A perennial favorite of powder hungry shredders that still want the control and maneuverability of a much narrower ski, the Nordica Patron Skis transition seamlessly from the morning powder rush to afternoon chop thanks to the 113 mm waist and an energy-packed carbon fiber layup. Significant tip and tail rocker keep the Nordica Patron Skis loose and playful in the good stuff, but once on edge, the Hammerhead Nose comes into play, locking you into smooth, G-Force worthy turns back to the chairlift for refills.
Powder CamRock Powder CamRock skis are built to ski powder in ways never before thought possible. With significant rocker in the tip and tail, these skis float effortlessly. By retaining a bit of camber under foot, these are still exceptionally stable and track comfortably in all snow conditions, even hard pack. The very low, broad, “Hammerhead Nose” design maximizes on edge snow contact while reducing unstable tip vibration that is a common in other rockered skis.
Hammerhead Nose Low, broad tip shape that maximizes on edge snow contact while reducing unstable tip vibration.
Energy 2 Carbon Full wood core with two sheets of carbon over the edges. High performance sandwich construction at an affordable price. Confident stability and edge grip with a smooth and forgiving feel.
Prepreg Carbon Two carbon laminates above and below the core.
Polyamide Top Sheet
ABS Sidewalls Helps dampen hard landings while decreasing vibration fatigue.
UHMW Base Ultra High Molecular Weight sintered graphite Gallium base.
We recommend a brake width equal to or at most 15 mm wider than the ski waist width.
|Tip Width (mm)||143||143||143|
|Waist Width (mm)||113||113||113|
|Tail Width (mm)||132||132||132|
|Turning Radius (m)||16.5||18.5||21|
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Comments about Nordica Patron Skis 2016:
I bought this ski as I wanted a fat ski for fat days - I usually use the Volkl Mantras as my all mountain general purpose ski (usually in the back bowls of Whistler). But wow - on the groomers I stuck the Patrons on edge and carved away; so OK they are not slalom skis but the performance on piste was good- way better than I had been expecting. In the deep pow they are very floaty and stable (I took them heli-skiing and they were great) as you would expect. The 3mm camber underfoot makes them responsive and a joy to snap from one turn to the next and as they are light they are maneuverable in the trees and other tight spaces. Since I bought the Patrons I have left the Mantras in the locker and they may be about to be retired. The Patrons can be skied in bounds and heli -skiing - quite an endorsement. Really fast in crud there may be an issue with the soft tip and tail, but I have never gone to a warp factor where this has been a problem, but unless you are pro comp skier or a balls to the wall nutter then you are unlikely to get to the edge of the envelope. The twin tip design and the softness of the tail mean that landings are fairly forgiving. The ski is unchanged for several years, which tells you something about Nordica getting the recipe just right. For me, these skis were pretty much love at first turn and now have built a much deeper relationship with them......