Blizzard Blaster is a swirly green, blue, white and maroon marble who competes in the Marble Rally. They have competed since 2017, and is currently in the A League. They are originally from Winterpeg.[1]

History

Pre-Marble Rally

Blizzard Blaster competed in two Christmas snow races, where they placed 5th and 7th (out of 12 starters and 11 finishers in each)

2017

The Sand Marble Rally 2017 season, was Blizzard Blaster's first year competing in the Sand Marble Rally. Despite scoring two podium finishes, Blizzard Blaster had an overall middle of the pack performance. They finished 13th overall with 85 points, although they had been in 9th heading into the controversial championship decider.

2018

Blizzard Blaster finished last in their qualification race, and competed in the 2018 B-League. They placed 5th overall with one podium finish and 27 points.

2019

Blizzard Blaster competed in Qualification Race A of the Qualifiers Round. After a decent start, Blizzard Blaster immediately took third, putting them behind Cool Moody and El Capitan. On the first split section, Cool Moody suddenly slowed down, and Blizzard Blaster took advantage of it to steal the lead, only to see El Capitan take it in split second. Afterwards, they struggled to catch up with El Capitan, and had to fight against Marbly McMarbleface and Cool Moody for the second place. Blizzard Blaster finished second at the end of the race, and qualified for Marble Rally 2019.

Round 1 of the new Marble Rally Season marked a great change in Blizzard Blaster's career, taking an impressive podium in tough, bumpy terrain. Their proficiency continued in Race 3, where they took a dominant victory by capitalizing on a lopsided split lane. However, inconsistency plagued them for the rest of the season, falling down from first position to a respectable 6th in the table standings.

Racer profile and analysis

Blizzard Blaster seems to have a racing style similar to Ghost Plasma's, being able to defend in the front row while remaining open-minded to the faster lane in splits or unrims. Like Plasma, they are also usually inefficient when in the back row, having to rely on a fast split lane to cover up the distance. Unlike Plasma, their race pace seems to differ, leading to inconsistent results. At times they can be agile on both the sprint and slalom, but other days they could also spend the entire race in the mid-pack or as a backmarker. Having developed into a frequent front-running contender, Blizar Blaster has improved their abilities since their 2017 debut, and will likely be a great marble to watch in the upcoming seasons.

Marble Rally results

Season 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Pos Points
2017 R1
3
R2
DNF
R3
8
R4
6
R5
16
R6
5
R7
DNF
R8
11
R9
2
R10
13
R11
11
R12
8
F
17
13th 85
2019 R1
2
R2
12
R3
1
R4
14
R5
7
R6
16
R7
9
R8
13
6th 62
2020 R1
DNF
17th* 0*

* - Season is still in progress

 - Double points

Showdown

Season 1 2 3 4 Pos Points
2018
B-League
B1
2
B2
11
B3
6
B4
4
5th 27

Trivia

  • Blizzard Blaster was the only marble to claim their first career win in 2019.
  • Excluding the competitors in the inaugural season, Blizzard Blaster is the only marble to finish on the podium in their debut Marble Rally race.

References

  1. Stynth (13th September 2020). Who’s Tearing Up the Sand in 2020? – Part 1. Marble Sports.
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