Nordica Patron

2012

Mens Big Mountain
Nordica
Price: £479.00
Overall:
Ability Level Lower Advanced Lower Expert Upper Advanced Upper Expert
Sidecut 143-113-132
Turn radius 21 (195)
Lengths 185, 195
Construction Wood fibreglass core
High Rise Camrock Rocker Profile
Strengths Playful, surfs over deep snow, easy to adjust turn shape
Weaknesses Radical shaped nose feels less sure on harder packed conditions

They say

We say

Nordica's previous fat skis used to be pretty stiff, hard charging affairs. The new Patron is focused towards a more surfy feel with a rocker tip and tail and traditional camber underfoot. It feels perfectly set up for riding any off piste conditions. The soft rockered front end handles really well and helps get the start of the turn in action. It feels very safe at speed, easily ripping up crusty or wind affected snow. The binding placement can feel a bit too forward for some skiers, but this is a classic example of the new wave of surfing powder skis.

Tester Comments

Mark Jones
Classic 'New wave' feel, very surfy, incredibly easy to use in powde
Roddy Willis
Very playful, great fun in powder