Nordica Helldorado Skis

Oct 29, 2012
Outside Magazine

   Photo: Nordica

BEST FOR: Flying fast under the radar.

THE TEST: We were expecting a burly plank for eye-watering super-G turns. And the Helldorado does excel at speed, thanks in part to the low, broad tip, which maximizes contact and drastically reduces tip vibration. But a moderate amount of rocker also means you can pivot and squirt this versatile ski at will. “Stiff, burly, powerful, and fun?” mused one tester.

THE VERDICT: Our test skiers have a range of riding styles, but the one thing they share is the need for speed. If you like to ski fast, this is your everyday western ski.

Overall: 4.8
Sloughability: 4.6
Hard-Snow Pleasure: 4.8

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