Blizzard Viva Sonic IQ (2009)

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Blizzard Viva Sonic IQ

Rating: / 5
Price: $1100.00
Year: 2009
Level: 3
Gender: Female
Waist Width:
Tip/Tail/Waist: 119/68/103

Stability at speed: 3.38 / 5
Hard snow performance: 3.63 / 5
Crud performance: 2.86 / 5
Forgiveness: 3.63 / 5

The Sonic IQ is precise and easy to ski-a rare combination. Blizzard's IQ binding takes partial credit: It's affixed to rails built into the ski's core, so the energy transfer is so immediate it feels like the ski is an extension of your leg. It's lighter than a traditional binding, too, so it's a cinch to control. As for the ski, a wood-core, sidewall construction is smooth and powerful. "These respect you and demand respect back at the same time," said Sheinberg.

Best For

Quick turns on steeps

Not For



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Category: Women's Cruiser; Category ranking No. 1; Average score 3.96; Balance of skills: 3.83; Best for: Cranking tight turns on hardpack; Not for: The lethargic or unathletic: It’s got energy.