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Review: 2012 Nordica Girish

post #1 of 7
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I have never managed to muster enthusiasm about Nordica, but times are changing. 

 

While I need to get a few more days on it, so far, my impressions of the Nordica Patron are very good.

 

My impressions of the Nordica Girish, however, are through the roof.

 

This is a really impressive ski, and it deserves a lot more attention than it seems to be getting.

 

Take a look:

 

 

post #2 of 7

^ Great review and pretty much sums up what I think.  You all are much better skiers than I, but this ski hasnt been punishing for me.  Really lets you have some confidence in choppy conditions.  I was @ Alta on the 29th w/ them and did laps  High T into Greely over and over - these just bomb skied out crud.  Just point them.  Im a bit heavier, but never had the tips under.  2010/11 version for me - but dont think that they have changed

post #3 of 7

the review is spot on except for one thing. Most people even people who are top percent of skiers would not want this ski as a powder ski back east. Its simply to stiff,cambered and straight for MOST people.

post #4 of 7
Thread Starter 

Glad you concur, GTPE, and really cool you got to ski these at Alta on the 29th.

 

And thanks, BPA. I'll be curious to hear if other EC skiers agree with you. The Girish only have 3mm of camber, so I doubt that will be the issue. (The DPS Wailer 112rp has about 4-5mm, the MOMENT Bibby Pro has 5mm of camber in the 184 & 190cm length, and the MOMENT Belafonte has 7mm.)

 

It's not a pivot-y / surfy ski, but on a 6-12" day, where the powder is going to get cut up fairly quick, I think the Girish could be very good in the morning and exceptional in the afternoon.

 

But yeah, certainly, some people might like a softer, smaller turn radius shape.

post #5 of 7

The Girish is a ski that is on my radar. Definitely want to demo a pair. I ran across this review and they seem to really like it. I don't know who they are but the reviews seem decent. They also really like the Rossi S6 which is another ski I want to demo.

 

http://blistergearreview.com/blister/?p=393#more-393

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Originally Posted by JFE24 View Post

Glad you concur, GTPE, and really cool you got to ski these at Alta on the 29th.

 

And thanks, BPA. I'll be curious to hear if other EC skiers agree with you. The Girish only have 3mm of camber, so I doubt that will be the issue. (The DPS Wailer 112rp has about 4-5mm, the MOMENT Bibby Pro has 5mm of camber in the 184 & 190cm length, and the MOMENT Belafonte has 7mm.)

 

It's not a pivot-y / surfy ski, but on a 6-12" day, where the powder is going to get cut up fairly quick, I think the Girish could be very good in the morning and exceptional in the afternoon.

 

But yeah, certainly, some people might like a softer, smaller turn radius shape.




you want soft, floaty, and pivot for skiing here. The Girish for lighter weight skiers doenst work out so well.

post #7 of 7

What I'm going to be riding on this year, just have to mount my fritschi freeride's on the liberty's.  

 

 

http://f.cl.ly/items/0F2E0l0f0N3x3K020V14/skis.jpg

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