Blizzard The Crush IQ Max (2012)

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Rating: / 5
Price: $1050.00
Year: 2012
Level: 3
Gender: Female
Waist Width: 98
Tip/Tail/Waist: 132-98-122
Lengths: 156,163,170,177

**Review courtesy of our sister publication SKI Magazine.** Last year, The Crush was the no. 1 powder ski in our test. This year, it medals in our all-mountain category. That says two things: Waist widths continue to expand, and this is one versatile ski. Indeed, its wide, rockered tip skims deliciously on pow, but its burly IQ sandwich sidewall construction trenches a groomer like a ski half its size. The tip can flap when running flat at speed, so it' s driven best by aggressive experts who use their edges. "For someone who wants to charge," said Gillet. Sold with binding for $1,050 or with a Slider plate, which accommodates any binding, for $800.