Nordica Sentra S5 EVO

2017

Women's Piste Performance
Nordica
Price: £430.00 (with binding)
Overall:
On piste short turns:
On piste long turns:
Bumps:
Ease of use:
Suitability for level:
Ability Level Lower Intermediate Upper Intermediate Lower Advanced Upper Advanced Lower Expert
Sidecut 124-76-104
Turn radius 14m (162cm)
Lengths 144, 150, 156, 162, 168
Construction Cap & sidewall combo
Carbon & lightweight wood core
Tip rocker
Strengths Easy to use, light, quick onto the edge in short turns
Weaknesses Feel more vibration coming through at high speed

They say

Designed for smooth and effortless all day carving. The Sentra series brings new light to the term high performance.

We say

The S5 loves to rail out on its edges and follow the sidecut of the ski, feeling at its best when going for shorter arcs. The lightweight balsa core seems to help with the low efforts required to steer the ski. At higher speeds on harder snow, it still feels easy to use but there is definitely more vibration which makes it less confidence inspiring to push harder. We also tested the Sentra S6, which felt much more stronger and a real powerhouse of a ski.

Tester Comments

Rowena Phillips
Very strong strength to weight ratio, felt super stiff to the point where it felt juddery on harder snow
Amanda Pirie
This ski was at its best skiing with limited edge tilt at slow speeds