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Nordica Olympia Speed XBS (2008)

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.

Tester's Take

"Like a Z-rated race tire, these carvers are built for cornering." —Katie Deist

PRICE (MSRP): $895.00
Product Specifications | How We Test
Binding with binding
Lengths146, 154, 163, 170
Rating: Powder Performance3.50 / 5
Rating: Stability at Speed3.45 / 5
Rating: Long Turns3.77 / 5
Rating: Medium Turns3.51 / 5
Rating: Short Turns3.25 / 5
Rating: Maneuverability3.25 / 5
Rating: Hard Snow Grip3.38 / 5
Rating: Crud Performance3.50 / 5
Rating: Corduroy Performance3.55 / 5
Rating: Moguls Performance3.25 / 5
Rating: Forgiveness3.25 / 5
Rating: Average Score3.41 / 5
Rating: Quickness/Bumps3.25 / 5
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