In Depth Staff Reviews:
By: Matt McDonald
When you have one of the industry's bestselling and most popular skis in your pocket, why switch things up? That's been Nordica's M.O. for a few years now. And guess what? It still is. Only now, the 2020 Nordica skis lineup features even more Enforcers, including a slightly rebuilt freeride-oriented version.
Read our review of the all-new 2020 Nordica Enforcer 104 Free
In addition to splitting the Enforcer into two lines with two fresh models, Nordica removes the Navigator 90 and retains the 80 and 85 as more on-piste oriented skis with many Enforcer properties.
Enforcer 104 Free: Balsa in the core and a carbon layup to lighten the skis up plus more tipped tails and longer rocker. That addition of balsa matches the Santa Anas ... Continue Reading
When the time arrives to buy new boards, most skiers are searching for one do-it-all ski. All mountain planks that can hold an edge on hardpack, yet surf on deep snow when conditions are prime. But, "all mountain" is a broad term that means different skis for different skiers -- making it tricky to track down that elusive "One Ski to Rule Them All."
Powder7 has you covered. Say you're a hardcore Vermonter who spends spring break tackling the Rockies, consider our picks for All Mountain Narrow. But if you shred gnarly lines like Lynsey Dyer, our All Mountain Wide picks are a good place to start. There's a one ski quiver out there for just about everyone, and we want to help you find it.
Best Women's All Mountain Skis: Narrower (80-94mm)
Pow7 Top 2019 Picks
Volkl ... Continue Reading
If your lady embraces tradition, makes a statement on the slopes, or simply proves that girls ski faster than guys, she is sure to be singing your praises—as long as you get her the right gift.
In true gentleman’s style: Ladies first.
For: The Trendsetter
She’s bold, bright, and lives a little on the wild side. Give her the gear that’s as unique as she is.
ON3P Jessie 98 or 88
Smeary, buttery, and smooth these heavily rockered sticks will have her jibbing down the mountain. A freeski just as free-spirited as her.
Smith Valence Helmet
She was born to stand out and the Matte Sunburst Smith Valence helmet will help her do just that. Breathable, plush and equipped for Outdoor Tech audio systems, this helmet will have her jammin’ out all day.
Kuhl Flight ... Continue Reading
By: Matt McDonald
Check out our preview of 2020 Nordica skis.
Highlights from the 2019 Nordica skis lineup:
Best-Sellers Back for More
The Santa Ana, a wildly popular women's freeride ski, comes back in 2019 at 93, 100, and 110 waist widths. The Astral, Nordica's lightweight-yet-strong all-mountain series, also returns in four versions—74, 78, 84, and 88.
The counterparts of the Santa Ana and Astral on the men's side, the Navigator and best-selling Enforcer, feature graphical updates. At 110, 100, and 93 underfoot, the Enforcer offers burly-yet-skiable all-mountain/freeride versatility, while the Navigator rounds out the series at waist widths of 75, 80, 85, and ... Continue Reading
Let's be honest: most of us here at Powder7 are in it for the gear. We like gear--buying gear, testing gear, talking about gear--and we won't apologize for that. That's why we're always pumped when chilly November air arrives and it's finally time for our first on-snow ski demo of the season, hosted by Loveland Ski Area.
When it comes to picking our favorite skis at a demo day, however, it's impossible to choose just one. Even narrowing things down to the usual top 10 list feels too constricting for us. So, after testing out the latest gear and falling in love over and over again, we ended up with the following list highlighting a baker's dozen of the best 2018 skis from the Loveland demo.
Justin - Rossignol Sky 7 HD: Though I'm listed on the official Powder7 gameday ... Continue Reading
2020 Nordica Santa Ana 93 Description:
Nordica embraces the old adage that if it isn't broken, then don't fix it. Returning for 2020 unchanged (Except for the cool new topsheet) this ski is an absolute monster on the frontside of the mountain, but don't let the Titanal infused core scare you. This ski still has a heart of gold and is comfortable at any speed and in almost all conditions, maybe with the exception of neck deep powder. The blunt nose and CamRock profile gives the ski some float in fresh snow and the tighter radius in the tip makes the ski eager to initiate a turn. This ski is a perfect choice as an east coast one ski quiver, and a great option for a west coast low-tide ski. The Santa Ana 93 is quickly becoming legendary for it's capability and willingness to tackle any and all conditions.
2020 Nordica Santa Ana 93 Specs:
Skis In The Nordica freeski Series:
Enforcer 100 (100mm) In Stock
Enforcer 93 (93mm) In Stock
Santa Ana 93 (93mm) In Stock