Blizzard Viva G3 IQ (2009)

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Blizzard Viva G3 IQ (BEST BUY)

Rating: / 5
Price: $750.00
Year: 2009
Level: 3
Gender: Female
Waist Width:
Tip/Tail/Waist: 118/70/102

Stability at speed: 3.44 / 5
Hard snow performance: 3.73 / 5
Crud performance: 3.06 / 5
Forgiveness: 4.09 / 5

Hey, it's pronounced blizzard, as in snow, and the new Viva G3 stormed the competition, putting up category-topping scores in five criteria, including Overall Impression. Smooth, solid, friendly and agile, this ski corkscrewed carves and feathered skids, prompting one tester to wonder, "Why pay more?" With its binding system built right into its core, the G3 responds so well it almost anticipates your input. "You're in good hands with these," said Sheinberg.

Best For

Any-level skier who wants it all

Not For

Those who don't appreciate a quick stick


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