Nordica Hot Rod (2006)

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Rating: 3.60 / 5
Price: $845.00
Year: 2006
Level: 3
Gender: Male

Toebox fit: 3.00 / 5
Forefoot fit: 3.00 / 5
Ankle fit: 3.00 / 5
Instep fit: 2.50 / 5
Adjustments: 2.85 / 5
Closure: 3.40 / 5
Response: 3.60 / 5
Support: 3.50 / 5
Flex: 3.60 / 5
Steering: 3.80 / 5
Comfort: 3.70 / 5
Average Score: 3.40 / 5

Take the race-ready performance of Nordica's Dobermann Pro 130 (see Race), dial it back a notch, give it a cherry-red paint job and some sexy see-through plastic, and you've got a Hot Rod. The Top Fuel is a freeskier's race boot, virtually identical to the Pro, but with a softer bootboard and Nordica's revamped Booster strap. The new Super Booster doesn't just look cool. Its rubbery elastomers stretch when flexed, which makes it easier to initiate turns-without sacrificing power in the belly of the turn-and also yields a snappier return to vertical. "Finally," says Ross. "Someone has figured out the perfect balance between comfort and performance."