Review: Blossom Numero Uno SL

Model year: 2020-2021
Sidecut: 123-67-104
Size: 171 cm
Radius: 14 m
Technology: wood core, radical sidewall, sandwich construction, titanal  

About Blossom

Blossom is a 20 year young Italian ski brand. It all started with two ski enthusiasts that decided to revive the historic tradition of the first ski factory in Italy. These two friends were Franco Moro, an entrepreneur from Valchiavenna, and the speed coach for the national ski team, Mario Cotelli, the technical director of Valanga Azzurra. This combination of technical expertise and entrepreneurial spirit led to the founding of Blossom Skis and an immediate decision to orient the company to build highly technical, top of the line skis for superior performance using the best quality materials, paying attention to the finest details, similar to tailor-made production in a custom studio.

The ski itself

The Numero uno sl is the most performant short turn model from there “numero uno” line,  the line just below the FIS models. The name SL is perhaps a bit misguided because it is not a die-hard slalom ski, but rather a high-end piste carver with a small radius. The numero uno SL gives a little more peace and has a less aggressive rebound than a real SL. Something I personally like is a ski with a bit of flex and good torsional stiffness. This n°1 SL fulfills this perfectly. The ski demands a certain ability level of a skier, but with the right input it’s a super stable and razor sharp groomer weapon. 

In conclusion

A true high end short/medium turn carve ski. The ski wants to be on edges and likes carving a lot more than skidding. If you are a technical skier, you like Italian design and want to spend some money, this is your weapon!

Characteristics

PlayfulStable
ForgivingPunishing
LivelyDamp
SkiddingCarving
Low speedHigh speed
Short turnLong turn
Soft snowHard snow

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