These skis have some staying power, and for good reason. The Nordica Navigator 85 skis are a fantastic choice for all-mountain skiers who are looking for a sharp turner on the front-side as well. The Navigator series has been a huge hit over the past few winters, and with good reason. The tips are inspired by the Enforcer series, and as a result, are fun and playful. The tails borrow technology and design from the Dobermann race series, and they are stiff and business-like. The end result of the combination of these designs is a fun ski that loves to be pushed hard in the turns. When you tip them on edge, you’ll realize pretty quickly that you are on a serious pair of skis. At 85 mm underfoot, the skis have the quickness to make a bunch of short turns, but they also like to be let go and make some huge sweeping GS style turns as well. It’s a very versatile carver, and skiers who are looking to ride the whole mountain but have an affinity for carving clean turns will love the performance of the Nordica Navigator 85 skis. Starting with a wood core, Nordica adds their Titanium Hex-Bridge to stiffen and dampen the ski. This is a metal layer that has geometrically cut out parts to shave weight. As a result, the skis have the stiffness and dampness of a higher-end carving ski, but not the weight. This creates a more accessible carving ski for intermediates and advanced skiers. The All-mountain rocker profile is perfect for initiating clean turns while the camber underfoot keeps you hooked right up.