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Nordica Hot Rod Hellcat (2008)

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Rating: / 5
Price: $1355.00
Year: 2008
Level: 3
Gender: Male
Waist Width:
Tip/Tail/Waist: 132/90/118
Lengths: 170, 178, 186

Stability at speed: 3.42 / 5
Hard snow performance: 3.26 / 5
Crud performance: 3.19 / 5
Forgiveness: 3.33 / 5

Nordica makes bigger skis, but none more versatile. With a 90-mm waist, the new Hellcat is eminently powder-ready. But it’s also one of the most enjoyable rides on hard-pack, where it carves with enthusiasm. Its quickness is an attribute of a binding interface that’s integrated into the core of the ski. No ski scored more consistently across all criteria, a testament to its versatility. “Snappy, quick and lively,” said Howard.

Best For

Those who expect big powder will be the exception, not the rule.

Not For

Inattentive pilots. It requires guidance.