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Atomic D2 VF 75 Women's v. Blizzard Viva Magnum 7.6?

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Thread Starter 
Hey Everyone,
       I'm currently looking for a pair of skis for myself.  I would say my skill level is somewhere between a 7 and 8, and I really would like to get a great all-around women's ski to grow into.  I live on the East Coast, but I travel out west pretty frequently.  I'm 5'5" and 120lbs.  I've been looking at the Atomic D2 VF 75 and the Blizzard Viva Magnum 7.6.  I've found a few positive reviews of both, and I can't seem to find any negative reviews of either.  Has anyone tried these skis?  Any thoughts on another women's ski to check out?  

Thanks so much!
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 My wife was on the 7.6 all of last year and one day of this, she really liked the playfulness of it and had a great time on it. I do have a "pending" deal on her 09-10's (n the Gear Swap), if it falls through, I will let you know. 
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I demoed both skis about a month ago at Loveland, CO. Blizzard Viva Magnum 7.6 had better edge hold (on wind swept hardpack, machine made) than Atomic, which was a surprise. Blizzards were very zippy, lots of fun. Great ski.
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 Thanks for your input!  I'm trying to order the Blizzards through my local ski shop, but unfortunately, Blizzard is sold out of the 7.6.  Any thoughts on the Viva 8.1 IQ Max?  I could order them online I suppose, but my shop will let me return them if I don't like them after skiing for 4 days.
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I demoed 8.1 also and still preferred the edge hold (and quickness in bumps) of 7.6. If you're planning to ski more powder, however, then 8.1 should be a good choice.
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