Featured Individual Review Nordica Proto Project Santa Ana 88

Discussion in 'Gear Reviews and Comparisons' started by Tricia, Jan 7, 2019.

  1. Tricia

    Tricia The Velvet Hammer Admin Pugski Ski Tester

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    I'm excited to be recognized by Nordica as a key influencer in women's ski gear, and have been chosen to be one of the women involved with the Nordica Proto Project Santa Ana 88. Follow along as I put these through the paces over the next year.

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    Nordica has taken the shape that we love from the original Santa Ana and created a "mighty and nimble" fun size in the Santa Ana 88, with balsa wood core sandwiched between two sheets of metal. I guess you could say this sandwich promises to satisfy the appetite when I'm hungry for slope time.

    The reveal: it was pretty cool to open a giant box to find not just skis but also a custom roller ski bag.

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    @AmyPJ, this could be the ski you're looking for.

    #nordicaprotoproject
    #nordicabelles

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  2. Tytlynz64

    Tytlynz64 Getting on the lift Skier

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    Congrats @Tricia ! A worthy honor and well deserved. Look forward to your thoughts on this ski and projections for its brother.
     
  3. Erik Timmerman

    Erik Timmerman Making fresh tracks Instructor

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    Pretty sweet, have fun with those.
     
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  4. Philpug

    Philpug Enjoying being back on two skis. Admin Pugski Ski Tester

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    With the original Proto, the Enforcer 100.
     
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  5. AmyPJ

    AmyPJ Let's go! Pugski Ski Tester

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    Dude, send me some!! Holy cow, as much as I love my Santa Ana 100s (got out on them again this weekend, it's been two years) I would dearly LOVE a narrower ski with the same shape! I really love an 88 for almost every day, including leftover powder and crud, groomers, you name it.

    And congrats, because that is AWESOME!
     
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  6. Tytlynz64

    Tytlynz64 Getting on the lift Skier

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    Noice! When they send you the 104s ask for 193s. Flights to Reno are cheap on SW. :)
     
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  7. Josh Matta

    Josh Matta Making fresh tracks Instructor

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    probably less than 5 weeks to mine with production top sheets. :P
     
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  8. Josh Matta

    Josh Matta Making fresh tracks Instructor

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    why do they call its a proto when the top sheet and specs have already been picked out?
     
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    Tricia

    Tricia The Velvet Hammer Admin Pugski Ski Tester

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    I sincerely thought of you while I was fondling them.
    Now, we will be in Utah this week. ;)
     
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  10. laine

    laine I ski like a girl. Fast. Skier

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    Wow! Those look awesome. I’m eager
    To hear your thoughts!
     
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    Dwight Practitioner of skiing, solid and liquid Admin Moderator

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    Congrats
     
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  12. Alba Adventures

    Alba Adventures Getting on the lift Skier

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    This is amazing news! And wow, what a ski.
     
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  13. AmyPJ

    AmyPJ Let's go! Pugski Ski Tester

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    Work, always getting in the way of my skiing! Definitely can't wait for your thoughts on them.
     
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  14. tromano

    tromano Goin' the way they're pointed... Skier

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    Conditions are prime here.
     
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    Tricia The Velvet Hammer Admin Pugski Ski Tester

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    Conditions are prime in Tahoe as well.
    I mean, 5 feet of snow in 48 hrs....
    But Utah is waiting for us.
     
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    Tricia The Velvet Hammer Admin Pugski Ski Tester

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    I like your neener neener :P

    Back atcha!
     
  17. socalgal

    socalgal Out on the slopes Skier

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    Those are some classy looking skis! I've been thinking abour a narrower ski and look forward to hearing your thoughts on it!

    Congrats @Tricia for the recognition of your hard work.
     
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    dean_spirito Freestyle Ski Coach Instructor Pugski Ski Tester

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    Ron Don't judge a ski by its width underfoot! Pugski Ski Tester

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    hard work pays off! Well done. :toast
     
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    Tricia The Velvet Hammer Admin Pugski Ski Tester

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    Teaser from Deer Valley
     
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