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Waist Width: 75
The Avenger 78 CA is the middle ground ski in the Avenger Series, with a 78 mm waist. It does, however, have the widest tip in the series (130 mm), designed to mow through powder and other various conditions. Recreational camROCK technology lengthens the ski's widest points, designed for better turn initiation and execution. This technology also lifts the tip up, designed to float over powder and other various conditions while its middle section is flat and cambered, designed to make race-like turns. The ski's Energy Gram CA Wood Partial SW construction also integrates ABS plastic sidewalls, and wood stringers (strips of wood) with a layer of carbon designed for stability and reduced weight. For something similar but skinnier at the waist, check out the Avenger 75 CA. And for something similar but wider at the waist, check out the Avenger 82. The three-ski Avenger series focuses on all mountain carving skis intended to rip turns on all terrain. Waist widths range from 75 to 82 mm depending on the model, and radii range from 12 - 17 m, also depending on the model. If you spend a lot of time on groomers and other hardpack conditions, but also venture elsewhere every once in a while, this is one of Nordica's best series for you. Nordica, based in Giavera del Montello, Italy, was founded in 1939. Its U.S. headquarters are in West Lebanon, N.H.