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Waist Width: 82
Lengths: 146, 154, 162, 170
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. The women-specific Nordica First Belle has the lowest price of the Hell & Back series and is designed to be the female aspiring sidecountry skier’s first all-conditions model.