The Viva X8 is a great ski for strong intermediate to expert women skiers who attack the groomers with speed and control. Blizzard's 3Matrix Construction gives the ski a specific rocker profile, flex, and sidecut that are designed for that skis perfect skill set. The X8 has a Rocker/Camber/Rocker profile that allows you to carve any turn shape you desire with quick turn initiation, stability, and easy turn exit. The IQ Binding System has rails that are integrated into the core of the ski, and a single screw to connect the binding to the ski to give you a direct transmission of power, consistent edge grip, and a natural, rounded flex. This season Blizzard has incorporated Dura-Technology into their skis to make them look their best by having tip and tail protectors, a 20% thicker top sheet, and shorter IQ rails. The 81mm waist of the X8 is very nimble for carving smooth turns, and can power through crud easier than ever before. Blizzard has engineered a Suspension System to reduce the vibrations and give you a more dynamic ski by adding a polymide structure that is connected to elastomers. If you want a smooth ski that has power and stability the Blizzard Viva X8 is the ski for you.
Hi, my name is Teresa King. I'm skiing the Blizzard Viva X8. It's a 160 ski, I give it a 3 out of 5. At a higher rate of speed it would get a little wobbly underfoot but as long as you're pressing down on the edge...I was very surprised by how powerful the edging was. This would be a great intermediate skier for...intermediate woman's ski. Again, I give it 3 out of 5 - Blizzard Viva X8.
Hi, I'm Julie. I just got off the Blizzard Viva X8. I give this ski a 4.5 out of 5 star rating. I thought it was a really good ski for an advanced-intermediate level skier that's looking to progress their skiing or that skier that's just a real solid advanced skier as well. At 81 under the foot it's a very versatile ski for both hard pack and variable snow conditions. I thought it skied well at short and long radius turns. It definitely has some guts where you can push it a little bit harder if you want to but it's really designed in a way that it's not punishing if you want to take it a little bit easier as well. Again, that's 4.5 out of 5 star rating.
Q: I am 4'10", 105-110 pound woman, int-adv skier, mostly groomed blue/black (80%), but some off trail and moguls. Would this ski (146) be good for me? Is it too advanced for me? I am worried that it is too stiff for me to handle.
Asked : Dec 18, 2016
By : smallskier, United States