Nordica Drive (2010)

Category: Women's Cruiser; Category ranking: No. 3; Average score: 3.53; Balance of skills: 3.54; Best for: Baring its teeth on ice; Not for: Deep powder; it has a heavy, grippy feel.
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Category: Women's Cruiser; Category ranking: No. 3; Average score: 3.53; Balance of skills: 3.54; Best for: Baring its teeth on ice; Not for: Deep powder; it has a heavy, grippy feel.
nordica drive thumb 2010

Rating: / 5
Price: $799.00
Year: 2010
Level: 3
Gender: Female
Waist Width:
Tip/Tail/Waist: 123/76/106
Lengths:

Stability at speed: 3.57 / 5
Hard snow performance: 3.57 / 5
Crud performance: 3.30 / 5
Forgiveness: 3.60 / 5

When we test gear, many manufacturers only have one test model, and it can be the wrong size. That was the case with the Drive, which our taller testers felt was too short. Still, the Drive excelled: It dived down the fall line, bit through ice, floated through pow and snapped back with great energy and predictability. Slightly wider than last year’s, the new Drive has a stable feel, and a go-anywhere attitude that encourages off-piste forays. “Delivers polished turns and a confident ride,” said Moscarella.