We were afraid of this brand-new, fully cambered, race-room quality ski that’s loaded with both carbon and titanium. Would it be a twitch fest? Not hardly. “The RS sets you up for success and magnifies your abilities,” said a tester. “Huge sweet spot.” Credit goes to the build, and Blizzard’s unique IQ System, which embeds the binding interface deep into the guts of the ski for a crazy smooth flex that takes you deep into the apex of the turn.
Swami gripe: Our testers were mute on critiques.
Swami like: “The RS looks pissed and skis pissed,” said a tester. “But you can rip at full speed and shut it down on a dime.”
Overall: 4.9 Stability: 5.0 Carving Pleasure: 4.8 Dimensions: 120/72/104
From the Early Winter 2016 issue.