Nordica Conquer (2010)

Category: Women's Freeride; Category ranking: No. 1; Average score: 3.61; Balance of skills: 3.6; Best for: Eastern freeriders; Not for: Deep powder, where its attributes are wasted
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Rating: / 5
Price: $1199.00
Year: 2010
Level: 3
Gender: Female
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Tip/Tail/Waist: 126/84/112
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Stability at speed: 4.20 / 5
Hard snow performance: 3.82 / 5
Crud performance: 3.73 / 5
Forgiveness: 3.25 / 5

Our East Coast, blue-ice former downhillers aren’t easily impressed. So when they award the best scores by far for stability at speed and hard-snow grip, you know that ski rips. But more surprising than the Conquer’s bite on ice (Nordica is known for precision) is its ability to scrub speed: It happily releases into an easygoing skid. And on smooth corduroy, it purrs. Crud, powder, breakable crust—the Conquer will succeed. “It’s got substance,” Forland said. “Best as you pick up speed.”

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