Thunderbird R15

While the freeride and all mountain categories swallow up the vast majority of the ski press each season, the true test of excellence between brands is the quality of their recreational race skis.

Blizzard’s Thunderbird is their chance to show their best face–with all the bells and whistles included in the rest of their lineup. Those in search of a worthy competitor to the Firebird, look no further.

You’ll hear comparisons drawn to luxury sports cars, given the price and barrier of entry brands never expect to sell many of these, but they definitely catch a lot of attention when a high-caliber skier absolutely destroys the mountain.

This new offering from Blizzard is a little more affordable than alternatives in the same category (like Völkl’s Racetiger), but is no less capable of turning heads and impressing your friends in the beer league.

Our Overall Review

We have thoroughly tested - and read reviews from other experts and users. In summary, this is what we think:

4

Things we like:

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    Blizzard’s showcase piste ski that displays all of their best technology
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    In league with all of the highest performing frontside skis
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    Reasonably affordable compared to other skis of this caliber
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    Most skis of this type come with binding packages

Things we don't like:

  • check-markLimited usefulness based around the concept of its design
  • check-markStill costs more than most all-mountain skis

Where to buy:

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Thunderbird R15

Specs & Features

  • Active Carbon Armor vibration dampening
  • Duramax titanal protection
  • On-Piste TrueBlend Woodcore
  • Sandwich Compound Sidewall
  • Full Camber
  • FTD Race Plate Binding System
  • Available in an alternative widebody model
  • Sizes range from 155-180cm
See the complete list of the best Blizzard Ski here!

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Our Overall Review

We have thoroughly tested - and read reviews from other experts and users. In summary, this is what we think:

4

Things we like:

  • check-mark
    Blizzard’s showcase piste ski that displays all of their best technology
  • check-mark
    In league with all of the highest performing frontside skis
  • check-mark
    Reasonably affordable compared to other skis of this caliber
  • check-mark
    Most skis of this type come with binding packages

Things we don't like:

  • check-markLimited usefulness based around the concept of its design
  • check-markStill costs more than most all-mountain skis

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