Blizzard Gunsmoke Skis

Priced: $399.95 - $699.99 Rated:   - 5 stars out of 5 by 20 reviews.
Skis.com (2012)
(2012)
$399.95
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Regularly: $850.00
Skis.com (2013)
(2013)
$449.91
47% off
Regularly: $850.00
Evo (2013)
(2013)
$451.90
46% off
Regularly: $850.00
Evo (2014)
(2014)
$559.96
34% off
Regularly: $850.00
USOutdoor.com $699.95
17% off
Regularly: $850.00
REI (2013) $699.95
17% off
Regularly: $850.00
Backcountry.com $699.95
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Regularly: $850.00
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(2014)
$699.99
17% off
Regularly: $850.00
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Blizzard Gunsmoke Skis -
"Best Powderski of 2014" is certainly some high praise for this year's Blizzard Gunsmoke Skis. Winning multiple awards this year, it's no wonder why people are scrambling to get their hands on one of the hottest items to come out this year. A virtually 'do-anything' ski, the Blizzard Gunsmoke will rip the hardpack, destroy the powder, and slink through crazy tight trees. Really, what more could you ask for from a ski? The Gunsmoke has a more freestyle feel and features a full twin tip construction, so that you don't sacrifice trickability when you come across an irresistible lip or kicker. Rocker in the tip and tail make this ski a contender to be a quiver killer; if you want one ski to do it all, the Blizzard Gunsmoke would be a good place to start.

Lining and Layers:

  • Not as stiff as metal-reinforced skis, the Gunsmoke skis use a fiberglass layup to create a softer flex for smearing pillow lines and skidding around in pow

Fabric:

  • Sidewall construction
  • Wood core is constructed like a sandwich with layers of precisely-milled strips reinforcing each other to create a lightweight, snappy ski with smooth and easy handling

Traction and Grip:

  • Light camber underfoot assists with grip on hardpack

Features:

  • Sidewalls direct power right to the edges of the skis, resulting in quick side-to-side response
  • Tip and tail rocker for floatation and maneuverability
  • 114-millimeter waist
  • Blizzard builds the rocker without bending the core, creating a naturally flexing, responsive ski that turns easily, resists high-speed chatter and shreds crud and pow
  • Flat underfoot
  • Flipcore Technology
  • 2250g (Per Pair @186cm)
  • True twin profile provides equal responsiveness whether you're skiing forward or backward
  • Flipcore 3D
  • Large sidecut radius
  • Vertical Sidewalls
  • Light and Poppy Feel
  • Isocore Woodcore
  • Flipcore Natural rockered profile
  • 114mm waists require bindings with wide brakes
Backcountry.com

Nowadays there is not just fast and forward; there's fast, forward, backward, sideways, and spinning. The cool kids know this, and they ride the Blizzard Gunsmoke Ski, a powderhound twin-tip with rockered tip and tail, a nice ample waist, and generous sidecut radius. This surfy ski lives to change it up slopestyle and find new ways of riding on snow. The Flipcore Natural rockered construction means that the ski is actually made upside- down in the mold so the downward-facing convex side forms the natural rocker, without having to bend or artificially shape the ski in a press. The result is incredible natural spring and lightweight floatation in powder, while retaining excellent stability and even pressure distribution that you need on the firmer stuff. Combine that with a mixed arsenal of powerful sidewall construction and energetic yet smooth wood core, and who knows what you'll invent on this ski? The Gunsmoke is the fatter of two skis in Blizzard's Free Mountain Twin series.


Evo (2013)
Blizzard changes their tune a bit and brings a playful note to the Free Mountain Series with the 2013 introduction of the Blizzard Gunsmoke Skis. A slightly softer overall flex and twin tip shaping makes this 114 mm waisted ski tons of fun for those who can't help thinking of park possibilities on pow days. The twin tip makes throwing the Gunsmoke into a slarvy speed-check a no-brainer and makes switch powder turns child's play. If you live in powder country and aspire to more than old-school figure "8"'s, win over the wild west with the Gunsmoke.

USOutdoor.com
The Gunsmoke Skis from Blizzard are new for 2012-2013 and are in the middle of the road (width wise)in Blizzard's Free Mountain line. The Gunsmoke is Blizzard's first freestyle ski with Flipcore, a revolutionary new rocker technology in which the cambered core of the ski is flipped upside down, then the ski is pressed in a natural way which produces the rocker without having to bend or otherwise shape the ski. The result is a naturally flexing ski with superior stability, that is very easy to ski. Testers claim this technology really does what it promises. Check it out today!

