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Nordica GT Speedmachine 80 (2018)

2018 Hard Snow Ski

Brand: Nordica

Model: GT Speedmachine 80

Overall Score: 3.96 / 5



Specs

Tip / Waist / Tail (mm)

130-80-110

Lengths (cm)

156, 162, 168, 174, 180

Radius (m)

16.5

Waist Width (mm)

75-89

Gender

Male

Level

Advanced

Symmetrical

Yes

Some carving skis demand strong quads and flawless technique. The Speedmachine only demands that you have as much fun as it does. It succeeds with a combination of quickness and ease that’s uncommon in this category. No other ski came close in the Playfulness criteria, where many an overbuilt carver comes to grief. There’s metal in the GT’s layup, but cutaway sections fore and aft reduce weight and soften flex. The result: Serious fun. Megroz: “Sick ski. Tons of pop and playfulness.”

Strengths: Stability at Speed, Quickness/Maneuverability, Versatility

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