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Nordica Santa Ana 98 (2021)

2021 Women's All-Mountain Ski Review

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Brand: Nordica

Model: Santa Ana 98



Specs

Tip / Waist / Tail (mm)

131-98-118

Lengths (cm)

151, 158, 165, 172, 179

Radius (m)

15.6

Gender

Female

Quickness / Maneuverability

4.22 / 5

Playfulness

4.11 / 5

Forgiveness

3.89 / 5

Hard Snow Performance

4.17 / 5

Crud Performance

3.94 / 5

Balance of Skills

4.22 / 5

Flotation

3.94 / 5

 

The 2021 Nordica Santa Ana 98 Women's All-Mountain Ski
The 2021 Nordica Santa Ana 98 Women’s All-Mountain SkiPhoto courtesy of Nordica

Need an all-mountain ride that will also keep you afloat on those surprise snow days? Ask and ye shall receive. Featuring Nordica’s new TrueTip design that removes heavy materials from the shovel, this ski earned the highest marks for Flotation in the category. But Nordica’s Terrain Specific Metal also makes this ski a high-speed carver and crud-buster. Now that the ski has only one instead of two layers of metal, testers agreed it’s more versatile and forgives some—but not all—user errors.

STRENGTHS: Stability at Speed, Flotation

WEAKNESSES: Forgiveness, Crud Performance

Watch: SKI Reviews – Nordica Santa Ana Family

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