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Reviewers' score
13.7

Blizzard RC Ca reviews 2017

PROSKILAB™ reviewers' comments

A good ski, the Rc Ca from Blizzard significantly lacks the accessibility required to do well in this category.

The model is effectively far more demanding than its rivals. The reviewers particularly regretted the stiff tail that hampered the ski's rotation in skids at slower speeds, and had a strong impact on the ski's accessibility for beginners and average riders.

The ski is globally efficient when carving at high speed. It was certainly at its best in this area, showcasing all of its qualities. Behaviour was sound and without surprise. The tail's stiffness gave it strong grip and acceleration coming out of turns. It made you want to go full throttle and carve out long-radius turns. On the other hand, it requires good repositioning at the end of the turn if you don't want to lose balance to the rear.

A stiff ski that performs well, the Rc Ca is not a ski we would recommend to beginners as it's a demanding tool, designed for good riders who already have excellent technical skills, especially when it comes to carving.

Review: Pros

  • Good overall carving performance
  • Good grip and stability in long-radius turns
  • Sound behaviour
  • A fast ski that loves to step up the pace

Review: Cons

  • A demanding ski, too zippy for the programme
  • A hard tail that hampers skid turns at slower speeds
  • Demanding in short-radius turns

The ski review scores

Turn initiation
☆☆☆☆☆
14.6
Stability
☆☆☆☆☆
13.8
Stability/turning performance
☆☆☆☆☆
14.4
Grip
☆☆☆☆☆
13.8
Short turn performance
☆☆☆☆☆
11.6
Long turn performance
☆☆☆☆☆
15.0
Skid turn performance
☆☆☆☆☆
15.0
Handleability
☆☆☆☆☆
13.0
Comfort
☆☆☆☆☆
13.2
Snow contact
☆☆☆☆☆
13.2
Soft snow fluidity
☆☆☆☆☆
13.2

Who's it for?

Good → Very good+

Manufacturer's remarks

The Rc Ca is a high-performing piste ski with a 14.5m radius. It has a wood core construction, Duratec coating, and superior performance. It's a product with a remarkable quality/price/skiability ratio.

Features of the RC Ca

Brand : Blizzard
Model : RC Ca
Year : 2017
Family : Intermediate
Size tested : 172 cm
Tip size : 121 mm
Waist size : 71 mm
Tail size : 104 mm
Radius for the size reviewed : Not available

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Reviewed by PROSKILAB™

in La Clusaz, France, March 2016