THE PEOPLE’S SKI TEST – BLIZZARD SHEEVA 10


BLIZZARD SHEEVA 10
Category: Freeride
Lengths: 156, 164, 172, 180
Dimensions: 131.5/102/121.5 @ 164
Radius: 14.5m @ 164
MSRP: $749
More info: blizzard-tecnica.com

“The Blizzard Sheeva 10 is the Rustler’s little sister, with all the family resemblance, but without the 20-year-old boy meathead mentality. It takes a lady to appreciate the softer side, but I mean that metaphorically, because this baby rails. A race ski in a powder ski’s body, it was powerful and stable at high speeds in the deep, on chalk or groomers. The Sheeva had a little more bounce to it in the crud and bumps (so it does require a confident captain of the intermediate to advanced variety), but was much more agile than its big brother in tight, controlled terrain.” –Jessica Leahey

Reviewer’s Rating: On Piste: 8/10 • Off Piste: 8/10
Average Rating: On Piste: 7.5/10 • Off Piste: 7.5/10

REVIEWER BIO:

Jessica Leahey
Age: 35 / Height: 5’8” / Weight: 140 lbs / Occupation: Visual Artist
The most creative of our testers, Jessica Leahey’s skills with a paintbrush are just as sharp as her edges (as seen in issue 6.1 of Forecast). As one of the rare people savvy enough to make a living in the arts, she notes her hours are gobbled up quickly by studio projects, and that her time on snow is precious. As such, she craves steep and deep turns, and has no time to waste on a ski that doesn’t deliver. Her daily driver has a rocker-camber-rocker profile, is 108 millimetres underfoot, and 172 centimetres in length. She’ll bump all the way up to 179 centimetres for pow, and prefers a longer turn radius when it’s deep, ranging from 19 to 21 metres. Her most revered gear, though, includes her heart-shaped sunglasses and faux fur top—which drastically improve her performance in everything from hot-lap pow to spring corn.

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