Nordica Mach 1 (2009)

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Nordica Speedmachine Mach 1 (BEST BUY)

Rating: / 5
Price: $745.00
Year: 2009
Level: 2
Gender: Male
Waist Width:
Tip/Tail/Waist: 118/70/103
Lengths:

Stability at speed: 4.03 / 5
Hard snow performance: 4.12 / 5
Crud performance: 3.32 / 5
Forgiveness: 3.59 / 5

Plan on getting good quickly? Or maybe you're an expert in search of a great deal. Either way, testers agreed the Mach 1 has a big upside in performance. Metal-free and lightweight, it's reasonably forgiving and willing to help an intermediate learn to carve. But it really excels at higher speeds with a more aggressive technique, so you're guaranteed not to outgrow it too soon. "A little touchy, but boy is it fun in tight arcs," said Sabanosh.

Best For

High performance at a low price

Not For

Total forgiveness of poor technique