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Nordica Hot Rod Afterburner (2009)

Nordica Hot Rod Afterburner (2009)

Though this is the fattest ski in the category, testers were surprised by the Afterburner's superior edge hold on hardpack. Off-piste, its massive shovel blasts through chunder.


The wider platform translates to greater stability and a big sweet spot.


The stiff flex makes it less forgiving than others.

Tester's Take

"I feel the need, the need for speed." -Pete "Maverick" Mitchell

PRICE (MSRP): $1135.00
Product Specifications | How We Test
Bindingwith binding
Rating: Powder Performance3.34 / 5
Rating: Stability at Speed3.40 / 5
Rating: Long Turns3.72 / 5
Rating: Medium Turns3.27 / 5
Rating: Short Turns2.82 / 5
Rating: Maneuverability3.23 / 5
Rating: Hard Snow Grip3.68 / 5
Rating: Crud Performance3.06 / 5
Rating: Corduroy Performance3.68 / 5
Rating: Moguls Performance2.60 / 5
Rating: Forgiveness3.04 / 5
Rating: Average Score3.26 / 5
Rating: Quickness/Bumps3.23 / 5
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