Blizzard Viva Ultrasonic Full

2013

Women's Piste Performance
Blizzard
Price: £499.00 (Including Bindings)
Overall:
On piste short turns:
On piste long turns:
Bumps:
Ease of use:
Suitability for level:
Ability Level Lower Advanced Lower Expert Upper Advanced Upper Expert
Sidecut 119-73-103
Turn radius 14 (160)
Lengths 153, 160, 167
Construction Fibre Matrix
Woodcore
Quadrax
Strengths Solid, strong, fantastic in long fast turns
Weaknesses Not so easy to use at slower speeds

They say

The Supersonic is the most powerfully constructed out of Blizzard’s Viva range. It uses the full suspension technology which puts a carbon fibre booster imbedded into the ski which helps reduce vibration and increase grip.

We say

Here’s another powerhouse ski. It’s slightly wider than a lot of other skis in this group which seems to make it feel more stable at speed in long turns. It’s a very grippy ski, and manages to hold a solid edge throughout the whole length of the arc. It feels strong in all turn shapes but it’s particularly in longer arcs that it feels at home, with massive stability and a sidecut which works well for this type of turn. At slower speeds it feels more of a handful, it’s a ski that’s definitely well suited to high level skiers.

Tester Comments

Lynn Mill
Clearly an expert ski that was tough and sturdy in all conditions but gave no leeway
Rowena Phillips
Wider underfoot than some of its competitors with a stiffness and grip that works on hard icy pistes