Nordica Hot Rod Helldiver (2009)

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Nordica Hot Rod Helldiver

Rating: / 5
Price: $1355.00
Year: 2009
Level: 3
Gender: Male
Waist Width:
Tip/Tail/Waist: 132/90/118

Stability at speed: 3.36 / 5
Hard snow performance: 3.70 / 5
Crud performance: 3.55 / 5
Forgiveness: 3.23 / 5

Attention Easterners: Of all the skis in the category, this is the one testers considered most versatile for everyday conditions. The Helldiver is a metal-free, carbon-reinforced construction, so it's never sluggish, and vertical sidewalls give it good edge-hold. No 90-mm waist is ever going to sink in soft snow, and yet there isn't even a hint of the planky feel of other wide rides. "Super quick," said Howard. "Easy to steer around trees, bumps and snowboarders."

Best For

Quickness and hard-snow versatility

Not For

Inattentive or unskilled technique