Nordica Olympia Victory (2007)

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Rating: / 5
Price: $895.00
Year: 2007
Level: 3
Gender: Female
Waist Width:
Tip/Tail/Waist: 119/74/104
Lengths: 146, 154, 162, 170, 178

Stability at speed: 4.07 / 5
Hard snow performance: 3.90 / 5
Crud performance: 3.90 / 5
Forgiveness: 3.89 / 5

Like the Olympia Speed (see Frontside Expert reviews, page 97), the Victory employs the unique X-Balance binding system, two under-boot cantilevers to help distribute your weight evenly from tip to tail. The result is superb edge hold and a forgiving nature. Fat tips engage quickly, turns hold strong. gripes: Testers wanted a bit more girth for float. props: Snappy tails for end-of-turn pop. tester’s take: "Like a yogi: firm and strong for the hard stuff yet flexible for all kinds of maneuvers." —Karen Nestor