The Blizzard Rustler 9 Skis have always been something of a sleeper - a unique ski that rails groomers with the best of them, but has the flexibility to slash bumps and slither through trees like a boss. This new, completely re-designed version improves on what many thought was just about perfect, adding 4mm in width that gives the ski more confidence on edge and at speed, but keeping the versatile nature intact. Blizzard does it by moving the Titanal laminate from the center of the ski to the perimeter, with a separate Titanal plate underfoot to isolate vibration. They also have upgraded the core to their proprietary TrueBlend design, using 3 distinct types of wood in a precise pattern that allows fine tuning the flex to a degree not possible before. Try this ski before you pull the trigger on any other "all-mountain" ski; you'll be amazed.