Rating: / 5
Waist Width: 82
The First Belle is a middle ground ski in Nordica's All Mountain Women's series, with a 128 mm tip, 82 mm waist, and 112 mm tail. It's intended to ski powder and hardpack snow equally well, while some other skis in the series are more focused towards one type of snow over the other. Much of this versatility comes 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, Energy Frame Composite construction combines ABS plastic sidewalls with a variety of materials comprising the core including steel, carbon, and wood stringers (strips of wood), designed for a durable yet lightweight profile. 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.