Nordica Belle to Belle (2016)

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2016 Nordica Belle to Belle


Rating: 2.77 / 5
Price: $599.00
Year: 2016
Level: 2
Gender: Female
Waist Width: 78
Tip/Tail/Waist: 114-78-98
Lengths: 145,153,161,169

Stability at speed: 3.02 / 5
Hard snow performance: 3.20 / 5
Crud performance: 3.22 / 5
Flotation: 1.98 / 5
Forgiveness: 2.55 / 5
Overall: 2.77 / 5

The Belle to Belle is one of the skinnier skis in Nordica's All Mountain Women's series, with a 114 mm tip, 78 mm waist, and 98 mm tail. While it's intended to ski all over the mountain, these dimensions make it more hardpack and groomer-focused than some other skis in the series. Its all mountain intentions, however, come from All Mountain camROCK technology (shared amongst many of the more powder-focused skis), which lifts the tip and tail up and off the ground, designed for floatation in powder and extra maneuverability. Meanwhile, Balsa Core CA is constructed with thin balsa wood stringers (strips of wood) in place of heavier metals found in other skis, and a carbon layer is integrated as well, designed lighten the load and make the ski easier to rip around the mountain. For something similar but wider, check out the First Belle, Wild Belle, and Nemesis. And for something similar but skinnier and softer, check out the Elexa. The All Mountain Women's series focuses on skis intended to rip any terrain, whether it's powder, groomers, or wherever else you want to ski. The six models within the series have waists ranging from 75 - 98 mm and radii ranging from 10.5 to 20 m depending on length. If you like to ski a little bit of everything, this is one of Nordica's best women's series for you. Nordica, based in Giavera del Montello, Italy, was founded in 1939. Its U.S. headquarters are in West Lebanon, N.H.