The Blizzard Viva 7.8 IQ Ski is a strong intermediate ski with the guts to run strong for advanced skiers as well. Starting with a 78mm waist the Blizzard Viva 7.8 IQ Ski is set up to be a quick turning and responsive ski for groomed and packed snow. To harness the energy of the core the Viva 7.8 IQ uses sandwich composite sidewall construction which transfers energy directly to the edges for huge edge hold without making the Viva 7.8 overly stiff or hard to ski. To improve on the grippy and turny feel, a slight amount of tip rocker was added which helps keep your tips above crud and crust as well as reduces the amount of effort to initiate a turn allowing you to be more precise with each carve. The end result is a ski that carves strong turns with less effort than it should for all day fun from intermediate to casual advanced skiers.