Opinions on Blizzard Quattro 8.4 Ti?

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Opinions on Blizzard Quattro 8.4 Ti?

Hey guys,

I'm in the market for some new skis and the Blizzard Quattro 8.4Ti has my attention.

I found them online for $550 and they come with marker Xcell 12 bindings.

Does anyone have any opinions about this set up? I've read some great reviews about the skis but I'm not finding a lot of information on the bindings. I noticed the bindings are DIN 4-12, does that mean they can be adjusted for typical trail riding?
I've been skiing since I was 7 years old and am now 24. If I had to classify myself I would say I fall somewhere in the advanced level which is why I'm looking to upgrade to these.

Last, I'm about 5'10" 180lbs so I was thinking around 174 cm would be ideal for me.. the next size they offer is 181cm but I'm afraid that may be too long.

Any help would be awesome!
Brad
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I'm a Volkl / Marker Pro rep so I can't tell you much about the ski but can on the binding.

This is a system binding meaning that you only can use that binding on this ski.  Its a lower end version of Marker's X-cell race binding.  In Volkl's own skis at this width they use the Modified system version of the Royal family's Griffon.  It has a better set up for use with wider skis which is why they reserve it for their own ski family.

If you are looking for a ski in the 84mm width I'd also highly recommend the Volks RTM84.  I'm on my second pair of these I like them so much.  They are my everyday Whiteface ski and do everything well.
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BMK10 wrote
I noticed the bindings are DIN 4-12, does that mean they can be adjusted for typical trail riding?

Last, I'm about 5'10" 180lbs so I was thinking around 174 cm would be ideal for me.. the next size they offer is 181cm but I'm afraid that may be too long.
Yes, the DIN (German acronym) is adjustable and is set based on your ability, weight, etc. and is set when the techs mount the bindings.  Your DIN is probably about a 6, but I'm not a tech.
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I don't like System skis.

What did you do, quick Google search? Skis.com?

I think there are better skis out there, better deals out there, and better ideas out there if you're looking to "upgrade".

What are you planning to ski? Almost exclusively groomers?

Get some fun skis, man. Life is too short for boring frontside carvers.
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Hey thanks for the response.
 I took a look at the RTM84's and wow those are sweet! however they may be a little out of my my price range. I was hoping to keep the skis and bindings right around $500.
Then again I do want to make a decent investment since I will probably have these for several seasons.
I guess what I'm asking is if this Xcell 12 binding is a piece of junk or not. Most of my skiing is done on groomed trails with occasional powder play.
Z wrote

This is a system binding meaning that you only can use that binding on this ski.  Its a lower end version of Marker's X-cell race binding.  In Volkl's own skis at this width they use the Modified system version of the Royal family's Griffon.  It has a better set up for use with wider skis which is why they reserve it for their own ski family.

If you are looking for a ski in the 84mm width I'd also highly recommend the Volks RTM84.  I'm on my second pair of these I like them so much.  They are my everyday Whiteface ski and do everything well.
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Would you mind explaining why you don't like system skis? What other kinds of skis are there that would be a better option?
Like I said before most of my skiing is downhill carving on groomed trails.
I'm really just looking for a new ski with some sharp edges that will let me carve hard and go fast, bottom line haha because the ones I have now are worn pretty good.

and yes here is the link I found the skis on..
https://www.skis.com/Blizzard-Quattro-8.4-Ti-Skis-with-Xcell-12-Bindings/429531P,default,pd.html

Thanks a lot.
MC2 5678F589 wrote
I don't like System skis.

What did you do, quick Google search? Skis.com?

I think there are better skis out there, better deals out there, and better ideas out there if you're looking to "upgrade".

What are you planning to ski? Almost exclusively groomers?

Get some fun skis, man. Life is too short for boring frontside carvers.
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Re: Opinions on Blizzard Quattro 8.4 Ti?

Bro,  you would be AOK on that setup for the type of skiing you listed.

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BMK10 wrote
Hey thanks for the response.
 I took a look at the RTM84's and wow those are sweet! however they may be a little out of my my price range. I was hoping to keep the skis and bindings right around $500.
MC will likely have more detail but system bindings are heavy and can't be moved to a new pair of skis.

If you are shopping online, take a look at some of the packages on Evo. Sort by skis > packages > men's > Highest Rating and you will see some interesting stuff. Like this, Volkl RTM 81 with bindings for $503.47, this week only. 170 cm though.

A friend of mine who likes to carve really likes the Head Supershape, they don't seem to be on sale though.
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BMK10 wrote
Would you mind explaining why you don't like system skis? What other kinds of skis are there that would be a better option?
I have broken 3 pairs of system skis in weird ways (usually shitty plastic pieces in important areas that render the bindings unusable).

I now prefer flat skis that I can just put bindings on.

For your intended purpose, though, Scotty is right, that ski is fine. I'd check evo.com & some other sites first before pulling the trigger.
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Sick Bird Rider wrote
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If you are shopping online, take a look at some of the packages on Evo..
Haha, same thought.
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