2016/2017 Blizzard Sheeva ski review. OnTheSnow tested this ski as part of its women’s Powder Category.

“If you’re looking to carve back to the lift after you float like a fairy in the fluff, this is your ski,” says Rodman. Testers were most impressed with the Blizzard Sheeva’s carving ability, where it received the highest score in the category and prompted several comments like Harkins’: “It behaves like a wide GS ski.” The 104-mm-waisted ski’s construction has a high-performance pedigree, which includes sandwich sidewalls, a poplar/beech wood core and a layer of titanium. New to this Sheeva iteration is Blizzard’s Carbon Flipcore W.S.D.—a women’s specific unidirectional carbon frame added to the core, that is then “flipped” in the molding process to create tip and tail rocker naturally instead of bending it afterwards. “For a powder board, the Sheeva stays on edge when tipped,” says Muecke. “It’s a damp, solid, bomber ski.”

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