Nordica Hot Rod Modified (2006)

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Rating: / 5
Price: $1075.00
Year: 2006
Level: 3
Gender: Male
Waist Width:
Tip/Tail/Waist: 119/74/104
Lengths:

Stability at speed: 3.50 / 5
Hard snow performance: 3.35 / 5
Crud performance: 3.30 / 5
Forgiveness: 3.40 / 5

The Modified felt so velvety and quiet that even the shortest test length earned high corduroy-carving points. Credit the traditional laminate construction and the X-Balance System, a binding and plate co-built with Marker that distributes pressure evenly throughout the ski.

Props

Huge sweet spot. Damp, but not dead; quick, but not squirrelly.

Gripes

A tad narrow for powder days, but so stable it

Tester's Take

"Like a barracuda knifing through the surf."