Blizzard Titan Argos IQ FR16 (2008)
The FR16 version of the Argos comes with the amazing new Marker Duke binding, which explains the price. The Duke would be a success just for the way it drives a fat ski: Its mounting platform is extra wide-beefy enough to tip a fat plank on edge and hold it there-and with a DIN that cranks to 16, you need never prerelease again. But here's the real kicker: It's an alpine-touring binding. That's right, free your heel, slap on some skins and hike for untracked lines, then lock back down when you're ready to rip. It's a lot of binding, and it's mounted to a lot of ski. The Argos is "not for the faint of heart," Howard warned. "But it'll shred the wind-buffed."
Intro to backcountry ripping.
Bargain hunters or lightweights.
|Lengths||173, 180, 187, 194|
|Rating: Powder Performance||3.24 / 5|
|Rating: Stability at Speed||3.70 / 5|
|Rating: Long Turns||3.23 / 5|
|Rating: Medium Turns||2.77 / 5|
|Rating: Short Turns||2.31 / 5|
|Rating: Maneuverability||2.54 / 5|
|Rating: Hard Snow Grip||2.80 / 5|
|Rating: Crud Performance||3.24 / 5|
|Rating: Corduroy Performance||3.46 / 5|
|Rating: Moguls Performance||3.56 / 5|
|Rating: Forgiveness||2.77 / 5|
|Rating: Quickness/Bumps||2.43 / 5|