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NORDICA GRANSPORT 14 or 12

post #1 of 20
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Does any one have this ski? your thoughts?

Any reviews, demos stuff like that...

Thanks for any info.

PS

I did search and I did not find any reviews on the Nordica Grandsport ski line.
post #2 of 20
like any boot if they fit your foot correctly, and are snug they should be fine
post #3 of 20
Thread Starter 
Okay thanks but I am talking about the Nordica Grandsport 14 SKI not boot.

This must be a tell no one has these skis and/or no one has reviewed them. interesting....?

I do wonder why, Nordica has some great skis out there but these skis seem to fall under the radar.

I will try again.

Does anyone own or have demoed the 08 Nordica Grandsport 14 or 12 SKI, if you would be so kind to share a review that would be great.

Thanks
post #4 of 20
I own the 12s, i got them because i received a good deal on them, 02gearshop.com had them on sale for 200 bucks.

I have skied them 4 times so far and they seem to be decent skis. I don't have much to compare them to seeing as they are my first pair of skis. They hold well on the east coast ice, and seem to get me down the mountain just fine...lol

Sorry i can't be of more help.
post #5 of 20
Thread Starter 
Thats okay, every little bit helps...

I PM'ed you.
post #6 of 20
I don't think you've seen much here on this ski because I believe it's a fairly low level ski. Probaby just above rental level.
post #7 of 20
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Eric S View Post
I don't think you've seen much here on this ski because I believe it's a fairly low level ski. Probaby just above rental level.

okay thanks

The 14 is an expert ski, so i guess it's for experts that rent.

Come on help me out here.
Any Dealers out there that sell this ski

Come on give me some real world info.


Edited by RedDog - Tue, 03 Feb 09 14:58:05 GMT
post #8 of 20
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Originally Posted by RedDog View Post
The 14 is an expect ski, so i guess it's for expects that rent.
Expects?

I tested the '08 model at a trade faire.

Anyways, the Gransport series comes from the previous SUV ski chassis. The GS 14 can be skied by strong intermediates to conservative advanced level skiers. This ski is basically a groomer cruiser. My reservation on the GS14 is skiing high speeds on very hard snow. It won't be as grippy as other skis.

A true expert skier will want a Speedmachine series ski since it will have the grip and stability for high speed skiing.

Dennis
post #9 of 20
Originally Posted by Eric S
I don't think you've seen much here on this ski because I believe it's a fairly low level ski. Probaby just above rental level.

Quote:
Originally Posted by RedDog View Post
okay thanks

The 14 is an expect ski, so i guess it's for expects that rent.

Come on help me out here.
Any Dealers out there that sell this ski

Come on give me some real world info.
Who said it's an "expect" ski, the Nordica web site? Wow, then it must be. I stand by what I said. You don't see reviews here or on other reviews sites because it's not a serious ski. If you want to get it because it's inexpensive fine but you can't wish it into something it's not.
post #10 of 20
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Originally Posted by Eric S View Post
Originally Posted by Eric S
I don't think you've seen much here on this ski because I believe it's a fairly low level ski. Probaby just above rental level.

Who said it's an "expert" ski, the Nordica web site? Wow, then it must be. I stand by what I said. You don't see reviews here or on other reviews sites because it's not a serious ski. If you want to get it because it's inexpensive fine but you can't wish it into something it's not.

Yes the Nordica web site very clearly labels this as an expert ski, if you have a problem with that talk to them not me.

I wish to get information about the ski thats it and nothing you are is helping me.

So if we ONLY talk about serious skis here please be so kind and list these serious skis for me.

This is your claim to fame. "The Gransport 14 is just above a rental ski" thank you! .

Is this a ski you have demo or own? If not, why the **** are you posting here?


Edited by RedDog - Tue, 03 Feb 09 14:59:12 GMT
post #11 of 20
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Denny1969 View Post
Expects?

I tested the '08 model at a trade faire.

Anyways, the Gransport series comes from the previous SUV ski chassis. The GS 14 can be skied by strong intermediates to conservative advanced level skiers. This ski is basically a groomer cruiser. My reservation on the GS14 is skiing high speeds on very hard snow. It won't be as grippy as other skis.

A true expert skier will want a Speedmachine series ski since it will have the grip and stability for high speed skiing.

Dennis
great stuff, thanks
post #12 of 20
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Originally Posted by RedDog View Post
Yes the Nordica web site very clearly labels this as an expect ski, if you have a problem with that talk to them not me.

I wish to get information about the ski thats it and nothing you are is helping me.

So if we ONLY talk about serious skis here please be so kind and list these serious skis for me.

This is your claim to fame. "The Gransport 14 is just above a rental ski" thank you! .

