When Nordica named its all mountain dominator the Nemesis, it must have been thinking of something else, because this ski is gonna be the hardpack crushing Sundance Kid to your pow slaying Butch Cassidy. It's superlight, thanks to a SW Balsa CW balsa wood core remember the wood gliders you had as a kid' That kinda light.. But it's been beefed up with some microlaminates to provide better stiffness and edging power and has hardpack dominating traditional camber underfoot with a gentle early rise in the tip to float over soft snow and power through crud. By building the Nemesis with a sandwich construction, Nordica ensured that it'd be resistant to torsional twisting, which means you'll be able to rail hardpack turns without feeling loose or squirrely. The ABS sidewalls and tough steel edges bite into hard snow like a dog into rawhide, and the Nemesis' Powder Tip planes over snow snow and cuts through chop without deflecting, diving, or making you feel otherwise wobbly.