Nordica Speedmachine Mach 4 (2010) - Ski Mag

Nordica Speedmachine Mach 4 (2010)

Category: Men's Speed; Category ranking: No. 5; Average score: 3.07; Balance of Skills: 2.98; Best For: Gaining new confidence at high speeds; Not For; Soft snow (even by this category’s standards)
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Rating: / 5
Price: $1449.00
Year: 2010
Level: 3
Gender: Male
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Tip/Tail/Waist: 121/74/106
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Stability at speed: 3.56 / 5
Hard snow performance: 3.37 / 5
Crud performance: 2.83 / 5
Forgiveness: 3.18 / 5

We remembered this ski being burlier. And while it’s still no wimp—with metal laminates, a precise binding interface and race-ready construction—there’s a noticeable difference to this year’s Mach 4. Nordica softened the tip and stiffened the tail, and the result is a slightly less demanding ride, though it’s still game for high-speed arcing on hard snow. Its wide tip hooks up with ease, and that new tail delivers a strong finish. “Amazingly versatile in terms of speeds and turn shapes,” said Moffatt.

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