I am a 30 years old advanced/expert skier from Quebec, 5'1" 110 lbs. I ski about 50-60 days per year. Current quiver includes Rossi Attraxion 11, Volkl Kenja, Nordica Nemesis as well as jr racing Atomic SL and GS DL.
I'm looking for a pair of East Coast carvers to replace the Nordica 76 Ti 152 cm that I got last winter. Not sure what was "wrong" with the Nordica, they were fine skis, but they never managed to really put a smile on my face.
I demoed the Blizzard Viva 770 Ti last year and these skis really put a smile on my face. I would have wanted to take them home. I'm an advanced skier working towards CSIA level 3 ski standards and thus I'm looking for a ski that will perform well on both groomers and moguls. I'm debating between getting the Blizzard viva x7 Ti or viva x8. When looking online, the viva x8 seems targeted more towards expert skiers compared to the x7Ti. However, the only difference that there seems to be between the 2 pairs of skis is a couple mm of difference in the width. Does anyone know what makes the x8 a "more advanced" ski compared to the x7Ti? Has anyone had the chance to compare the 2 models (older predecessor the 770Ti and 810)?
Other than those 2 Blizzards, my short list includes the Volkl Allura or Charisma (which I've never skied) and Elan Insomnia (which I've skied a handful of days and enjoyed).