The Nordica Navigator 80's immaculate edge grip is unmistakable. Made from a single sheet of Titanal Hex Bridge and two laminates of prepreg glass over and around (respectively) a poplar/beech core, Navigator 80's ability to make even short turns feel like someone else is doing all the work is mind blowing.

Anyone, from a just-off-rentals tyro to a competent technical skier, should be able to get on a Navigator 80 and go for it. According to Bob Gleason, “The Navigator stands out as an all-around ski with a Frontside bias. It has a friendly ease of use with a comfortable stability when pushed.”

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