Blizzard Magnum 8.1 IQ Max Skis with IQ Max 12 TT CM Bindings

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Fabric:

  • IQ Max Sandwich Compound Sidewall Construction - Long Way To Say Endless Edge Hold

Lining and Layers:

  • Beech/Poplar Wood Core With Titanium Layers - A Very Lively Ski With Good Vibration Damping

Weather and Wind:

  • 81mm Waist - Primarily On Trail Ski With Good Softer Snow Performance

Features:

  • 5mm Tip Rocker - Silky Smooth Turn Initiation With Good Off Trail Characteristics
  • 65% On Trail 35% Off Trail
  • IQ Max Binding System - Increases Edge To Edge Quickness And Is Specifically Designed For Skis 80mm And Wider
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Actual Turn Radius @ Specified Length:17.0m (@ 172cm)
Base Material:Sintered
Binding DIN:4-12
Binding Weight Range:94-264 lbs
Bindings Included:Yes
Construction Type:Sidewall
Core Material:Wood w/ Metal Laminate
Model #:83873200 158
Rocker:Tip Rocker/Camber
Ski Gear Intended Use:All Mountain
Special Features:IQ Max Binding Integration
Tail Profile:Flared
Tip/Waist/Tail Widths:121/81/108mm (@ 172cm)
Titanium:Yes
Turn Radius:16-20
Type:All-Mountain Skis (75-90)
Used:No
Waist Width:76-85mm
Warranty:One Year
What Binding is Included?:IQ Max 12 TT CM
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Blizzard Magnum 8.1 IQ Max Skis with IQ Max 12 TT CM Bindings Reviews:

Positive Reviews:

Blizzard Magnum 8.1 IQ 2012 Ski Review

Hi, this is EJ and this is the Blizzard 8.1 titanium IQ ski. I demonstrated it in a 165 length that's relatively short for somebody my size, but this ski rocks. It gives you a great sense of agility and a shorter length holds a hard turn on the steep down hills and hardpacked. At 81 mm underfoot this ski is going to float over powder, the new construction of this model has a little bit of rocker in it. Just a little bit not really noticeable but it's going to gauge over the powder really nicely. If you're an intermediate level skier you're going to like this and you are going to like this too if you're an advanced level skier. This ski will hold anywhere on the mountain and have a great time for you so be a smart guy by the ski. Five stars.
EJ at Skis.com on 08/08/2011

Blizzard Magnum 8.1 IQ 2012 Ski Review

Hi, I'm Steve. I just got off the Blizzard Magnum 8.1. I give it 4.5/5 stars this is a great ski. I think for that guy who wants a ski that can really go fast. Somebody like me who's maybe getting up there around 50 years old, likes to ski hard and fast but doesn't want to work too hard on the ski. It's got amazing edge hold, great pop from edge to edge very solid feeling ski very similar to a Volkl type feel. But I thought they transition easier and quicker than a Volkl and its great for a 81 mm waist. It's good for pretty much anything all mountain, whether it be hardpacked or soft conditions and it's really for that guy who likes to go fast and ski hard but doesn't want to work too hard while they're doing it.
Steve at Skis.com on 08/08/2011

Blizzard Magnum 8.1 IQ 2012 Ski Review

Hi, I'm Kevin and I just got off the Blizzard Magnum 8.1. I like this ski overall. I think it's good for advanced intermediate to an advanced may be low-level expert skier. Somebody that's skiing blues all the way up to blacks, maybe double blacks. Mostly going to be a front side skier, venture off terrain. The IQ binding system makes the ski very responsive the bindings actually lay down into the core of the ski so it's very responsive. Very stable, good edge grip it doesn't have quite as much energy as the 8.7. So if you're a little more aggressive and you want to go a little faster or your a little heavier guy I would probably jump up to the 8.7. I even like the feel little bit better so for me the 8.1 gets four out of five stars.
Kevin at Skis.com on 08/08/2011

Blizzard Magnum 8.1 IQ 2012 Ski Review

Hi, I'm Thom and I'm here with the Blizzard Magnum 8.1 Ti. Really really nice ski, going to give this one four out of five. Real solid great edge hold, super variable on the turn radius. You can get in and out of quick turns and then right away go into a wide open GS style carve. Real stable the whole time it doesn't require that you be super aggressive, but it does prefer to be skied fast. At slower speeds it takes a little bit to get it up on edge but for your either your heavier or more aggressive skier even your larger aspiring intermediate it's a real solid ski.
Thom at Skis.com on 08/08/2011

Blizzard Magnum 8.1 IQ 2012 Ski Review

Hey everyone, it's Fidel and I just got off the Blizzard Magnum 8.1 TI. Overall I give it a solid 4/5 stars. Quick edge to edge, full sidewall construction, lots of energy transfer there. Hold its edge really well on the front side, I would recommend it for your advancing intermediate to your solid technical skier who likes to go everywhere on the mountain. Not necessarily going into anything deeper than crud, I think it loses a little bit of its ability to hold its edge there because of the waste width. But overall I really liked it 4/5 stars.
Fidel at Skis.com on 08/08/2011

Blizzard Magnum 8.1 IQ 2012 Ski Review

Hi, Trey here with Blizzards 8.1 TI. As the name implies it's got a layer of titanium and it you can really feel it's a very stable steady ski. Definitely have to ski it fast but if you do you're going to be rewarded. Its going to be predictable, plows through the crud no problem. I recommend the ski for a very aggressive intermediate or a solid advanced skier whose mainly skiing groomers and skiing big swooping cruising turns. Really fun predictable ski, I'd say probably I'd give it a 4/5.
Trey at Skis.com on 08/08/2011

Blizzard Magnum 8.1 IQ 2012 Ski Review

Hey, Kyle here. I just got off the Blizzard 8.1Ti. This ski was really fun on groomers. It pretty much held an edge as long as you wanted and you could release really easy since it has titanium in it. It was really poppy and pretty lively with the bindings that come on it. This is a great ski for the price so I give this ski five out of five.
Kyle M at Skis.com on 08/08/2011

Blizzard Magnum 8.1 IQ 2012 Ski Review

Hi, I'm Terry. I just got off the Blizzard Magnum 8.1 TI. One sheet of Titinal. 172 length little bit short for me good solid ski, easy turning, pretty stable. I give it 4/5 stars
Terry at Skis.com on 08/08/2011

Neutral Reviews:

Blizzard Magnum 8.1 IQ 2012 Ski Review

Jeff here, with the Blizzard 8.1 Ti. Obviously the Ti meaning titanium built into the ski so this is going to be a little bit burlier. Maybe for somebody who's a little bit more harder charging. This is going to be a really fun versatile ski, obviously we have a sandwich sidewall construction to it, so great torsional stability and edge hold. It's actually a really fun ski you could do pretty much anything that you want with it. Quick snappy turns, a little bit larger radius ones. At 17 meters this is a really fun ski its extremely versatile can be used in Midwest or East Coast some of the groomers out west. You could take this ski almost anywhere that you want to go. I give this a solid 3/5 stars.
Jeff at Skis.com on 08/08/2011

Blizzard Magnum 8.1 IQ 2012 Ski Review

This is Hans, with the Blizzard Magnum 8.1 Ti. The 8.1 Ti does have a metal sheet in it so it's a little little bit stronger than its smaller brother the 7.6. Loves to ski longer turns and it will hold really well and with an 81 underneath the foot it will be good in softer snow conditions. Again this ski you could take East Coast to West Coast pretty much all conditions you want to ski on. Advanced level skier, I give it a 3/5.
Hans at Skis.com on 08/08/2011