14.9 /20
Summary
Publisher NeveItalia
Review Skis 2020
Publisher's category Allround Tourism
Brand Blizzard
Score 14.9 / 20

Testers' Ratings

The Blizzard Firebird Competition is a newcomer to last season that's come back this year; for Giovanni Manfrini and Riccardo Giacomel, "it's perfect for those who want a universal ski that is agile and stable in all snow and slope conditions and performs well at high speed," a multiradius ski that's perfect for any type of sliding. "It has excellent progression and is good in cut turns," say Stefano Belingheri and Federico Casnati. Thanks to two excellent and flamboyant new construction technologies, this ski has a good rigid structure and supports the skier throughout the turn with stability and precision. According to Laura Jardi, this ski doesn't fit the suggested level because the tip is a bit rigid and entry into turns at low speed is difficult; the downsides appear at low speed, the beginning of the turn is facetious, as is the control throughout the bend (Giovanni Manfrini). The ski is excellent for skiers of at least Class 2 and its advantages are stability and grip in big turns; it is quite demanding for its structure and can be adapted to Class-2 skiers who want to progress to Class-3, says Alex Favaro.

Behavior

Fits the Profile
3.7 / 5
Stability
3.7 / 5
Edge Grip
3.5 / 5
Comfort
4 / 5
Control
3.3 / 5
Short Turns
3.3 / 5
Medium Turns
3.7 / 5
Large Turns
3.7 / 5
Manoeuvrability
3.5 / 5
Impulse
3.3 / 5
Flotation
4.5 / 5
Precision
3.8 / 5
Deadlift
3.8 / 5
Aerial Phase
4 / 5
Landing
4 / 5

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