2022-2023 Nordica Santa Ana 88

Ski: 2022-2023 Nordica Santa Ana 88, 172 cm

Available Lengths: 151, 158, 165, 172 cm

Blister’s Measured Tip-to-Tail Length (straight-tape pull): 171.0 cm

Stated Weight Per Ski: 1715 grams

Blister’s Measured Weight per Ski: 1702 & 1713 grams

Stated Dimensions: 121-88-109 mm

Blister’s Measured Dimensions: 122-87-108 mm

Stated Sidecut Radius (172 cm): 15.5 meters

Measured Tip & Tail Splay (ski decambered): 64 mm / 16 mm

Measured Traditional Camber Underfoot: 4 mm

Core Materials: balsa/poplar/beech + titanal (1 partial layer) + carbon/fiberglass laminate

Base: sintered

Factory Recommended Mount Point: -8.0 cm from center; 77.5 cm from tail

Kristin Sinnott-Green reviews the Nordica Santa Ana 88 for BLISTER.
Nordica Santa Ana 88 - 22/23 Top Sheet
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[Editor’s Note: In the interest of getting you information sooner on some of the products we’re reviewing, we’re posting here some of our measured specs and manufacturer details, and will update in the future. Take a look, and let us know in the Comments Section below what questions you’d like us to answer.]

What Nordica says about the Santa Ana 88

“Since making its debut, the Santa Ana 88 has earned a reputation for being smooth and stable. And now—thanks to an entirely new construction and shape designed for on-trail terrain—our best-selling women’s ski is more versatile than ever. Equipped with a narrower waist, it pairs a wood core with carbon and a sheet of terrain-specific metal. This boosts your confidence by enhancing edge hold and dampening vibrations for a smooth and balanced ride. It also produces a ski that’s especially easy to control and maneuver. With an emphasis on fun, the Santa Ana 88 provides an entirely new way to experience the trail.”

Flex Pattern

Here’s how we’d characterize the flex pattern of the Santa Ana 88:

Tips: 6
Shovels: 6-7
In Front of Toe Piece: 7.5-9.5
Underfoot: 10
Behind the Heel Piece: 9.5-8.5
Tails: 8 or 7.5

Stay Tuned…

We have spent a number of days on the Santa Ana 88 over the last season, and we’ll be publishing our full review soon. In the meantime, let us know of any questions you have about this ski in the comments section below.

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1 comment on “2022-2023 Nordica Santa Ana 88”

  1. This intermediate skiier is just shy of 5′ tall and weighs in at 106 lbs. I ski both the midwest and a couple trips out west. Is it possible for these skis to be made in a shorter version?

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