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The Salomon Astra (not to be confused with the Vauxhall Astra) is a women’s all-mountain ski for confident beginners and cruisy intermediate to advanced skiers. The Astra’s aim is to take you wherever you want to go in resort with comfort and control. Plus, it won’t break the bank, making it ideal for your yearly ski holiday.

So what exactly makes the Astra such a pleasure to ski? For starters, it has a nice light wood core, with basalt fibre reinforcements that run the length of the ski and polyurethane foam inserts underfoot. These reinforcements absorb the shock from bumps and crud, which makes for a smooth and stable ride, and increased grip on hard snow. The Astra also features a 3D construction with designated ‘grip’ areas so you won’t end up losing an edge when you least expect it, plus it keeps the ski nice and light.

Nimbleness and easy steering come from Salomon’s Carve Rocker, which is barely noticeable to the naked eye but provides extra ‘pivotability’ and edge grip when carving. The semi-sidewall construction consists of full ABS sidewalls underfoot for better shock absorption and grip, while cap construction in the nose and tail saves weight and makes the ski easier to steer.

Overall, the Salomon Astra is grippy, stable and smooth for a confidence inducing ski experience – whether you’re playing in the trees, seeking some lift-accessed powder or cruising the pistes, it’s reliable, comfortable and above all, fun.

 

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