REI (2013)

With powder-seeking, 114mm waists and naturally rockered tips and tails, the Blizzard Gunsmoke skis offer advanced skiers a lightweight, playful ride in the deep stuff.

Recommended skier and snowboarder weights are a general guideline. Additional factors can affect which size will best suit your needs. If you have questions regarding ski and snowboard sizing, please contact us at 1-800-426-4840.

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Activity:Downhill skiing
Actual Turn Radius @ Specified Length:23m (@ 186cm)
Base Material:Sintered
Binding DIN:N/A
Binding Weight Range:N/A
Bindings included:21 meters
Camber:Tip & Tail Rocker
Construction Type:Sidewall
Core:140/114/130 millimeters
Core Material:Wood
Model #:8A206900 001 186
Radius by Length:23.0 (186 cm)
Recommended skier weight:22 meters
Rocker:Rocker/Camber/Rocker
Shape:Twin-tip
Sidecut:140-114-130 (@186cm)
Sidecut radius:Powder
Ski Gear Intended Use:Side Country / Backcountry
Ski camber:Powder
Ski design:Downhill skiing
Ski dimensions:Powder
Ski terrain:Powder
Special Features:Vertical Sidewalls
Tail Profile:Flared
Tip/Waist/Tail Widths:140/114/130mm (@ 186cm)
Titanium:No
Turn Radius:21-29
Twin tip:140/114/130 millimeters
Type:Powder Skis (111+)
Used:No
Waist Width:106-115mm
Warranty:One Year
What Binding is Included?:None
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Blizzard Gunsmoke Skis Reviews:

Positive Reviews:

2014 Blizzard Gunsmoke Ski Review

Hi, I'm Thom and I'm here with the Blizzard Gunsmoke, 5 out of 5 for this guy. Just a super, super fun, do everything kind of ski. 114 at the waist, so it's got a great shape for a one ski quiver for your western guy, somebody who's going to be skiing on groomers when the weather says they have to, but off trail any other time. Super light, super snappy, not really all that punishing because it doesn't have any metal in it, so you don't have to really try to drive the ski, but you can manipulate and kind of get it to do what you want, but it still has that pop, that edge hold, and that finish that you come to expect from a Blizzard ski, and it's just a super wonderful ski for your high level, intermediate through advanced all mountain guy.
Thom P. at Skis.com on 09/09/2013

2013 Blizzard Gunsmoke Ski Review

Whats going on, Jeff here. New Blizzard Gunsmoke Awesome! This is going to be a non-metal ski so it's a little bit softer so if you're somebody thats not quite at big and you need a fun back country ski, this is it. At 114 underfoot this thing is an absolute riot to ride. If you have to get in a pinch and need to catch it and throw, it's going to do that. It's flipcore puts way more lift on it. So this isn't like the Bodacious, it's a completely different ski. Really soft, really responsive. This thing is just going to smear pow all day long and put a smile on your face from ear to ear. 5 out of 5 stars for an awesome new product from Blizzard.
Bram R. at Skis.com on 02/02/2013

2013 Blizzard Gunsmoke Ski Review

Whats going on, Jeff here. New Blizzard Gunsmoke Awesome! This is going to be a non-metal ski so it's a little bit softer so if you're somebody that's not quite at big and you need a fun back country ski, this is it. At 114 underfoot this thing is an absolute riot to ride. If you have to get in a pinch and need to catch it and throw, it's going to do that. It's flipcore puts way more lift on it. So this isn't like the Bodacious, it's a completely different ski. Really soft, really responsive. This thing is just going to smear pow all day long and put a smile on your face from ear to ear. 5 out of 5 stars for an awesome new product from Blizzard.
Jeff G. at Skis.com on 11/11/2012

2013 Blizzard Gunsmoke Ski Review

Hey, I'm Brad, I just got off the Blizzard Gunsmoke. This ski rocks, I'm gonna give it a 5/5 stars. 114 underfoot, definitely gives it a lot of float in the soft stuff, but it held an edge like I've never had a ski this big hold before. Definitely super smooth side to side, I could even pick up my inside foot. So almost felt like a powder race ski to me which I liked a lot. Its definitely light, so its good for the guys that aren't super heavy, and out looking for a real burly. At 114 like I said I think this is an awesome kind of side country, backcountry ski, for us lighter guys.
Brad K. at Skis.com on 11/11/2012

