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BLIZZARD THUNDERBIRD R15 + TPX 12 DEMO

BLIZZARD THUNDERBIRD R15 + TPX 12 DEMO

BLIZZARD THUNDERBIRD R15

BINDING: TPX 12 DEMO

 
COD. 8A1034AH001 - BLACK/ORANGE
Skiing requires a certain amount of trust in your equipment. Trust that it will perform and trust that it will keep you safe. The Thunderbird R15 with it’s Trueblend Piste woodcore and Active Carbon Armor vibration damping system, is designed to give you that trust and confidence to carve turns as fast you dare on any groomed slope, and with a 15m radius, it has the turning versatility you need to make long turns, short turns and every kind of turn in between.

LEVEL

BEGINNER
EXPERT

SNOW

GROOMED
POWDER

SPEED

SLOW
FAST

TURNS

SHORT
LONG

TECHNICAL SPECS

  • DIN Configuration: 4-12
  • Plate: FDT Race Plate
  • Construction: Sandwich Compound Sidewall (2Ti), Trueblend Piste, Active Carbon Armor, Duramax Construction
  • Core + Key Materials: Trueblend Piste, Poplar - Beech
  • Attacco: TPX12 DEMO
  • Rocker: Full Camber
  • Factory Base Bevel: 0,9°
  • Factory Side Bevel: 87,7°

Size(cm)

SIZES / DIMENSION

Sizes (cm) 155 160 165 170 175 180
sidecut 121 - 69 - 102 121 - 69 - 102 121 - 69 - 102 121 - 70 - 102 121 - 70 - 102 121 - 70 - 102
RADIUS (M) 11.5 12.5 13.5 14.5 15 16

SIZE GUIDE

HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT SKI LENGTH

Determining the right ski length is not as simple as plugging in your height and weight. Although these are great factors to provide a starting point, there are other factors such as snow conditions, preferred terrain, ski category, and personal preference that should also be taken into account.

The general rule is for your skis to measure somewhere between your chin and the top of your head. With expert level skiers often choosing skis slightly above their head.

Height
(ft & in)
Height
(cm)
Suggested
Ski Lengths
4’0” 122 100-110
4’2” 127 110-120
4’4” 132 120-130
4’6” 137 125-135
4’8” 142 130-140
4’10” 147 135-145
5’0” 152 140-155
5’2” 158 145-165
5’4” 163 150-170
5’6” 168 155-175
5’8” 173 160-180
5’10” 178 165-185
6’0” 183 170-185
6’2” 188 175-193

Once you have determined your recommended ski size range, now you need to decide if you prefer a longer ski or a shorter ski. In general shorter skis will be easier to maneuver while longer skis will be more stable. Narrower carving skis with smaller turn radiuses and full camber can be skied shorter, while wider all mountain and freeski skis with more rocker can be skied longer. Rockered skis have a shorter contact length with the snow which makes it easier to pivot and steer, however we recommend sizing up skis with a lot of rocker in order to maintain stability.Below are several reasons to help you make this decision.

GO SHORTER, CLOSER TO YOUR CHIN IF:
  • You are a beginner-intermediate level skier
  • You prefer making shorter/quicker turns
  • You are looking for a carving ski
GO LONGER, CLOSER TO THE TOP OF YOUR HEAD IF:
  • You are an advanced-expert level skier
  • You like skiing fast and making longer turns
  • You mostly ski off trial
  • You are looking at a ski with a lot of rocker

FIND YOUR SIZE

This is intended to get you in the general vicinity of the correct size for you. Other factors such as weight, strength, and how aggressively you ski, as well as turn shape and speed (see below) will also play a role in size selection. Your local specialty retailer will ultimately be able to make the best size recommendation.

level

TURNS

SPEED

your height -10 CM

SIZE GUIDE

HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT SKI LENGTH

Determining the right ski length is not as simple as plugging in your height and weight. Although these are great factors to provide a starting point, there are other factors such as snow conditions, preferred terrain, ski category, and personal preference that should also be taken into account.

The general rule is for your skis to measure somewhere between your chin and the top of your head. With expert level skiers often choosing skis slightly above their head.

Height
(ft & in)
Height
(cm)
Suggested
Ski Lengths
4’0” 122 100-110
4’2” 127 110-120
4’4” 132 120-130
4’6” 137 125-135
4’8” 142 130-140
4’10” 147 135-145
5’0” 152 140-155
5’2” 158 145-165
5’4” 163 150-170
5’6” 168 155-175
5’8” 173 160-180
5’10” 178 165-185
6’0” 183 170-185
6’2” 188 175-193

Once you have determined your recommended ski size range, now you need to decide if you prefer a longer ski or a shorter ski. In general shorter skis will be easier to maneuver while longer skis will be more stable. Narrower carving skis with smaller turn radiuses and full camber can be skied shorter, while wider all mountain and freeski skis with more rocker can be skied longer. Rockered skis have a shorter contact length with the snow which makes it easier to pivot and steer, however we recommend sizing up skis with a lot of rocker in order to maintain stability.Below are several reasons to help you make this decision.

GO SHORTER, CLOSER TO YOUR CHIN IF:
  • You are a beginner-intermediate level skier
  • You prefer making shorter/quicker turns
  • You are looking for a carving ski
GO LONGER, CLOSER TO THE TOP OF YOUR HEAD IF:
  • You are an advanced-expert level skier
  • You like skiing fast and making longer turns
  • You mostly ski off trial
  • You are looking at a ski with a lot of rocker

TECHNOLOGIES

TRUEBLEND PISTE WOODCORE

TRUEBLEND PISTE WOODCORE

PERFECT BALANCED FLEX
Two different types of wood specifically blended into one woodcore. The different density stringers are customized in quantity and length creating 3 different areas of density to precisely control the flex.

ACCESSIBLE PERFORMANCE
The Trueblend Piste Woodcore is designed with a harder flex zone in the center, that provides stability and edge grip, a medium flex zone in front of and behind the binding that provides control, and a soft flex zone in the tip and tail that provides easy turn initiation and release. Trueblend technology allows us to precisely control the flex throughout the whole length of the ski and in every size.

ACTIVE CARBON ARMOR

PERFORMANCE EFFICIENCY
Active Carbon Armor is a vibration damping and rebound control system that is located under the binding. Inspired by the carbon armor from the Firebird collection, the carbon fiber plate is brought outside of the ski body which allows it to flex freely. In this way the ski turns out to be less demanding while still providing a very high level of performance.

INNOVATIVE AND VISIBLE TECHNOLOGY
Active Carbon Armor provides both vibration damping and enhanced rebound and acceleration without effecting the progressive flex of the ski.

Duramax

DURABLE PROTECTION

New titanal construction that is designed to provide both maximum durability and increased performance with a unique, high value look. The top titanal layer is extended to the very edge of the ski and placed directly under the top foil which is then milled back 3 mm, thus exposing it. The titanal directly absorbs all impacts that occur along the top edge, reducing scratches and eliminating chipping.

High Value Details - Thunderbird

HIGH VALUE DETAILS

Great attention to details is what  makes Thunderbird something special.

  • Matt -shiny finish 
  • Storm icon plaquette 
  • Gunmetal finish 
  • Embossing

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WEIGHT

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LENGHTS(cm) /
RADIUS(m)

CORE +
KEY MATERIALS

CONSTRUCTION

ROCKER