Nordica Olympia Speed XBS (2008)

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Rating: / 5
Price: $895.00
Year: 2008
Level: 3
Gender: Female
Waist Width:
Tip/Tail/Waist: 116/70/102
Lengths: 146, 154, 163, 170

Stability at speed: 3.45 / 5
Hard snow performance: 3.38 / 5
Crud performance: 3.50 / 5
Forgiveness: 3.25 / 5

Speed junkies and ex-racers will love this ski’s desire to charge. Lightning-fast edge changes earned this ripper a gold medal in overall responsiveness for the category.

Props

It has a lot of torsion but isn’t overpowering; gives you the confidence to hang ’em way out there without the fear of skidding out.

Gripes

The rigid tip doesn’t like short turns.

Tester's Take

"Like a Z-rated race tire, these carvers are built for cornering." —Katie Deist