Power: A
Finesse: A
124/93/112
15.5 @ 169cm
153,161,169,177
1700g @ 169cm
$750

Nordica Santa Ana 93

Much as I hate to undermine my own methodology, I encourage you to ignore the niggling difference between the Santa Ana 93’s Power and Finesse scores that allowed it to migrate from the Power collective to the Finesse family this season. Its personality didn’t change over the summer, but a couple of new scores shifted it from one side of the Power/Finesse border to the other. The Santa Ana 93 still favors the strong, technical skier who is comfortable carrying speed, but it’s so good at off-trail skills like drifting and staying calm while crud-busting that it can’t help but earn high marks for Finesse properties. The very fact that the Santa Ana 93 can slip so easily across the Power/Finesse divide tells you that it’s neither one nor the other, but both. One look at its double-rockered baseline reveals why it moves so smoothly from on-trail to off: the blunt tip bends abruptly upward, doing the job of riding over irregular terrain quickly so most of the ski can be fully cambered. It’s as if a high-powered Frontside ski were hiding inside a loose-tipped powder vehicle.

Full Review with test scores available on members’ site.

    Find this ski at the following Realskiers Test Centers

  • BOBO'S MOGUL MOUSE
    475 EAST MOANA LANE
    RENO, NV 89502

    http://www.bobos.com/

  • Granite Chief Ski & Mountain Shop
    11368 Donner Pass Road
    Truckee, CA 96161

    http://granitechief.com/

  • Powder House Ski & Board
    4045 Lake Tahoe Blvd.
    South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150

    http://tahoepowderhouse.com/

  • Viking Ski Shop
    3422 W. Fullerton Ave.
    Chicago, IL 60647

    http://www.vikingskishop.com/

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