Let's give a warm welcome to the team from Nordica who have joined EpicSki to help the membership with their questions in the forums -- including company president Willy Booker and marketing chief Tyler Kipp! We're incredibly fortunate to have their high-level perspective on skiing to elevate our forums.
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Welcome Nordica to EpicSki!post #1 of 4710/5/12 at 2:49pmThread Starterpost #2 of 4710/5/12 at 3:37pm
Willy and Tyler had a video Q & A with us a year or so ago. I thought it went well and we got a lot of great answers from him on their product line.
Here is a short interview with Philpug and Willy Booker at SIA, highlighting some of whats in store for the 2013 lineup.
Edited by Trekchick - 10/5/12 at 3:57pmpost #3 of 4710/5/12 at 4:23pmpost #4 of 4710/5/12 at 4:27pm
I've just bought a pair of Nordica Enforcers, and I have high hopes for them when I go up to Whistler this season. :) I'm surprised that Nordica is not as well-known as they should be with the great products that they have.post #5 of 4710/5/12 at 4:28pm
Soul Rider...... I want the tequila that dude was drinking when they created these awesome tops...post #6 of 4710/5/12 at 7:07pm
I have loved the types of skis Nordica has been making over the last few years. I own the Girish which is awesome, although I didn't get to use it last year because there was never any deep snow lol. I also almost bought the Helldiver or Jet Fuel (I was deciding between one or the other)... I wanted to get a Nordica but got a Salomon only because it was cheaper and I'm poor : ) The Salomon's cool and everything, but I really like the skis Nordica has been making. It seems like they are still making skis that are the size and shape that I like (like the Jet Fuel and Helldiver) while other brands are not making as much along those lines. It seems like with other brands you can hardly buy a ski anymore that isn't either a twin tip or too fat. I really like how Nordica has been making a lot of skis without twin tips. Personally I would not buy a ski with a twin tip even if the ski performed well because I just don't want it because I don't ski ass first. The Fire Arrow sounds awesome! I kinda want that one too : )
A couple other things I like a lot are the fact that Nordica has been selling skis with Nordica bindings on. I stopped buying Volkls because they came with Marker bindings (I don't like Marker because they have almost killed me like 5 times literally). I also like how on your website when I was buying it was possible to click "pro" which would eliminate everything except the most expert oriented skis on the shopping page. I've never seen that on another brand's website.post #7 of 4710/5/12 at 8:21pm
I remember when Nordica was just a boot company. In the years that I wasn't paying attention, they became a full-line ski company. I always wondered how that happened -- did they start from scratch or buy somebody?post #8 of 4710/5/12 at 8:40pm
I'm pretty sure that Nordica skis grew out of the original Kastle brand that was part of the Benetton umbrella. They were in the same family of companies (Nordica boots & Kastle skis).post #9 of 4710/5/12 at 8:47pmI have a pair of the 193cm Nordica Grish, with Marker 8-18s' mounted 1.5 cm back from factory recommendation. At 110 underfoot it is the last, of the big skis without rocker and a flat, repeat flat tail. Graphics are passably modest. Capable at all speeds and conditions, it smears well enough, is a stable big mountain ski and arcs mighty fine, to even run Masters Super G in softer conditions. Not particularly suited for large doses of tight trees, however. Bottom line: Just stepping in makes you want to get up to speed.
I know times change and I am not in the targeted demographic group, but the graphics on the Patron are atrocious to point, I would take a spray can of flat black to them. The Helldorado is much better.post #10 of 4710/5/12 at 9:24pmpost #11 of 4710/5/12 at 10:32pm
From Cascade Cowboy:Quote:At 110 underfoot it is the last, of the big skis without rocker and a flat, repeat flat tail.
That is the same Girish that I have. I just looked at the new fire arrow. I love the fact that it's wider than the old one and that it now comes in a 184. The shape and length of that ski is awesome.post #12 of 4710/6/12 at 7:48am
Hey Epicski community, Thanks for the warm welcome and the praises you have given Nordica. It's nice to be part of such an enthusiastic community of skiers. I personally have always enjoyed the Epicski threads and getting the low down on products and reviews of Nordica gear or any of the other great skis and boots that are out there. We are going to do our best to help answer/reply any questions you may have about Nordica products or our company and the people who work here. I hope everyone out there is getting stoked for the season. The leaves here in NH have turned and winter is in the air!post #13 of 4710/6/12 at 9:04am
My now getting old but still great Nordica Hot Rod Jet Fuel are still a favourite for skiing new places as they are such a confidence builder for me in so many different conditions and types of terrain.
