Blizzard classifies the Blizzard G-Power FS IQ as a high performance all rounder. And this concept seems to fit well in this model. It shows good manners in all terrains and all circumstances. But, as with almost every ski in this category, its virtue is also its flaw. Qualifying ok at everything often results in not being noticeably good at anything. And in the Blizzard G-Power FS IQ this is a very obvious fact.
For this next 2014-2015 season, it features the same technologies from last year, such as the sandwich construction, triple titanal layer, the full suspension system, the tip and tail rocker, the IQ system, the space frame, and so on and so forth.
Blizzard G-Power FS IQ + Power 14 TCX (2014-2015)
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The Blizzard SRC Racing S + Power 14 TCX ski is the top SL ski offer from Blizzard, aside from the dedicated FIS model. Don’t be fooled by how it looks nor by the idiotic piston in the middle of the plate. This is a very nice SL ski. As any other Slalom ski, it just wants to turn and turn, and turn once again.
The wide shovel will guide us inside every twirl easily, while the somewhat wider waist (70mm under the foot) will make things a bit easier for most users. Those experienced Slalom maniacs will enjoy this ski, although a narrower profile would have been more pleasant for them.
Blizzard SRC Racing S + Power 14 TCX © Blizzard – Tecnica Group S.p.A.
The Blizzard WRC Racing S + Power 14 TCX (flat with plate, as said in the brand’s brochure to give it an even longer name) is the second GS-like ski in the Blizzard’s Race range. It is quite similar to its brother, the Blizzard WRC Racing WC Piston. It is a more comfortable ski in an everyday use condition, although one should keep in mind this is still a demanding ski with a quite noticeable racing touch.
The size offer comes in four lenghts, going from 167cm for the shortest to 182cm for the longest, through 172cm and 176cm lengths as the intermediates. If we compare the Blizzard WRC Racing S + Power 14 TCX to its “older” brother, we’ll see the 167cm and the 172cm lengths are the new additions here, and the 186cm is the missing one.
Blizzard WRC Racing S + Power 14 TCX © Blizzard – Tecnica Group S.p.A.