Nordica Men's Hot Rod Pro JetFuel CA Ski w/ N EXP 2S XBI CT Binding:
Tweaked and refined with a new range of lengths, the Nordica Hot Rod Jet Fuel CA ski lives up to its name with amazing speed, nimble grace and good stability for experts and advanced skiers. While some all-mountain skis are heavy with dampening features, the Nordica Hot Rod Jet Fuel CA feels lighter (some would say livelier) than some all-mountain skis made by other ski manufacturers. It busts crud with abandon, rips groomers and does wonderfully wide GS turns in powder, but unless you're an expert skier, you might be a little unsettled by the lively behavior when the Hot Rod Jet Fuel CA starts gaining velocity. The Hot Rod Jet Fuel CA ski offers Nordica's XBI (X Balance Integrated) binding interface that transmits consistent pressure in a smooth ski flex from your boots to the ski edges for improved stability, balance and control. Extra heel pressure from the back of the ski is transferred through the XBI system interface to the area in front of the binding, redistributing your skiing power unlike anything else available on the market, and this can help correct balance errors where you're either too far forward or too far back over the ski. The result of XBI is something Nordica calls "glued to the snow" but we like to think of it as excellent edge hold. In fact, with the flex of the ski it's possible to establish tip-to-tail edge hold on smooth snow surfaces, so you always turn where and when you're ready. This version of the Hot Rod Pro Jet Fuel CA includes Nordica's integrated N EXP 2S XBI CT binding. It's an upscale performance binding design that's ideal for all-mountain and racing applications. The N EXP 2S XBI CT binding features a new two-spring control toe feature that optimizes boot hold in a lateral position with the main spring, while keeping the boot vertically in position through a second spring located in the lower part of the toe piece. This two-spring design averts potential unintended releases while you're skiing, but still facilitates binding release during a twisting fall. If you need a fast, expert-oriented all-mountain ski that's lively and great for a range of conditions, the Nordica Hot Rod Jet Fuel CA is one of the best you can ride this season. One important note: In previous skiing magazine reviews, the feedback on this ski's performance varied depending on which ski lengths the testers and editors tested, so keep length in mind and match the appropriate sized Hot Rod Jet Fuel to your skiing preferences. In case you need specific data, we included the turn radius data for all sizes because of the significant differences in characteristics.