Like Adele's voice, Blizzard's Viva 8.0 (80 mm underfoot) is powerful and smooth. "It's not a slalom ski, but it's great for every day and all around the mountain," said Koehn. Blizzard adds Flipcore 3D Technology to the Frontside ski, "flipping" the mold to add slight rocker in the tip and tail instead of bending reverse camber into the ski, resulting in better stability and equal pressure distribution. Construction includes a full wood core, sandwich sidewalls and Spaceframe 3D technology, which cuts away small shapes in the fiberglass layer to reduce the tip's swing weight and maintain tensional strength. "It's stable all over," said Bremner. "This ski is for women who know how to rule the terrain they ski."