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Nordica Hell and Back Skis - Men's - 2012/2013

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Access fields of untouched powder on the Nordica Hell and Back skis.

  • If you love to ski on and off piste, and you occasionally hike for your turns, these skis will move to the front of your lineup
  • 98mm waist offers stable flotation in soft powder and helps you stay above crud and crusty snow
  • Flexible wood and composite core produces a ski that's lightweight and easy to use while hiking, yet provides responsive power on fast descents
  • Nordica Hell and Back skis feature an early rise tip that resists diving into deep snow and makes it easy to initiate turns
  • Tip rocker extends 340 - 400mm from snow contact point depending on ski length
  • Standard camber underfoot enhances maneuverability on groomers and variable snow
  • Large sidecut radius is designed to excel when heading off-piste
  • Requires bindings with wide brakes
  • Base or topsheet color may vary from online photo

Recommended rider weights are a general guideline. Please keep in mind that additional factors can affect which size will best suit your needs. If you have questions regarding ski and snowboard sizing, please contact us at 1-800-426-4840.


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Nordica Hell and Back Skis - Men's - 2012/2013 Specs
Best use
Downhill skiing
All-mountain wide
Groomed and powder
135/98/125 millimeters
17 / 19 / 21 meters
Tip rocker
120 - 165 / 125 - 185 / 150 - 225+ pounds
Ski design
Ski terrain
Ski dimensions
Sidecut radius
Ski camber
Bindings included
Recommended skier weight

Nordica Hell and Back Skis - Men's - 2012/2013

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Nordica Hell and Back Skis - Men's - 2012/2013is rated5.0out of5by1.
Rated5out of5byfromStrong, lively, fast: these skiis rip.I'm 5'10" 160 male very aggressive skiier..I grew up racing and like a ski with a strong side-wall and the ability to hold an edge and rip turns. Most of the skiing I do now is in the back bowls, tree lines, cliff lines, and groomers - I need a ski that I can navigate in no-fall zones and also charge thru the crud with. The Hell N Back is this ski for me. Plus, once I'm back on the groomers heading down to the poma, these things lay and hold a strong edge right thru my turns. They're like a fat version of my GS 185's I skiied, but lighter. I don't know how Nordica did it - I push on these skiis and they push right back at me. I love that. The early-rise is really accomodating for setting turns in tight places, and keeps me afloat in the deep. Other skiis I would consider in this category: Volkl Mantra. I found the Mantra's to be too strong for me (honestly) - my legs were dead after an AM of hard skiing, and I found the metal-top sheet a bit too stiff and unaccomodating for setting tight turns in trees. Hell N Backs have a great balance of strength and response for me. For reference, I have skiied the 2011-12 Hell N Backs mounted with Rossi FKS 155 bindings: Alta, UT Crested Butte, CO Sugarbush, VT Stowe, VT
Date published: 2012-09-06

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