Why we chose the Nordica Belle DC 78: Innovative, female-specific, energetic
Lengths (cm): 138, 144, 150, 156, 162 & 168
Sidecut (mm): 127 / 78 / 106 (162 cm)
Radius: 14.5m (162 cm)
Rocker Profile: Rocker-Camber
Price: £450 / €500 / $550
Taking the acclaimed ISPO award in 2021, the new and updated Belle range shows us the levels of research and design the team at Nordica go through in designing a new ski. The range comes in three different widths – 72, 78 and 84 mm – and feature a totally unique shape and sidecut that have been designed with a women’s shape and posture in mind.
What’s more exciting is that the Belle range features a totally new bit of technology from Nordica – Double Core Technology – which makes use of two separate core materials that are able to flex independently to provide improved flex, stability and dampening.
Nordica Belle DC 78 Build
Double Core Technology features two separate wood cores, made up of Poplar and Beech, that sandwich a dampening rubber layer. This technology, theoretically, removes the need for an overly-powerful metal layer in favour of a damper, and therefore smoother, wood core to create a flex profile that’s better designed for women’s needs.
This core material was the result of countless interviews and focus groups with female skiers around the world. The research highlighted the need for more female-dedicated ski products (and technologies) that enhances the female build.