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2013 Nordica Helldorado Reviews

Skeebum

2013 Nordica Helldorado

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Pros: Balance of skills

Cons: Swing weight?

I spent the day at Alta today - amazingly good snow, especially for November.  I am 6'1'' and 220 lbs and consider myself an "average joe" skier.  I can hold my own in most terrain, though high, high speeds and serious steeps can be a bit spooky for me.  But I thought it might be helpful to offer some thoughts on the ski from the perspective of a "normal guy" if you will...   I spent the day on three skis - the Helldorado in both 193 and 185 lengths and also a 2013 blizzard Cochise 185 cm for comparison.  It was an interesting day and I learned a lot, and had a ton of fun in the process.  So here are a bunch of random thoughts:   The 185...
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Ski Maki

Helldorado 185

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Pros: high speed control, floatation, turn ease in tight spaces, weight to bust through crud, great mountain ski

Cons: I got in the back seat a couple of times not sure if the rockered tails might contribute?

Bought these from the rental shop manager at Bridger Bowl two days before 13 inches of new snow during wind blown mixed conditions.   They were a great deal at $300 and came with Marker demo bindings.  I changed out of my Rossignal Pursuits and brought them to the top of the mountain.  The skis were great in the choppy mixed conditions allowing high speed GS sized turns and quick speed checks.  The Helldorados were quick enough to take through the trees where my carving skis had dove and had left me laying with one leg in a tree well earlier in the day.  When pushed to speed they responded well carving or...
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Philpug

Straight from the gates of hell--introducing the Helldorado

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Pros: The Devil, he has a plan

Cons: Finesse skiers might get worked but that is who the Patron & Unleashed Hell are for

  Review: Nordica is taking their HELL theme up a notch. There are so many things you can say about an all black ski and if a product chooses to me offered with this type of appearance it better ski damn well. The Helldorado does not disappoint. While the other skis that are derived from the same mold, the Patron, Unleashed Hell and upcoming La Ninia ski super playful for that resort powder type skier, the Helldorado has, dare I say, a dark side. The Helldorado skis with tremendous power and and yet does has a playfulness to it, thanks to it's  shape and fantastic early rise tip and tail design combined with being cambered underfoot.    I skied the Helldorado...
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