Nordica Victory (2010)

Category: Women's Speed; Category ranking: No. 1; Average score: 3.95; Balance of skills: 4.08; Best for: Speedsters who like to venture off-piste; Not for: Skidding: It can’t be dialed back.
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Rating: / 5
Price: $999.00
Year: 2010
Level: 3
Gender: Female
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Tip/Tail/Waist: 124/78/108
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Stability at speed: 4.23 / 5
Hard snow performance: 4.08 / 5
Crud performance: 4.24 / 5
Forgiveness: 3.68 / 5

Last year, the Victory medaled at the top of the Freeride category. This year, Speed. What does that tell you? That the paradigm is shifting, and this is one well-built ski. Powerful, aggressive, stable as it gets, the Victory is fast but never touchy; grippy but never hooky; solid but never unresponsive. Experts will feel instantly comfortable ripping GS turns on steeps, or jumping into a sun-crusted chute: It stays stuck to the snow no matter what. “Powerful without feeling punishing,” Thys said.

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