Blizzard The Crush IQ Max (2012)
**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.
|Level||Advanced, Expert, Hi-Expert|