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Waist Width: 84
Lengths: 162, 170, 178
Nordica’s Hell & Back collection is a group of skis designed for modern all-mountain skiers whose daily adventures may include carving groomers and skiing glades inbounds and a few back- or sidecountry skin laps. Except for the Avenger and First Belle, these skis all feature light and stiff “i-core” wood cores and one of two Nordica rocker/camber, or “camrock,” blends: either “early rise” or “high rise.” The former blend is for general conditions while the latter is primarily for powder. At 84mm in the waist, the Nordica Burner is more groomer-oriented than it’s wider siblings. It uses the “early rise” camber/rocker blend.