The all-new Navigator series from Nordica provides an all mountain weapon in three different widths. The 2018 Nordica Navigator 85 is the middle of the road model that thrives in both hard and soft snow conditions. Because of its construction, width, and ease of use, the Nordica Navigator 85 is a must ski for anyone looking for one great all mountain ski. Featuring the tips of the Enforcers, the tails of the Dobermanns and the Hex Bridge titanium sheet, the Navigator 85 is a finely constructed ski. The early rise tip allows the ski to rise up in softer snow and stay on top, the Dobermann tail holds a wonderful edge and allows the ski to carve like a racer, and the Hex Bridge Titanium sheet dampens vibrations while keeping the ski stiff. At 85 millimeters underfoot, the Navigator is a perfect width to both carve and float. There aren’t many skis out there that can do both as well as this one, and it’s a noticeable difference. If you’re looking for one ski to perform like a race ski and a powder ski, this is probably as close as you’re going to get. Although not as floaty as its big brother, the tips float and the waist is enough for decent snowfall. Thanks to the combination of all these new technologies, the 2018 Nordica Navigator 85 is an extremely easy ski to ride. Anyone from middle of the road intermediates to upper level advanced skiers will find this ski to be accommodating. Heavier advanced skiers may overpower it on soft snow, but that’s really its only limitation. The early rise tips equate to an effortless initiation into the turn-kind of a point and shoot type of feeling. Simply aim your knees and feet where you want to go and the ski just follows.