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Nordica Helldorado Skis 2014

One of, if not the most versatile powder skis on the market, the Nordica Helldorado Skis blew testers' minds last year with it's power and versatility. Sporting the same low tip and tail profile and progressive sidecut as the Patron, the Nordica Helldorado takes the Patron chassis and beefs it up with two sheets of titanal, for an incredibly smooth and vibration free ride on any surface - this ski is your friend on 50 MPH outruns through semi-frozen avalanche debris.
Rocker Type
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, “Blunt Nose” design maximizes on edge snow contact while reducing unstable tip vibration that is a common in other rockered skis.
 
Flex
Medium-Stiff - Rides hard and fast down the slopes while still allowing for precise turns and flotation in pow.
Shape
Blunt Nose - Blunt Nose design maximizes on edge snow contact while reducing unstable tip vibration that is common in other rockered skis.
Low Tip and Tail Profile
Core
Ash/Poplar Wood Core
Laminates
Energy 2 Titanium - Offers the highest level of performance with a full wood core from tip to tail and two layers of Titanium extending over the edges. This construction comes directly from the World Cup and provides the most precise flex curve as well as maximum power transmission, torsion resistance, and rebound in all conditions.
 
Sidewalls
ABS Sidewall - Helps dampen hard landings while decreasing vibration fatigue
Base
UHMW sintered graphite Electra Gallium
Binding Compatibility
We recommend a brake width equal to or at most 15 mm wider than the ski waist width.

Specs

  • Terrain: Big Mountain, Powder
    Big Mountain
    Big mountain skis are designed for charging big lines with high speeds and big airs. These skis varry in width from wide, powder-oriented skis for skiing Alaska spines to narrower, mixed condition skis for ripping the beat up headwall at your local mountain. Skis in this category tend to be on the stiffer side, often with more rocker in the tip and less in the tail.
    Powder
    These skis are for the deep days. If you like to find powder stashes at your local resort, go on backcountry missions for the freshest of fresh or heli ski trips to BC, powder skis are what you need to stay afloat. Skis in the powder category are wide and most often have some form of rocker or early rise plus a relatively soft flex. Many powder skis today are versatile enough to handle mixed conditions and harder snow.
  • Ability Level: Advanced-Expert
    Advanced-Expert
    Whether you charge the steepest lines, carve with race-like precision, hit the biggest jumps or halfpipes; advanced to expert level skis/snowboards are for the more aggressive rider. You will often find the addition of layers of metal, carbon, bamboo, or other stringers in these. These features work to make a stiffer ski/snowboard with more power and rebound.
  • Rocker Type: Rocker/Camber/Rocker
    Rocker/Camber/Rocker
    Rocker/Camber/Rocker skis have the playfulness and float of a rockered ski as will as the added edge hold of a cambered ski. The contact points on skis with this profile are closer towards the middle of the ski than a fully cambered ski, but still not underfoot. The cambered midsection provides a longer effective edge on hardpack, increasing edge hold and stability, while the rockered tip and tail provide floatation in deeper snow and allow the ski to initiate and release from turns easier.
  • Turning Radius: Medium
    Medium
    17-22 m radius is best for all-mountain and park & pipe.
  • Core/Laminates: Metal, Wood
  • Tail Type: Full Twin Tip
    Full Twin Tip
    Desinged to allow you to ski backwards, full twin tips are found primarily on park & pipe skis and freestyle powder skis. More and more, we are seeing twin tips on all-mountain skis of all abilities, as it makes it a little easier to get around, and for the most part does not inhibit forward skiing.
  • Ski Awards: 2014 Freeskier Editor's Picks, 2014 Ski Magazine Gold Medal Gear, 2014 Skiing Magazine Official Selection
  • Warranty: 2 Years
Size (cm) 177 185 193
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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