Nordica Wild Belle

2016

Women's All-Mountain
Nordica
Price: £420.00
Overall:
Off piste long turns:
Off piste short turns:
On piste long turns:
On piste short turns:
Ease of use:
Ability Level Lower Expert Lower Intermediate Upper Advanced Upper Expert
Sidecut 124-88-108
Turn radius 17.5m (169cm)
Lengths 145, 153, 161, 169, 177
Construction Sidewall
Carbon lightweight woodcore
Tip & tail rocker
Strengths Strong shape, loads of character. Floaty in the deep snow
Weaknesses Can feel hyper reactive at times

They say

At 88mm underfoot the Wild Belle has got enough float underfoot for soft stuff, and plenty of sidecut for laying it over in the hardpack.

We say

The overwhelming characteristic of the Wild Belle is through the front of the ski. It has a really wide shovel which takes charge and drives you into the turn, this really helps in deep off piste conditions where it thrived, feeling floaty and easy to steer in all turn shapes. That shovel gives it strong stability in long turns and gives it a high energy character. In short turns it felt a bit less wieldy but still had strong levels of grip. Some testers found that radical shape almost a bit too reactive, sometimes feeling twitchy on the initiation of the turn. Overall, a great ski.

Tester Comments

Annabel Seel
Much more steered towards the off piste with a wide underfoot. Easy to steer both longs and shorts in off piste
Rowena Phillips
Has a big shovel making off piste a joy in short turns