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Nordica Santa Ana 93 (2017)

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Nordica Santa Ana 93

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Rating: 3.48 / 5
Price: $749.00
Year: 2017
Level: 2
Gender: Female
Waist Width: 93
Tip/Tail/Waist: 124-93-112
Lengths: 153, 161, 169, 177

Stability at speed: 3.90 / 5
Hard snow performance: 3.08 / 5
Crud performance: 3.58 / 5
Flotation: 3.56 / 5
Forgiveness: 3.06 / 5
Overall: 3.48 / 5

The guys have raved about their Enforcers since their debut last year. The women were a little cooler toward their lighter, metal-free Santa Ana version last year (No. 7) but warmed to it considerably this year, in both the original 100-mm and now the new 93-mm widths. They loved its versatility. Widest in the category, it’s as surfy and buoyant as an Eastern ski ever needs to be, yet it’s still quick turn-to-turn. Meanwhile it’s as comfortable at speed and strong on edge as you’d expect a wood-core, full-sidewall Nordica to be. Don’t waste it on groomers: It wants to search the hill’s nooks and crannies for freshies and ad- venture. Ratico: “Bomber in all the best ways. Floats really well for a 93-mm. Makes you feel like a rock star in trees, and plows through the cruddiest crud.”

The Santa Ana 93, a new addition to Nordica's Women's Freeski collection for 2017, is the narrowest and least expensive model in the group. Its 93-mm waist makes it a likely choice either for everyday duty in Western locales or soft-snow days back East. With an MSRP of $749, it'll sell for a "street price" of about $650. 

Nordica's Women's Freeski collection now includes three models of wide-waisted soft-snow freeriders, with waist widths of 113, 100 and 93 mm. Nordica added the Santa Ana 93 this year. All are built for loose, smeary performance in soft snow and powder, with tapered tips and tails and rocker profiles varying by width (more in the 133-mm La Nina; less in the two Santa Anas). All are built on wood cores for durability and responsiveness. All are sold flat (no binding). 

Notes: The Santa Ana 93, a new addition to Nordica's Women's Freeski collection for 2017, is the narrowest and least expensive model in the group. Its 93-mm waist makes it a likely choice either for everyday duty in Western locales or soft-snow days back East. With an MSRP of $749, it'll sell for a "street price" of about $650. 

Nordica's Women's Freeski collection now includes three models of wide-waisted soft-snow freeriders, with waist widths of 113, 100 and 93 mm. Nordica added the Santa Ana 93 this year. All are built for loose, smeary performance in soft snow and powder, with tapered tips and tails and rocker profiles varying by width (more in the 133-mm La Nina; less in the two Santa Anas). All are built on wood cores for durability and responsiveness. All are sold flat (no binding). 

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