I'm new to the EpicSki community and I wanted some advice for my wife's ski setup. I don't know a lot about skiing as I snowboard so your expertise most welcome!
My wife was given a 165 2013 Blizzard Viva 8.0 with the IQ suspension bindings already fitted (http://skis.findthebest.com/l/1045/2013-Blizzard-Viva-8-0-Suspension). Like I said, I don't know much about skis but the Viva and it's bindings don't much look too suitable for soft snow, which is the conditions we mostly ride in (in Hokkaido, Japan - lots of powder - though we don't go backcountry too often, mostly on piste and the side). She'd like to give them a try out on our next trip in Feb but I wanted to ask:
- Should I swap out the IQ suspension bindings for ones that arent as aggressive (and don't have as much or a rise on them - the IQ suspensions look seriously lifted) for the softer snow conditions of Japan?
- If I should swap out the bindings, which model would you guys suggest?
My wife is a high intermediate to low advanced skier who is not too aggressive but has been skiing for the past 15+ years so can more than hold her own.