A brand new series from Nordica in 2018, the Astral is sure to please all! Combining a Sentra inspired tail shape with a Santa Ana inspired tip, the Astral packs all-mountain features into one beautiful ski. The squared-off tail gives the ski phenomenal carving power and stability while the rockered tip allows to ski to initiate shorter radius turns, gives more floatation in powder, and offers better absorption in bumps. Nordica uses balsa wood in most of their women's ski because it makes the ski exceptionally light, yet strong and damp, absorbing any vibrations and chatter you may get at higher speeds. The Astral 88 has Nordica's Titanium Hex Bridge which is a 0.4 mm layer of titanium with geometric shapes cut out to reduce weight, but not torsional strength. The Hex Bridge also transmits energy directly and precisely for better edge grip on the hardpack and ice. Whether you dream about carving on the groomed trails, getting first tracks in the powder, or zipping through the trees, the Astral 88 deserves a place on your roof rack.
Construction: Balsa Core Torsion Bridge Ti
camRock: All Mountain Profile