Nordica Olympia Drive (2009)

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Nordica Olympia Drive

Rating: / 5
Price: $775.00
Year: 2009
Level: 3
Gender: Female
Waist Width:
Tip/Tail/Waist: 119/74/104

Stability at speed: 4.11 / 5
Hard snow performance: 3.87 / 5
Crud performance: 3.42 / 5
Forgiveness: 3.48 / 5

Usually you get what you pay for. With the Drive, you get a lot more. Vertical sidewalls and laminate construction give it the power and edge-grip of skis in higher-performance categories, without the higher price tag. The Drive is silky, stable and stuck to the snow. Some felt it was best for mellow skiers; others thought it best bent by experts. That leads us to conclude that the training wheels are up to you. "The ultimate cruiser," said MacConnell.

Best For

Biting into ice

Not For



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Nordica Drive (2010)

Category: Women's Cruiser; Category ranking: No. 3; Average score: 3.53; Balance of skills: 3.54; Best for: Baring its teeth on ice; Not for: Deep powder; it has a heavy, grippy feel.