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2012 Nordica Patron


Pros: Knows how to party, New friends, Always leads to a good time...

Cons: Headache, Memory loss, Courage

Nordica sent EpicSki a blank Patron to help get us through the summer... Complete with core shots, this ski thought it had seen its last days during R&D until it got to our office. The Patron has been to Vegas, a bachelor party, a wedding, 5 states and 3 ski resorts.


This ski is a 10 out 10. The name, color scheme, spacing and durability screams.. "SALUD, CABRONS!!" The metal free Patron is lighter and more maneuverable ensure a quick pour to party time. SKI Magazine rated the Patron #1 in forgiveness, I have to disagree, there is no forgiveness here... The Patron shotski WILL kick your ass if you don't pay attention. 


My overall take on this ski is... Buy the Patron to ski but if you must the Patron will hold its own in ANY bar / office / party / chairlift. 








2012 Nordica Patron

The powder-loving Nordica Patron skis let you bring your bag of freestyle tricks into the backcountry. Built for days that take you all over the mountain, these skis excel on variable terrain, and they'll hold their own on powder days 113mm waist offers incredible flotation in deep powder Powerful wood core with glass and carbon reinforcements produces a lightweight ski with playful responsiveness— perfect for jibbing and landing switch Patron skis feature an early rise tip and tail that resist diving into deep snow and make it easy to ski backward Tip rocker extends 420mm from snow contact point and tail rocker extends 400mm from snow contact point Tip extends over the snow just enough to enhance flotation without becoming really noisy and vibrating on groomed terrain at high speeds Standard camber underfoot enhances maneuverability on groomers and variable snow; when weighted, 50% of the ski contacts the snow Cambered and rockered profile enhances handling in deep snow, making it easy to take advantage of every feature on the mountain Directional twin-tip taper slightly favors skiing forward, but it also lets you ride switch and land jumps backward The Nordica Patron skis require bindings with wide brakes

Lengths185, 195
Turn Radius18M @ 185
Constructionfull rocker
Core Materialwood w/glass & fiber
Binding System
Binding IncludedNo
Recommended Bindingwide brake
Recommended usePowder
Binding TypeFlat
Recommended LevelExpert
Model Year2012
Model Name/TypeMPNEAN/UPC
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