Ski review Nordica Avenger
Very soft all-mountain ski
The Nordica Avenger is the smaller brother of the Nordica Fuel, which is one of my favourite all-mountain skis to date. According to Nordica the Avenger is their all-mountain ski made for intermediate skiers. It definitely feels softer and less sportive. The Nordica Fuel being so versatile and accessible to expert, advanced and intermediate skiers alike, what does the Avenger has to add to the Nordica all-mountain ski section?
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Not much. In fact nothing at all. The Nordica Avenger is softer than the Nordica Fuel. It is less versatile. The carving ability is no way as good as the Fuel's. It is less playful. It is less sportive. In every aspect the Avenger is inferior to the Fuel. And it isn't even easier to ski than the Fuel. So why did Nordica make this ski?
Beginner - Intermediate
80% piste - 20% off-piste
Soft ski, soft carve
Forgiving and not sportive
Mediocrity all along
I don't know who the Nordica Avenger is supposed to avenge. Probably itself. The only positive thing I can think of, is that the Nordica Fuel is so good that the Avenger just pales into insignificance and isn't that bad after all.
I can't think of anybody who would like to ski the Nordica Avenger, knowing that the Nordica Fuel is around. Even intermediate skiers who have no ambition to become more advanced, are better off with the Nordica Fuel.
Nordica about the Avenger
"This ski offers a modern platform that will hold an edge on the groomers, dominate the crud, and allow the avid skier to explore all parts of the mountain with confidence." I can only say that no avid skier will like the Avenger. Maybe beginners.
Dimensions of the Avenger ski
Length (cm): 146, 154, 162, 170, 178
Sidecut (mm): 128-82-112
Radius (m): 11, 12.5, 14, 15.5, 17