2020 Blizzard Firebird Competition 76 Skis w/ TPX 12 Bindings - All Questions

2020 Blizzard Firebird Competition 76 Skis w/ TPX 12 Bindings
2020 Blizzard Firebird Competition 76 Skis w/ TPX 12 Bindings
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I'm an east coast intermediate who likes to cruise the front side and do some occasional charging. I'm looking for a stable damp ski that doesn't constantly need to be on edge or muscled into every turn. Do you think the Comp 76 would work for me or would I be getting more ski than I really bargained for?
Question by: George on Sep 23, 2021, 8:11 AM
Hi George,

That is a great ski but it does have titanal racing construction making it a pretty stiff aggressive ski which would be really stable at high speeds, but at slower speeds it would be harder to turn. If you are not a super aggressive skier and you are a bit more cautious you may want to look at something a bit softer like Elan Wingman 76 or the Atomic Vantage 79. I included the links below for reference. Hope that helps.




Answer by: Eric Eric McDonough on Sep 23, 2021, 1:23 PM
looking for an early morning ski for quick turns on some fresh corduroy. 6'1", 170. currently on bonafide 97s 183cm(admittedly 177cm probably would've been enough) and rustler 9 180cm. what size do you recommend in the Firebird? 166 vs 174? thanks
Question by: jack on Dec 3, 2021, 11:05 PM
Hi Jack,

The Firebird would certainly be a nice choice for a high-end carving machine for those early morning zoom and groom runs. At your height and weight, 174cm for sure.

Hope this helps and think snow!

Answer by: Dave Hatoff on Dec 6, 2021, 11:26 AM
What are the main differences between the Firebird Comps, The Firebird HRC, and the Firebird WC? Which is more versatile for an expert, front-side skier? Thanks
Question by: Wayne on Dec 4, 2021, 1:58 PM
Hi Wayne,

The Firebird Comps are a bit wider in the waist than the WC model and is much more approachable and is a front side-oriented GS carving ski rather than the race specific Blizzard WC model. This is for racers only. The Firebird HRC is a high-end consumer carving skis, that are not quite as stiff as a World Cup race ski, but use trickle down race technology to still give you power, precision and great edge grip. For expert front side carving with a variety of turn shape capability, The Firebird HC would be the way to go.

Hope this helps.

Answer by: Dave Hatoff on Dec 6, 2021, 11:21 AM
How would this compare to the Thunderbird R15 WB and Sport Ti?
Question by: Tom on Dec 19, 2021, 7:06 PM
All of these Blizzards are front side carving machines. The Thunderbird Sport Ti has a slightly shorter radius than the Thunderbird R15 so if you like a nice tight turn, this is probably the better bet. The firebird is the the truest GS ski out of the three, with a longest turn radius out of the three.

Hope this helps and think snow!

Answer by: Dave Hatoff on Dec 20, 2021, 2:16 PM
I am looking at the Firebird Comp 76 or the HRC. Is this Comp just a softer (less stiff) version of the HRC? How would you describe the difference between these skis in terms of its feel while carving? Does the HRC require a lot of effort in the turns? What are you giving up with the Comp that the HRC offers? I'm on the fence between these two but leaning towards the Comp.
Question by: Tom on Jan 3, 2022, 9:01 AM
HI Tom,

The Firebird Comp has a longer turn radius but is also less stiff than the HRC. The Firebird Comp just gets the C-Spine in its construction, while the HRC has C-Armor + C-spine, giving it more heft and stiffness. Both a great carvers. If you are looking for a ski to carve and run some gates with, go with the ARC. If you want a bit more forgiveness and versatility for front side carving, go with the Firebird Comp.

Hope this helps!

Answer by: Dave Hatoff on Jan 4, 2022, 8:04 AM

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