Spur

Blizzard Spur

Brand
Blizzard
Model
Spur
Category
Freeride
Weight
2200 gr
Waist
123 mm
Tested length
192 cm
Year
2018

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SFI (Ski Flex Index) 

3
4
4
3
3
Fri Flyt overall rating of Blizzard Spur:

9 / 10

Flotation:
8 / 10
Turning capabilities:
8 / 10
Stability at speed:
9 / 10
Technical info:
Blizzard´s widest big mountain ski is special. The construction consists of carbon, aluminum, glass and a balsa core. The shape, with the asymmetrical tips, resembles a splitboard. In contrast to K2, it has an asymmetrical sidecut, which is a little more abrupt along the outer edge. Soft flex, especially in the front ski. Reinforced edges. This is the lightest construction in the test.

On snow:
Spur is new this year, and it clearly stands out in the test. As the snow became more and more tracked, the better it performed compared to the competition. It feels very calm and stable on the snow, both in the turns as well as going straight forward. It requires quite a lot of speed to perform well off-piste. This length (and it only comes in one length) isn´t ideal for maneuvering through birch woods in gently sloping terrain of Norwegian mountains. At the same time, it is somehow the most forgiving ski in rough conditions. It is a ski for you who like charging down the mountain, also when there is a lot of tracked snow.


Spur

Technical data:

Measured length
192 cm
Flex (relative stiffness)
SFI 34433
Brand
Blizzard
Model
Spur
Produced
Austria
Contact length
70 cm
Rocker tail
57 cm
Rocker nose
65 cm
Side cut
119 cm
Taper tail
32 cm
Taper tip
41 cm
Setback (true center to narrowest point)
12 cm
Tested mounting point (true center to boot center)
8 cm
Max tail width
132 mm
Min waist width
123 mm
Max nose width
143 mm
Side cut radius
26 mR
Width difference nose vs. tail
11 mm
Surface area (one ski)
2409 cm2
Weight
2200 gr
Relative weight
0.91 gr/cm2
Hight tail tip
26 mm
Hight nose tip
67 mm
Angle tail tip
13°
Angle nose tip
30°

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.