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Rating: / 5
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.
Those who expect big powder will be the exception, not the rule.
Inattentive pilots. It requires guidance.