Nordica Astral 84

2018

Women's All-Mountain
Nordica
Price: £440.00
Overall:
Off piste long turns:
Off piste short turns:
On piste long turns:
On piste short turns:
Ease of use:
Ability Level Upper Intermediate Lower Advanced Upper Advanced Lower Expert
Sidecut 120-84-105
Turn radius 15m (165cm)
Lengths 144, 151, 158, 165, 172
Construction Sidewall
Titanium lightweight woodcore
Tip & tail rocker
Strengths Light, playful, super cool graphics, punchy for its weight
Weaknesses That light tip can get flappy in long carved turns

They say

If you want a ski that can be the perfect ski for any day on the mountain with a lightweight and easy to control feeling, the new Astral 84 will be perfect for you.

We say

This is a new contender from Nordica, which steps in with a playful, agile, nippy character. It feels alive under your feet and is super keen to engage into the new turn. That playful nature seems to come from the soft, wide tip which makes it easy to pivot and smear, while having the added benefit of getting the ski quickly up to the surface in deeper snow. On piste it takes a while to get used to them, the lightweight construction and cool graphics kid you into thinking it’s just a play thing, but if the speed does get cranked up they are surprisingly grippy and punch out a strong performance on the groomed runs.

Tester Comments

Tessera Swallow
Light and playful in powder. Great on piste once you start to trust them
Rowena Phillips
Soft wider tip makes for easy turn initiation for easy short turns