Nordica Hot Rod Top Fuel XBi (2008)
With a traditional sidewall construction and a binding-plate system that stretches out the balance point (or sweet spot), the power-hungry Top Fuel is the choice for high-speed arcing on groomed snow. Expect some "easy, breezy ripping," said tester Charlotte Moats.
Bomber high-speed stability.
Overpressure the edges and this damp ride will sink. Needs to be muscled into short-swing turns.
"The Top Fuel lets you make minor mistakes and get back in control. They just feel right." —Mike Britt
|Lengths||162, 170, 178, 186|
|Rating: Powder Performance||3.83 / 5|
|Rating: Stability at Speed||3.84 / 5|
|Rating: Long Turns||3.83 / 5|
|Rating: Medium Turns||3.42 / 5|
|Rating: Short Turns||3.01 / 5|
|Rating: Maneuverability||3.24 / 5|
|Rating: Hard Snow Grip||3.26 / 5|
|Rating: Crud Performance||3.83 / 5|
|Rating: Corduroy Performance||3.83 / 5|
|Rating: Moguls Performance||2.78 / 5|
|Rating: Forgiveness||3.48 / 5|
|Rating: Average Score||3.45 / 5|
|Rating: Quickness/Bumps||3.13 / 5|