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2013 Nordica Patron Ski


Pros: Sooo much fun, great Resort Powder Ski

Cons: Bigger skiers can over power it, but that is who the Helldorado is for



This is a shape and profile of a ski that just works as the new benchmark of a "Resort Powder" ski replacing the perennial winner, the Rossi S7. The Patron with it's less elf like tip and tail profile makes the Patron one of the most playful tree/powder skis on the market, the camber underfoot still allows the Patron to ski well in the cut up snow after the mountain is tracked out so you don't need to waste a run by having to head back to the car to swap skis out. 



Length Tested: 185/193

Dimensions/Turn Radius:  143/113/132

Camber: Traditional, Early Rise, Tip & Tail w/camber

Binding: Demo 

Mount point: Suggested


Environment & Conditions:

Location of Test: Mt. Rose, Alpine Meadows

Number of Runs: 4

Snow Conditions: Powder

Demo or Own: Demo


Tester Info:

Username: Philpug

Age: 48

Height/Weight: 5'10" 185lb

Ski Days/Season: 60+

Years Skiing: 35

Aggressiveness: Moderate (Finesse) 

Current Quiver: 13 Blizzard Bonafide, 13 Blizzard Gunsmoke, plus various vintage skis

Home Area: Squaw & Northstar

Preferred Terrain: bumps, off-piste, trees

2013 Nordica Patron Ski

The Patron Ski takes the recognized features of the fan favorite Radict translated into an everyday waist width. The Patron features Nordica’s “High Rise” camROCK rocker technology that includes a rockered tip and tail and solid camber under foot for stability. The Patron also features a very low tip and tail profile that, when combined with the skis progressive sidecut, prevents the rockered areas of the ski from vibrating due to lack of snow surface contact. It’s a super fun, stable versatile ride in any condition. Sidecut: 143-113-132, Flat Ski No Binding Included

Lengths177, 185, 193
Turn Radius18.5M @ 185
Constructiontip / tail rocker
Core MaterialEnergy 2 Titanium
Binding Systemnone
Binding IncludedNo
Recommended BindingN/A
Recommended usePowder
Binding TypeFlat
Recommended LevelAdvanced
Model Year2013
Model Name/TypeMPNEAN/UPC
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