Nordica Olympia Speed XBS (2008)
Speed junkies and ex-racers will love this ski’s desire to charge. Lightning-fast edge changes earned this ripper a gold medal in overall responsiveness for the category.
It has a lot of torsion but isn’t overpowering; gives you the confidence to hang ’em way out there without the fear of skidding out.
The rigid tip doesn’t like short turns.
"Like a Z-rated race tire, these carvers are built for cornering." —Katie Deist
|Lengths||146, 154, 163, 170|
|Rating: Powder Performance||3.50 / 5|
|Rating: Stability at Speed||3.45 / 5|
|Rating: Long Turns||3.77 / 5|
|Rating: Medium Turns||3.51 / 5|
|Rating: Short Turns||3.25 / 5|
|Rating: Maneuverability||3.25 / 5|
|Rating: Hard Snow Grip||3.38 / 5|
|Rating: Crud Performance||3.50 / 5|
|Rating: Corduroy Performance||3.55 / 5|
|Rating: Moguls Performance||3.25 / 5|
|Rating: Forgiveness||3.25 / 5|
|Rating: Average Score||3.41 / 5|
|Rating: Quickness/Bumps||3.25 / 5|