The 2020 Nordica Astral 84 skis are a perfect choice for skiers who are looking for a light, stable, and fun ski for the whole mountain, but with a front-side influence. These things are very strong carvers, especially given their light weight, but also have a fun and playful side, thanks to the Santa Ana-inspired tip shape. The tail means business, however, thanks to inspiration taken from the Dobermann race skis. As a result, you get a fantastic blend of speed, performance, and playfulness, all in a light package. By utilizing a balsa wood core, Nordica has created a light and snappy ski that is fun to use and control. Adding to that a Ti Hex-Bridge that is a geometrically cut out metal layer that stiffens and dampens the ski without adding a ton of weight. In this regard, you're getting the performance and precision of a ski with metal, which is good, and you will not be weighed down by any of the bulk that is commonly found in metal laminate skis. It's another way of giving you the best-of-both-worlds type of situation that a lot of skiers really like. The 84 mm waist width is ideal for both front-side carving and some light off-piste adventures. If you're looking for quick and strong performance in the moguls and trees, the Astral 84 is a quick turner that loves to be pushed. It has a very high-performance ceiling, so skiers across many ability lines will find something to like about the 2020 Nordica Astral 84.