Nordica Helldorado (2014)


Rating: 3.12 / 5
Price: $899.00
Year: 2014
Level: 4
Gender: Male
Waist Width: 132
Tip/Tail/Waist: 143-113-132
Lengths: 177, 185, 193

Stability at speed: 3.87 / 5
Hard snow performance: 2.14 / 5
Crud performance: 3.63 / 5
Flotation: 3.35 / 5
Forgiveness: 2.82 / 5
Overall: 3.12 / 5

Within the Freeski collection of skis, the Helldorado and Patron offer powder skiers a choice. Both come from the same mold, sharing the same shape and rocker profile, but the difference is metal. The Helldorado has full metal laminates, giving it ultimate high-speed calm and hard-charging edge power lacking in many skis this wide (113 mm). The Patron is lighter, reinforced with glass only, for a livelier, less demanding performance. The Inspired Freeski collection comprises five models built with powder-ready waist widths and strong, edgy constructions for expert skiers who expect to spend most of their time away from the groomer crowds. Waist widths range from 127 mm in the new Bushy Wayne down to 107 mm in the new El Capo. All have full-length vertical sidewalls for precision and power. That's combined with pronounced rocker for deep-snow flotation and terrain adaption. All have the durability and energetic rebound of full wood cores (or a combination of wood and foam in the case of the women's La Nina). All are sold flat (no binding).