Nordica NRGy 90 (2016)

2016 Nordica NRGy 90


Rating: 3.01 / 5
Price: $799.00
Year: 2016
Level: 2
Gender: Female
Waist Width: 90
Tip/Tail/Waist: 126-90-110
Lengths: 161,169,177,185

Stability at speed: 3.54 / 5
Hard snow performance: 3.51 / 5
Crud performance: 2.84 / 5
Flotation: 2.80 / 5
Forgiveness: 2.51 / 5
Overall: 3.01 / 5

The NRGy cracks the medal results by doing everything capably. It's a credible one-ski-quiver candidate-surfs a little, carves a lot, doesn't go overboard in either direction. There are two layers of metal, but the top one has cutaways to lighten and detune it. Rocker and taper in both tip and tail loosen it up, but not so much that it lacks lively responsiveness. The result: an up-for-anything frontside utility tool. Gleason: "Grip and release as good as there is; clean and energetic."

NOTES: The NRGy 90 is a middle ground in Nordica's NRGy series, with a versatile 126 mm tip, 90 mm waist, and 110 mm tail. These dimensions are equally intended for hardpack and powder conditions, while some other models in the series lean towards one type of snow over the other. The ski also has a versatile radius, ranging from 14.5 to 21.5 depending on length. For something similar but skinnier and more hardpack-focused, check out the NRGy 80. And for something similar but wider and more powder-focused, check out the NRGy 100 and NRGy 107.

The NRGy series focuses on all mountain skis designed with versatility in mind. Whether it's groomers, powder, or whatever other snow you might find yourself on, Nordica says this series is built to take it all on well. Tips and tails have been redesigned for increased playfulness and maneuverability. I-Core Ti integrates titanal into the core, designed to stiffen the ski. This titanal core also has holes cut through it, forming a minimalist bridge-like structure that Nordica calls Torsion Bridge Construction, designed to reduce weight in place of other bulkier materials. All Mountain camROCK technology lifts the tip and tail up and off the ground, designed for floatation and extra maneuverability. If you like to ski a little bit of everything, this is one of Nordica's best series for you.

Nordica, based in Giavera del Montello, Italy, was founded in 1939. Its U.S. headquarters are in West Lebanon, N.H.