scout is a great ski, but it´s too heavy to win a touring ski test.


Scout

Technical data:

Measured length
184 cm
Flex (relative stiffness)
SFI 66655
Brand
Blizzard
Model
Scout
Produced
Austria
Available lengths
170, 177
Contact length
88 cm
Rocker tail
51 cm
Rocker nose
45 cm
Side cut
147 cm
Taper tail
13 cm
Taper tip
24 cm
Setback (true center to narrowest point)
13 cm
Tested mounting point (true center to boot center)
11 cm
Max tail width
122.3 mm
Min waist width
107.7 mm
Max nose width
134.7 mm
Side cut radius
31.6 mR
Width difference nose vs. tail
12.4 mm
Surface area (one ski)
2106 cm2
Weight
2110 gr
Relative weight
1 gr/cm2
Hight tail tip
9 mm
Hight nose tip
48 mm
Angle nose tip
26°

This sequence of numbers indicates stiffness. Each number corresponds to a part of the ski, from tail to tip. 5 equals the average
for this part and length of the ski. Lower values indicate softer skis, higher values stiffer.