2013 Blizzard Gunsmoke Ski Review

Hi, I'm Charlie, just got off the Blizzard Gunsmoke. I'm gonna give this ski 4/5 stars. Today were in a little bit more of a hard pack, so a ski that's 125 under waist is a little bit big for me right now. It really held it's edge fairly well, so I was surprised with it in initiating turns, and going from ski to ski. It held pretty well, and it was quicker than I had anticipated. It just had a little bit chatter for me on the frontside. If you got into the backside, I'm sure it would be great, but it just seemed that it didn't hold, quite as well, as I had anticipated.
Bram R. at Skis.com on 02/02/2013

Want a playful powder ski with a high performance edge? This is your ski. I brought 2 pairs of skis with me to Alaska this past spring. 193 Gunsmoke and 196 Bodacious. I loved them both. The difference is versatility. The gunsmoke can be skied by anyone just about anywhere. When I step into a gunsmoke, I just think to myself, this run is going to be FUN.
I am 6'1, 165lbs. If you want to charge harder and spin less, go up a size and you will love it. If you want something to hit jumps on and still ski big pow lines, your "comfort" size will be perfect.
photo cred: Jesse Hoffman

Patrick Packy Westfeldt at Backcountry.com on 10/19/2013

2013 Blizzard Gunsmoke Ski Review

Hey, it's Hunter here with the Blizzard Gunsmoke, and another 5/5 star ski, from Blizzard. Just got done skiing in pretty variable conditions, a little bit heavier snow, and the first thing I can say about it, is that, its silky smooth. Doesn't take a lot of effort, to make the ski go from edge to edge. Which is surprising giving its width. Phenomenal edge hold, finishes a turn well, floats great, it really is the whole deal package, for someone looking to go fast. Not quite as jibby as some offerings out there, but if you mostly ski forward, and wanna hull, its a great option.
Hunter A. at Skis.com on 11/11/2012

2013 Blizzard Gunsmoke Ski Review

Hi, Tom here, with the Blizzard Gunsmoke. I'm gonna give this 3 1/2 out of 5 stars. Its got a really unique shape, and its a very easy to engage ski. For me it lacked a little bit of stability on the high end. I can see your lighter weight, aggressive skier loving this, or if your looking for a touring setup. The weight savings, without the metal here, is absolutely a must. It tracks real well, it gets up onto edge easy, but it just doesn't have the same kind of power that the Cochise, or the Bodacious have with the metal.
Thom P. at Skis.com on 11/11/2012

2013 Blizzard Gunsmoke Ski Review

Hi, I'm Steve, I just got off the Blizzard Gunsmoke. I give this ski a 3 1/2 out of 5 stars. I think in a more powder snow condition, this would be a great ski. We got kinda a slushy, hard pack today. It edged surprisingly well for a ski so wide, it actually edged a little to soon for me. I was surprised at how quickly it kinda hooked up. It is a nice light ski, and it definitely can be skied on a hard pack condition. Ideally, it should be skied in a more powdery, soft pack type of condition.
Steve K. at Skis.com on 11/11/2012

2014 Blizzard Gunsmoke Ski Review

I'm Adam and I was just skiing on the Blizzard Gunsmoke. Same ski again as last season, but I absolutely love it again. 5 out of 5. 114 mm at the waist, so it's wide enough to tackle any powder, but still be a good, versatile, all mountain, do everything ski on 'cause it holds an edge really well on firm snow, it's wide enough to crush through the powder and it's light enough to take through the back country. So, it's really my kind of ski. 5 out of 5.
Adam P. at Skis.com on 09/09/2013

Neutral Reviews:

2013 Blizzard Gunsmoke Ski Review

Hi, Tom here, with the Blizzard Gunsmoke. I'm gonna give this 3 1/2 out of 5 stars. Its got a really unique shape, and its a very easy to engage ski. For me it lacked a little bit of stability on the high end. I can see your lighter weight, aggressive skier loving this, or if your looking for a touring setup. The weight savings, without the metal here, is absolutely a must. It tracks real well, it gets up onto edge easy, but it just doesn't have the same kind of power that the Cochise, or the Bodacious have with the metal.
Bram R. at Skis.com on 02/02/2013