|The Astra from Salomon makes an excellent option for the intermediate to advanced skier that wants a light and lively ski for carves on the groomers. Carve Rocker has a small amount of rocker in the tip for quick turn initiation, and camber underfoot that gives you rebound as you unweight the ski. Salomon’s Comfortech uses fibers that absorb vibrations underneath the lightweight Lithium binding system to provide you with a smooth ride on your way down the mountain. Control Frame Construction has a 3D shape with grip zones on the contact points to deliver a stronger grip on firm snow and added responsiveness. The Astra is made with a Woodcore and a Basalt Layer to keep you stable at faster speeds, while maintaining a lightweight feel for stable skiing, with less fatigue. A Semi-Sandwich Construction uses a Monocoque Cap in the tips and tails, with a sidewall underfoot that enhances your maneuverability, while still giving you the edge hold on the snow for precise turns at a variety of speeds.