Blizzard’s Sheeva line has come to mirror the men’s Rustlers, and as such, has become a potent force in ladies freeride skis. Our testers were generally in love with the Sheeva 10, with consistently high marks across the board. It certainly seems like Blizzard has a home run with this series, and sitting in the middle, the 10 is probably the most well rounded ski of the bunch. With a wood core and a metal plate underfoot, the Sheeva 10 is a directional freeride ski that is capable of any and all conditions.
Caroline Kessler was quick to jump on the Sheeva 10 bandwagon. She skied the 164 cm and gave top marks in quickness, maneuverability, and versatility. It’s awesome to hear when a ski scores high in those categories—it usually means it’s a well-rounded product. Caroline agrees: “All around shredder. Tip has a fair amount of rocker that allows it to easily turn through crud and maintain stability. Surprisingly stable at high speeds given the lightness of the ski.” Caroline’s astute observation is a great sign that these skis are capable of some high-level performance.
It sounds to us like Kristi Brown loved the Blizzard Sheeva 10 in the 164, too. She gave the skis high marks in all categories. Her comments echo those scores: “Tried and true—it’s a 10 over and over again. Pure satisfaction and well roundedness.” These are some nice compliments from Kristi, and they sure make the skis sound awesome. At 102 mm underfoot, they certainly have enough girth for some serious float, but the important thing is that they can do other aspects of skiing correctly, too.
Jenny L had some positive feedback for the Sheeva 10, no doubt. “I loved this ski for going fast! One of my faves. Super steady, I was comfortable and happy on this ski.” Jenny skied the 164 cm length and loved the stability, forgiveness, and versatility of the skis. Her overall impression of the skis was a 5 out of 5.
Ali Berlin loved the flotation and stability of the Sheeva 10 and scored it a 4.5 out of 5 for overall impression. She seemed to find it on the stiff side: “very stable ski. Not the easiest to turn until you get some speed. Held up well through the turn.” These comments ring true for a stiffer ski, and Ali felt more comfortable on the ski the faster she went. “Overall fun and forgiving.”
Ariel Aidala thought that the Sheeva 10 in the 164 was more of a fresh snow ski than an all-mountain ski. “Skiing in softer snow, this ski did well but at faster speeds it began to lack confidence. Powder days would probably be great with these. The little bit of metal gave it more stability.” Ariel is picking up on the fact that there’s some metal, but not full sheet. As a result, she’s feeling the softer parts of the skis flexing more than she’d like. However, in softer and fresher snow, this should be seen as a positive.
The 2019 Blizzard Sheeva 10 is an awesome, versatile tool for shredding the whole mountain. Advanced and expert level lady skiers will love the fun and playful nature of the skis, as well as the pleasant and non-intimidating character. Based off the success of the Rustler/Sheeva lines over the past year or so, we expect to be seeing more people on the hill on these skis.