Blizzard Viva 600

2014

Women's Piste Performance
Nordica
Price: £559.00 (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 121-72-104
Turn radius 15 (160)
Lengths 153, 160, 167
Construction Full Suspension System
Sandwich composite-wood core
Tip and tail rocker
Strengths Powerful and connected, with superb damping
Weaknesses Hard to fault; stiffer tail can be more testing through the end of the turn

They say

The 600 is a high-performance frontside carver from Blizzard’s Viva range. It uses a powerful space-frame construction and matches that with the full suspension system which uses arms extended from the binding and fixed to a piston underfoot. This dampens the ski.

We say

This is another ski which can deliver high performance on the groomers. It has a high-quality feel, and always seems well planted, with a nice ‘connected’ sensation with the snow. It performs really well in long turns with the capability to deliver high levels of edge-grip, while being very reactive to input from the skier. It’s quite powerful through the tail, and gives good acceleration out of the turn.

Tester Comments

Rowena Phillips
Performs well in long turns yet forgiving enough to ski bumps with relative ease.