Is this a ski you have demo or own? If not, why the **** are you posting here?
Sorry I am offending you but a clue on the Nordica website as to what the true level of the ski is, is the binding that comes with the ski. It is labeled a Sport binding, with a din of 2.5 to 10 which is clearly a low intermidiate binding. No true expert ski would ever come with such a binding and an expert skier would be vary wary in skiing with such a flimsy binding.
Although I'm sure you won't agree with me, I dare say that as a lifellong skier and as a student of the sport I am able to judge quality equipment.
In the Nordica line the Speed Macnine and Hot Rod skis are high level and the Grand Sports are low level.
I'm not sure why you are taking so it personally when I try to tell you these aren't the greatest skis. Denny1969 is also saying this is not a true expert ski. If you are looking to get economiclly priced skis and you don't ski very hard these will be fine but if you want an expert ski look elsewhere.
post #13 of 20
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Eric S View Post
Sorry I am offending you but a clue on the Nordica website as to what the true level of the ski is, is the binding that comes with the ski. It is labeled a Sport binding, with a din of 2.5 to 10 which is clearly a low intermidiate binding. No true expert ski would ever come with such a binding and an expert skier would be vary wary in skiing with such a flimsy binding.
Although I'm sure you won't agree with me, I dare say that as a lifellong skier and as a student of the sport I am able to judge quality equipment.
In the Nordica line the Speed Macnine and Hot Rod skis are high level and the Grand Sports are low level.
I'm not sure why you are taking so it personally when I try to tell you these aren't the greatest skis. Denny1969 is also saying this is not a true expert ski. If you are looking to get economiclly priced skis and you don't ski very hard these will be fine but if you want an expert ski look elsewhere.
Is it a full moon? read slowly.....

I was looking for someone who ACTUALLY skied this ski to begin with.

READ MY FIRST POST!

You need to chill, relax and read the entire thread, it may help you.

Maybe Nordica defines an expert skier different than you and these skis are actual for an expert skier, I don't know.

I was just stating what the web site states. Nordica MAKES the ski if they say it is for an expert than its an expect ski, again if this offends you take it up with them NOT ME!

I don't care what you kind of student of the sport you are or how you judge quality equipment.

HAVE YOU DEMO OR DO YOU OWN THIS SKI?

man what a cluster ****!
post #14 of 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by RedDog View Post
Is it a full moon? read slowly.....

I was looking for someone who ACTUALLY skied this ski to begin with.

READ MY FIRST POST!

You need to chill, relax and read the entire thread, it may help you.

Maybe Nordica defines an expert skier different than you and these skis are actual for an expert skier, I don't know.

I was just stating what the web site states. Nordica MAKES the ski if they say it is for an expert than its an expect ski, again if this offends you take it up with them NOT ME!

I don't care what you kind of student of the sport you are or how you judge quality equipment.

HAVE YOU DEMO OR DO YOU OWN THIS SKI?

man what a cluster ****!
l Hope you get all the info you need and good luck with your quest for new skis, Bye, bye now!
post #15 of 20
Thread Starter 

I ended up buying the Nordica Gransport 14 ski. These bindings are the great, very easy to adjust boot size. It looks to me like these are the same bindings used on most Nordica alpine skis, go figure.

 

At least I won't be dealing with these crappy Fischer RX6 delamination problem over and over. Fischer dealers

 

 


Edited by RedDog - Mon, 02 Feb 09 12:39:18 GMT
post #16 of 20

Hey RedDog, I wish i had seen this sooner. I'm trying to convince a friend to buy these. I've been skiing the GS 12 for two seasons now. I've been skiing for many years and got a good deal on them. I've skied them hard and have no complaints. The Fischer's ski well though. I cant spend $ 7-800. on skiis to abuse them the way we do. For $200 or so you can throw them away and get new ones every few years. Or Not? Enjoy em!

post #17 of 20
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Yeah I agree with you. these are GREAT skis, so much better then my crappy delaminating Fischer RX6 junk.

 

I have used these GS 14 twice now and love them. they are as good if not better than my RX6 crap.

 

Thanks for the information and tell your friend to BUY them. just dont buy Fischer crap. haha!

post #18 of 20

I just got back into skiing after 10 years off two years ago.  I've been renting and demoing for two years now.  I did not have a ton of money budgeted for skis and picked up a pair of Gransport 14's for $200.  I don't have a ton of experience on other ski's, but I have riden K2 Apache Crossfires, a bunch of rentals and a few random demos.

 

While I will not say that the Gransport 14's compare to the K2's they are a very solid Intermediate ski.  Hold a good edge, are VERY stable and are suprisingly responsive in the tip and tail.  They are a tiny bit on the heavy side, but by no means weigh you down.  They don't lock in on a line like a true expert ski, but give you solid direction and just enough forginveness to get yourself in trouble and back out before eatting an icee.

 

If you are interested in a very affordable cruiser, this will fit the bill.  I've been on them a half a dozen times now and have no hesitations or regrets about my decision. 

post #19 of 20
Thread Starter 

Okay I been on these skis (Nordica Gransport 14 ) for almost 2 months now, used at least 8 times. these skis have to be the BEST skis I have ever owned. (period)

 

They are true expert skis, as I been skiing mostly blacks...

 

VERY happy with them!!!

 

post #20 of 20
It's an old thread yes, but I was wondering where you got these for $200.

Also, any updates or additional info you'd like to add regarding these skis?
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