Read the Review Transcript: Hi I'm Julie. I just just got of the Blizzard Viva 8.0. It's a new ski in their collection this year. I give it a 5 out of 5 stars. What I really like about this ski is it's 80 underfoot. So it's a nice versitle waist width. You can ski it on the groomers you can ski it on a little bit of softer snow. It's got a rockered tip so it will float through some powder and that also makes the ski really easy to initiate. With the base of the contruction of this ski is really designed for an advanced level woman, If you really want to push this ski it'll make great short snappy turns. If you want to easy up and let this ski ride a little bit it does hold really well at speed. You notice the tip will chatter just a little bit when you get going very high speeds but that's actually in front of the rocker. So this ski is holding really well really solid edge grip, it's just everything ahead of the contact point does tend to chatter but that happens with pretty much every rockered ski.