Finding a ski that's both light and maneuverable off-piste, but incredibly damp on the hardpack is a tough bill to fill--add a women's specific flex and core to the equation, and, well, you might be on something of a unicorn hunt. But don't put that saddle away just yet, because the Nordica Women's Santa Ana Ski has achieved the seemingly impossible by offering a lightweight feel that's a blast off-piste, holds a solid edge on hardpack, and will remain surprisingly damp when you're busting through crud and chunder once the resort is tracked out. The Santa Ana shares the same width as the more bro-centric Enforcer with a 100mm waist that will float morning pow and devour whatever conditions remain after 10AM. Being more all-mountain focused than the Nordica La Nina, the Santa Ana sports an early rise profile that puts more camber underfoot for a more solid feel in variable conditions, but still has enough rocker in the tip and tail to pivot and smear turns when conditions are deep. The light wood core keeps these sticks playful and poppy, with a layer of Titanal for increased power, and carbon prepreg laminates to hold edge grip and add stability.
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