Nordica HR Pro Helldiver CA (2010)

Category: Men's Freeride; Category ranking: No. 6; Average score: 3.11; Balance of skills: 2.9; Best For: Energetic, quick turns in crud and powder; Not For: Versatility on hard snow, where it washes out
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Category: Men's Freeride; Category ranking: No. 6; Average score: 3.11; Balance of skills: 2.9; Best For: Energetic, quick turns in crud and powder; Not For: Versatility on hard snow, where it washes out
nordica hr pro helldiver thumb 2010

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Price: $1249.00
Year: 2010
Level: 3
Gender: Male
Waist Width:
Tip/Tail/Waist: 132/90/118
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Stability at speed: 3.23 / 5
Hard snow performance: 2.79 / 5
Crud performance: 3.14 / 5
Forgiveness: 3.11 / 5

“CA” refers to the carbon laminates in this version of the Helldiver. You can get it with metal, too (Helldiver TI, $1,499). The latter might deliver more edge-grip and stability, but it’s the carbon—strong, lightweight—that’s responsible for the CA’s defining trait: a quickness that’s surprising in a ski this wide.  Its flotation is unassailable, and a strong, stiff tail defies you to leave any turn unfinished. “Ripping, arcing fun-machine with energetic snap,” said Morgan. “Confident in any turn shape.”