Nordica Men's Hot Rod Nitrous CA Ski w/ N EXP 2S XBI CT Binding:
Did you ever watch how some experienced skiers have great form on the groomed but go all stiff and rigid in the crud and broken snow? Ski instruction can offer some solutions, but sometimes you just need the smooth and reliable performance of an advanced ski like Nordica's Hot Rod Nitrous CA with integrated N EXP 2S XBI CT binding. Unlike other all-mountain skis that are weighted down with vibration-dampening devices, the Nordica's Hot Rod Nitrous CA is light, lively and completely predictable in the transitions between groomers, hardpack, broken crud and light powder. The Nordica Hot Rod Nitrous CA ski features a 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 Nitrous 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. 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 Nitrous CA 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.