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Nordica Patron (2012)

Patron

Nordica

2012

Gold Medal Gear

rating3.34

price$899

Ratings
Stability At Speed: 
3.57 / 5
Hard Snow Performance: 
2.04 / 5
Crud Performance: 
3.57 / 5
Forgiveness: 
3.64 / 5
Quickness: 
2.87 / 5
Balance of Skill: 
3.43 / 5
Overall: 
3.34 / 5
Flotation: 
3.89 / 5
Rebound Energy: 
3.36 / 5

YEAR2011/2012

WAIST WIDTH113mm

TIP/TAIL/WAIST143-113-132

LEVELAdvanced

LENGTHS185

MSRP: $899.00
RATING: 3.34 / 5

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"Playful" isn't what you expect from a ski this big, but the metal-free Patron is astonishingly light and snappy (No. 1 in Rebound) without-and this is the surprising part-any undue sacrifice of stability (No. 4). Credit the low profile of the rockered tip. It looks like a downhill race ski tip, and at first it's a bit unnerving. Will it dive in powder? Spear itself into the backside of a cruddy bump? No to both, and the low tip puts more edge on the snow when the ski is flexed. So let it run, but don't be afraid of tight spots, either. "It has a feeling of agility that sets it apart from the pack," said Gleason.

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