Nordica Hot Rod Jet Fuel XBS (2008) - Ski Mag

Nordica Hot Rod Jet Fuel XBS (2008)

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Rating: / 5
Price: $1255.00
Year: 2008
Level: 3
Gender: Male
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Tip/Tail/Waist: 126/84/112
Lengths: 170, 178, 186

Stability at speed: 3.38 / 5
Hard snow performance: 2.64 / 5
Crud performance: 3.15 / 5
Forgiveness: 2.50 / 5

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