The new Nordica Astral 84 makes an excellent ski for the intermediate to advanced skier that will spend most of their time on the groomers, but will dip off trail from time to time when the snow is right. Nordica creates a very lightweight and stable ski with the addition of the Balsa Core Torsion Bridge Ti. The new Torsion Bridge Titanium Construction has a single layer of titanium underneath the topsheet that adds extra stability and edge hold, while only adding a minimal amount of weight to the ski. Balsa Wood is very strong and very light, so it adds a very snappy and lively feeling to the ski. An 84mm waist excels on the groomers in medium radius turns, but offers you some floatation in fresh snow, and gives you support if you want to hit the bumps for a few runs. The Astral 84 has a Blunt Nose Shape that initiates turns quickly, absorbs vibrations and adds to the versatility when the snow is cut up. If you want a lightweight and stable ski the new Nordica Astral 84 will be an perfect choice for you.