Pros: Responsive and grippy on groomers
Cons: May be a little too quick for the timid
Product: Blizzard Viva 7.6 IQ
Length Tested: 156
Dimensions/Turn Radius: 122/76/105mm - 16M TR
Camber: Early Rise Tip
Mount point: Suggested
Environment & Conditions:
Location of Test:Winter Park
Number of Runs: 2
Snow Conditions: varied, firm/loose granular
Demo or Own: Demo
Height/Weight: 5'6" 135lbs
Ski Days/Season: 80+
Years Skiing: 27
Aggressiveness: Moderate (Finesse)
Current Quiver: Kastle LX82, Blizzard Samba, DPS Yvette
Home Area: Squaw & Northstar
Preferred Terrain: off-piste, trees
This ski is one that seems to suffer from the middle child syndrome, yet when I skied it I wondered why I didn't have it in my quiver.
The Viva 7.6 performs great on groomers and has just enough power so you don't feel unstable when the ski runs get skied out and choppy.
When I get done skiing on a demo day there are two things I like to ask my self.
- What kind of noise does it inspire from me? Answer: "vroom"
- What one sentence description can I use for it? Answer: The Viva 7.6 IQ is like the little black dress that every girl should have on hand.