The ideal ski choice for anyone setting out on their BASI career should be a piste ski that comes from the same family as its more race orientated big bros. A detuned race ski that has a radius of around 16m and remains relatively narrow underfoot at around 70mm will be perfect for all those short and medium turns.
The radius of around 16m allows the ski to remain stable at speed along with the race construction, but without the risk of the skis ‘skiing you’ as is often the case when trainees go for too big a radius too quickly.
For guys our trainers recommend the Nordica Dobermann Spitfire TI. It is a strong, powerful ski that holds its edge remarkably well but remains extremely agile and responsive due to its radius. They are great fun in both short and medium turns, and due to the slight rocker at the tip they actually floated in knee deep powder remarkably well.
For the Ladies we love the Nordica Sentra S6. Don’t let the floral graphics fool you. It is basically a slightly more manageable version of the Dobermann Spitfire Ti. Really lively and responsive on piste, stable at speed and it still manages to cope in the slightly deeper stuff.
And the good news is that our trainees benefit from an amazing discount on Nordica skis!