Nordica Speed Machine 16.1 (2006)

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Rating: / 5
Price: $1195.00
Year: 2006
Level: 3
Gender: Male
Waist Width:
Tip/Tail/Waist: 114/67/100
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Stability at speed: 3.50 / 5
Hard snow performance: 3.50 / 5
Crud performance: 3.40 / 5
Forgiveness: 2.90 / 5

More metal makes the 16.1 stiffer, heavier, and more stable than the 14.1. It also scored higher marks in the speed category. ??

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Only the strongest skiers will be able to bend the 16.1 enough to make shorter turns. ??

Tester's Take

"Just as there are few cars in the 200-plus-mph class, there are few carvers that feel this balanced and safe at the top end."