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Nordica Olympia Victory XBS (2008)

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Rating: / 5
Price: $955.00
Year: 2008
Level: 3
Gender: Female
Waist Width:
Tip/Tail/Waist: 119-74-104
Lengths: 146, 154, 162, 170

Stability at speed: 3.85 / 5
Hard snow performance: 3.34 / 5
Crud performance: 3.36 / 5
Forgiveness: 3.08 / 5

Every so often a ski exhibits a quality so extraordinary that every tester notes it. Such is the case with the Victory, unanimously praised for being smooth. It plows through chop like a luxury ocean liner, yet a relatively narrow waist keeps it spry. Rebound? More than inexperienced skiers can handle. The X Balance binding distributes power to offset women’s small feet and mass, putting the sweet spot wherever you land. “A powerhouse, looking to charge the mountain,” said Lewis.

Best For

Strong skiers up for a powerful ride.

Not For

The lightweight or timid.