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48 skis tested by professionals

Ski Review 2014



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Type of ski : Giant slalom
Testers' ChoiceRecommended by our reviewers!
As an excellent compromise between performance and accessibility, the Nordica Dobermann Evo GS R EDT was our "Testers' Choice" in this category. It is highly recommended for good to expert skiers, or for beginner Giant Slalomers looking for a powerful tool to "carve up" the slopes, but without constant physical engagement.

Liked: The Nordica Dobermann GSR Evo amazed our testers! They found the ski to be remarkably lively and incisive. Turn initiation was practically instantaneo...

Disliked: There was a slight decline in performance compared to some of the other tested models with more of a racing profile (e.g., Dynastar, Fisher,...)....

Nordica DOBERMANN SLR EVO [click]
Type of ski : Slalom
Testers' ChoiceRecommended by our reviewers!
A very well-balanced ski, and a "Testers' Choice", the Nordica Dobermann SLR Evo delivers an unbeatable combination of performance, accessibility and pleasure. We would recommend this ski for good to excellent skiers (or beginner-level slalomers) looking for a capable ski that is nevertheless pleasant underfoot, versatile and fun to ride.

Liked: The Nordica Dobermann SLR Evo is a well-balanced ski that delivers good performance, is tolerant and has good rebound. It is lively, with good grip in...

Disliked: The Dobermann requires attention and performs better when skied forward, which implies a solid technical skill set. ...

Nordica Hell & Back [click]
Type of ski : All Mountain 50/50

The Hell & Back is a very good ski, but its extreme rigidity lost it points in view of our reviewers' physical stature. It's a good choice though for heavier, athletic skiers (> 85kg) who want a fast and dynamic mixed piste/freeride ski.

Liked: The Hell & Back is a dynamic and athletic ski. Its bite makes for a particularly pleasant experience on the slopes, where it displayed amazing grip an...

Disliked: On the other hand, the ski is pretty rigid and relatively unforgiving, meaning it requires a certain degree of physical prowess. Off-piste, it ten...

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