Nordica NRGY 100 (2017)


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Price: $799.00
Year: 2017
Gender: Female
Waist Width: 100
Tip/Tail/Waist: 136-100-120
Lengths: 161, 169, 177, 185

The 2017 Nordica NRGY 100 is the widest ski in the NRGY collection of versatile midfats. With its 100-mm waist, it's a likely choice for everyday duty in typical Western resort conditions, where it'll be as happy on powder days as it is carving up the softpack on days between dumps. (For something more freeride-oriented in a 100-mm waist, check out Nordica's award-winning Enforcer: sturdier, smearier, same price.) Nordica's NRGY series includes four models of all-mountain generalists with waist widths of 100, 90, 85, and 80 mm. They bridge the divide between Nordica's groomed-snow carvers (the narrow-waisted GT models) and its fat freeriders (Patron, Enforcer, Soul Rider), aiming for all-conditions, all-terrain versatility. The key technology, shared by all four models, is Nordica's Torsion Bridge Ti: There's metal in the NRGYs, for high-speed calm and stability, but only one sheet, atop the core, and Nordica lightens it up by removing portions of it in a strategic pattern. It's solid underfoot, for edge power, but latticed fore and aft, for low swing weight and less demanding performance. All models are laminate constructions on wood cores, for durability and responsiveness, with strong, grippy full-height/full-length vertical sidewalls for carving up the hardpack. Traditional camber gives them additional edge grip and rebound energy for carving, but the tip and tail are slightly rockered and tapered, to give the NRGYs some playful looseness and maneuverability in soft snow. All models have the exact same GS-flavor sidecuts, ranging from 15.5 to 21.5 meters, good for medium to long arcs at speed. All are sold flat (no binding).