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Blizzard Viva Ultrasonic Sport FS reviews?

post #1 of 7
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Hi - Curious if anyone here has skied the Viva Ultrasonic Sport Full Suspension. It appears to be a female version of the G-Power, in white, 1 mm wider, but with same oil piston suspension. Would assume it handles a lot like the G-Power, but ???

post #2 of 7

Regretfully, I didn't  see it.  Is it a 2013?  

 

 

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Hi - No, was around this year, just nearly invisible. Imagine G-Power in white, but syn/wood stringer core instead of solid wood, same carbon rails but no metal, same oil piston design. My wife was convinced by her instructor to give up her beloved 5*, am looking for something with modern design, weight, but same feel. She's a power skier, all about grip, but needs something that handles general frontside conditions, bumps. Was thinking of a short Supersonic, actually, came across this. Different approaches to the same issue. 

post #4 of 7

This year there was the  Viva Ultrasonic Power IQ Ski, but I don't see one in the 2013 catalog.  Hmmmmm - this one has me scratching my head. 

 

 

 

post #5 of 7
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They may have dropped it; if you go to Blizzard's site, and get to the Viva's, and you know how the little ski's bounce into view? There will be one white and green ski. They call it the Viva Ultrasonic Sport Full Suspension, seems like the same one you're calling the Viva Ultrasonic Power IQ. Appears to be a white version of the male Ultrasonic, shorter lengths. And can be found here and there on the net. But maybe they brought it out for a year, then have dropped it for 2013. th_dunno-1[1].gif

post #6 of 7

It is available in Europe for next year but not the states.  It's the female version of the Ultrasonic.  The construction is similar

to a 7.6 but with the added power system.  This power system found on the Ultrasonic skis is not the same as the power system found on the G-Power, M-Power, S-Power.  It's shorter and is essentially plastic instead of carbon fiber.  Gives the skis a similar feel but again the whole ski is a lighter/softer construction.  If she's coming off a 5 star and really wants grip I'm not sure the Ultrasonic construction would be right for her.  I think you were right in trying to find her a short Supersonic.

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Thanks wasatchback; my thinking too. She's 5'8" 135 - ish, skis the 5* in a 161. So I'm thinking the 160 (NE terrain). Seem reasonable?

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