Part of Blizzard's softer and more playful Sheeva line, similar to the men's Rustlers, the Sheeva 10 sits in the middle of the women's Freeride range. The 10 is fairly stiff underfoot, making it suitable both off piste and on firmer groomed terrain. The forgiving tip and tail rocker profile delivers a playful skiing experience, especially in deep snow or spring crud.
The women's specific ski is lightweight, using a wooden 'lite core' that is naturally strong, strategically constructed for maximum performance at a minimum weight. The Sheeva line uses Blizzard's revolutionary Carbon Flipcore DRT technology. Constructed using a titanal sheet and unidirectional carbon fiber in the tip and tail the ski is stable, but less aggressive in softer conditions, making for an enjoyable ride. It is a real all mountain pleaser, and a great option for confident freeriders looking for that dreamy one ski quiver.
The Sheeva 10s are very playful and forgiving, but I did experience some chatter when I pushed more aggressively on steep and icier groomers. However, this is common in freeride skis, especially the lightweight and female specific models. Maybe something to consider if charging groomers is a priority!
As an all round ski for the intermediate to advanced skier, the Sheeva 10 will promise endless freeride fun, and at a reasonable price.