THE PRO'S TAKE
The Phoenix R13 CA is a turny women's specific ski. This approachable ski has a lighter construction along with rocker at the tip and tail making it forgiving and easy to turn. The bindings come with TPC 11W bindings.
The Phoenix line from Blizzard is the women-specific counterpart to the new Thunderbird line. These skis aim to provide accessible on-piste power and precision and offer a lighter construction to that of the Thunderbird, making these high-performance skis more approachable and less demanding. The idea is high-performance with less effort. The construction of these skis allows for performance and stability along with lightness and playfulness, which are often mutually exclusive performance attributes. These skis feature a long effective edge for unwavering stability on firm snow despite the lighter construction. Blizzard wanted to change the way people look at buying a ski and have emphasized more focus on turn shape. The Phoenix R13 produces a 13-meter radius at a length of 165 centimeters which means this ski likes to turn. This slalom-like turn shape will have you cutting across the fall line as soon as you lay the ski over and is best suited to a more advanced skier that prefers a dynamic turn shape such as the one produced by this ski. A bit of tip and tail rocker help with the start and finish of the turn and provide the necessary forgiveness desired by most skiers. Ladies looking for a new carving ski that offers tremendous power with an unsuspectingly light build will love the Blizzard Phoenix R13 CA skis with TPC 11W Bindings.
The Phoenix R13 CA is a great option for a progressing intermediate to advance skier!