Nordica Mach 3 Power (2009)

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Nordica Speedmachine Mach 3 Power

Rating: / 5
Price: $1495.00
Year: 2009
Level: 3
Gender: Male
Waist Width:
Tip/Tail/Waist: 119/72/104
Lengths:

Stability at speed: 4.17 / 5
Hard snow performance: 4.14 / 5
Crud performance: 3.44 / 5
Forgiveness: 3.39 / 5

The Mach 3 returns mostly unchanged, which is fine with testers, who are increasingly impressed with Nordica's ski offerings. It has the same ice-biting vertical sidewalls and metal-reinforced wood core, but now it sports a Nordica binding (not Marker). The four-screw toepiece mount reduces slop, which explains its precision and strength. And nothing beats the Mach 3 for snappy rebound. "Quick but not nervous, stable but not boring," said Hogen.

Best For

Thrilling, powerful arcs on hard snow

Not For

Relaxed, laid-back cruising