2022 Nordica Santa Ana 104 Free Women's Skis
Nordica Santa Ana 104 Free Women's Skis
The Nordica Santa Ana 104 Free skis are a fantastic choice for ladies who are looking to rip up the whole mountain and leave nothing but clean, round turns in their wake. Thanks to the denser wood core and the terrain-specific metal, these skis have the build necessary to tackle any and all conditions and terrain. As a high-performance ski, the dense wood core is more akin to a race ski's core versus a typical women's ski, and the terrain-specific metal laminate adds a new dimension of customization and performance to the ski's construction. The wider the ski in the Santa Ana line, the smaller the metal laminate. This gives the narrower skis in the line more metal from edge to edge, while the wider skis, like these 104's have less metal overall, giving them a floatier, more playful feeling. It's great what Nordica is able to do with these Santa Ana's, and the 104 Free is one of the most useful and versatile high-performance skis on the planet. At 104 mm underfoot, the skis are wide enough to handle a whole bunch of fresh snow, but the build and the stiffness keep them grippy and responsive on the groomers as well. It's this dual-nature style of the ski that sets the Nordica Santa Ana 104 Free apart in a crowded field of wider high-performance skis. If you're in the market for a high-functioning wider ski, look no further.
- Sidecut: 133/104/122 mm at 165 cm length
- Turn Radius: 16 meters at 165 cm length
- Performance Wood Core
- Terrain-Specific Metal
- Tip and Tail Rocker
- Weight: 4250 grams per pair
- Carbon Chassis
- True Tip Technology
- Ability Level: Advanced and Expert Skiers
All-Mountain • Big Mountain • Powder
It's a different feel, with the Santa Ana 104 being damper and more powerful, but there's no lack of performance in the Unlimited, especially when you're dealing with softer snow. I'm a huge fan of that ski and my only regret is not having gotten out on it more so far! I'd lean to the Unlimited, mostly because it's easier to ski in fresh and soft snow, making it a great complement to the Santa Ana 88. Have fun!
I think the all mountain is right in the 98's wheelhouse. 104 is wonderful, but isn't quite as good in a carved turn. Have fun!