The Blizzard Viva 7.4 IQ is a great ski for the intermediate who likes to cruise at a variety of speeds and make short to medium radius turns. The Viva 7.4 has some front rocker this year to help you initiate turns quicker and smooth out your ride when the groomers have some crud and snow on them, by absorbing negative vibrations. The IQ Sandwich Compound Sidewall will give you great edge hold on the firm snow and ice as you perfect your turning technique. The Blizzard IQ binding system gives the Viva 7.4 a deep, even flex by only having one screw to keep the binding attached, and the rest of the binding is supported by channels built into the topsheet of the ski, so your ski and binding interface is the most trusted in the industry. Vertical Sidewalls give you superb edge hold on the firm snow and ice, and are not found on many skis at this price point. Blizzard has added a tip protector to increase the durability and the aesthetics of the Viva 7.4. A wood core will give you pop, rebound, and stability to your skiing, all while keeping the weight of the ski and your fatigue down. If you are an intermediate who is looking for a great value in a set of skis, the Blizzard Viva 7.4 IQ will be a great ski for you.
Hi this is Annie. I just rode the Blizzard Viva 7.4 IQ I give this ski a 5 out of 5. The energy that this carried down the mountain was exceptional. Really really tight in the small turns and when I opened it up and let ride it was fantastic. It's an intermediate advanced ski and it'll do what you ask.