Hey Tyler, any chance of getting one of those T-shirts with Nordica Banana Boots on them that I have heard about but have never seen? I use to work at a ski shop in the early 70s and sold Nordica Banana Boots.post #14 of 4710/6/12 at 9:10ampost #15 of 4710/6/12 at 9:34ampost #16 of 4710/6/12 at 9:39am
Thanks for the warm welcome. Looking forward to creating a loop of feedback that will help us create even better product that will serve the needs of all skiers. Stoked to be a part of the Epic community. Bring the snow!post #17 of 4710/6/12 at 12:31pm
From myself:Quote:I just looked at the new fire arrow. I love the fact that it's wider than the old one and that it now comes in a 184. The shape and length of that ski is awesome.
It's the Fire Arrow 84 EDT that I was looking at. I think that ski is perfect!post #18 of 4710/6/12 at 2:33pmpost #19 of 4710/6/12 at 2:50pmpost #20 of 4710/6/12 at 3:32pmThread StarterQuote:Looking forward to creating a loop of feedback that will help us create even better product that will serve the needs of all skiers. Stoked to be a part of the Epic community. Bring the snow!
This is what I call intelligent design. Welcome, Rich!post #21 of 4710/6/12 at 7:04pm
Welcome from those of us that like your frontside skis. Currently own two year old Speedmachine Mach and one year old Spitfire Pro EDT, which I use for NASTAR racing. I particularly like the integral bindings/CT feature.
post #22 of 4710/6/12 at 9:41pm
I just want to take this opportunity to apologize for the one time in 1993 that I bought ski boots that weren't Nordica. I was young and foolish and I didn't realize what I was doing. I quickly regretted it as I suffered through several years of blue toenails, bruised shins and sore feet. I'm going into my 4th year on my Speed Machine 10s and I love them. They are great high-performance boots yet they go on and off like a pair of bedroom slippers. I am convinced that you people made a plaster cast of my feet and use that to design your ski boots around. I recently picked up my first pair of Nordica skis as well, and I can't wait to make some turns and see if you are as good at sticks as you are at boots. Keep up the good work.
Chrispost #23 of 4710/7/12 at 4:03ampost #24 of 4710/7/12 at 12:27pmI've owned and liked the skis and have been monogamous on the boots (touring aside) for the last 20 years. But let's not cozy up too much to any brand around here.post #25 of 4710/7/12 at 1:08pmQuote:
I had a pair of Nordicas from that era,early 1980s? They were a lot more low cut and non rear entry. Their distinctive feature was the ability to make the heel cup wider or narrower by
screwing in/out a plastic "strap" that was part of the other end of the 2nd from the top bail on the over the instep buckle.
I wish they would reinvent the width adjustable heel cup.post #26 of 4710/7/12 at 7:45pmQuote:Originally Posted by Tyler Kipp
Hey Epicski community, Thanks for the warm welcome and the praises you have given Nordica. It's nice to be part of such an enthusiastic community of skiers. I personally have always enjoyed the Epicski threads and getting the low down on products and reviews of Nordica gear or any of the other great skis and boots that are out there. We are going to do our best to help answer/reply any questions you may have about Nordica products or our company and the people who work here. I hope everyone out there is getting stoked for the season. The leaves here in NH have turned and winter is in the air!Quote:
Welcome guys! I must say that I still have my OG Dobies, a full new set of '93 Grand Prix neon green buckles, GSR's & SG's..........but I am uber stoked to get on the Patron this season!post #27 of 4710/7/12 at 8:44pmpost #28 of 4710/9/12 at 5:03am
Thanks for the warm welcome Epic gang. We're psyched to participate in the ongoing discussion and learn how we can better support a great group of die-hard skiers and continue to improve our products for you. 35 degrees here in NH this morning.... getting closer!
Willypost #29 of 4710/10/12 at 5:54pm
I gess I'm at the right place for my question!
I'm presently hesitating between buying a pair of Hell and back or a pair of Steadfast ( both from last year). And at this moment, I'm thinking of putting some guardian bindings on them to slowly explore another kind of skiing ...
I looked at both and they dont seem to different when you put them side to side. The Steadfast is a little slimmer and seem stiffer...
I ski mostly in the east ( Jay, Tremblant,...) and like to ski mostly trees, moguls and steeps (I'm 6'; 210 pounds).
Any opinions?post #30 of 4710/23/12 at 10:07am
You are absolutely right. There is no difference between the Steadfast and the Hell & Back except for the width. (Steadfast is 90, Hell & Back 98). I grew up skiing back east at Sugarloaf and now head up to Burke when I can, when I go, I bring my Steadfasts with me. Hell & Back would be a fine choice, but I find at Burke I rarely wished I had a wider ski. Most of the time I appreciate ripping turns and having the quickness of the 90 waisted ski. Basically you can't go wrong either way but if you feel you may want the extra width for those big Jay days. go for it!
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