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Nordica Santa Ana 93 (2020)

2020 Women's All-Mountain Ski

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Brand: Nordica

Model: Santa Ana 93



Specs

Tip / Waist / Tail (mm)

124-93-112

Lengths (cm)

153, 161, 169, 177

Radius (m)

15.5

Gender

Female

Level

Advanced

Quickness / Maneuverability

4 / 5

Playfulness

4.44 / 5

Forgiveness

4 / 5

Hard Snow Performance

4.28 / 5

Crud Performance

4.5 / 5

Balance of Skills

4.22 / 5

Flotation

3.72 / 5

 

2020 Nordica Santa Ana 93
The 2020 Nordica Santa Ana 93.Photo courtesy of Nordica

Testers expect certain qualities from a Nordica ski: a ski that performs equally well on groomers and in the crud; a sturdy feel with a reliable flex pattern; and a ski that prefers long arcs and high speeds. The Santa Ana 93 displays those characteristics to a T. With a moderate, all-mountain rocker profile and a Titanal/ carbon-reinforced balsa core, the Santa Ana 93 is a charger at heart, but makes some concessions to allow advanced intermediates to enjoy the ride.

 STRENGTHS: Stability at Speed, Hard Snow

WEAKNESS: Flotation

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