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Blizzard Viva 8.1 IQ Max (2012)

Blizzard Viva 8.1 IQ Max (2012)
Gold Medal Gear
Rank: #2 In Hard Snow
Tester's Review

The graphics have that curlicue font that the Euro designers equate with "feminine," but make no mistake: What lies under that topsheet-wood core, sandwich construction and vertical sidewalls-does not condescend. The IQ Max binding system (also available with a Slider that accommodates any binding for $850) instantly transfers power from foot to edge, so, as long as you stay in the sweet spot, it rips. "Great for a strong skier; loves the short swing," said Jennifer Sletten. Available with binding for $1,100 or with a Slider plate, which accommodates any binding, for $850.

PRICE (MSRP): $1100.00
PRICE (MAP): $900.00
Product Specifications | How We Test
LevelAdvanced, Expert, Hi-Expert
CategoryHard Snow
AwardsGold Medal Gear
BindingW/ Binding
Rating: Stability at Speed3.97 / 5
Rating: Hard Snow Grip4.33 / 5
Rating: Crud Performance2.87 / 5
Rating: Forgiveness3.60 / 5
Rating: Quickness/Bumps3.23 / 5
Rating: Rebound Energy3.97 / 5
Rating: Flotation2.13 / 5
Rating: Balance of Skill3.60 / 5
Rating: Overall3.56 / 5
reviews of Blizzard Viva 8.1 IQ Max (2012)