Helldorado
Test winner

Nordica Helldorado

Brand
Nordica
Model
Helldorado
Category
Freeride
Manufacturer
Blizzard
Weight
2710 gr
Waist
112.6 mm
Tested length
193 cm
Year
2014

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SFI (Ski Flex Index) 

3
4
6
6
4
Fri Flyt overall rating of Nordica Helldorado:

9 / 10

Flotation:
8 / 10
Turning capabilities:
8 / 10
Stability at speed:
10 / 10
Technical info:
While being the longest ski in the test, Helldorado´s twintip is also among the narrowest. It has a heavy and powerful aluminum sandwich (a full 0.7 with more alu in the upper layer). This is the heaviest ski in the test. The tip angle is very acute (14 degrees) and the skis have no extra bend at the tip - only one radius applies here. It has a normal camber, relatively short taper and a short setback, which gives little difference between the back and front ski, despite a relatively short turning radius. The same length of curvature/rocker in the back ski as in the front.

On snow:
Helldorado is the test's big surprise. A twinfat with a large tip and tail which turns like a dream on any surface. Yes, such an all-surface ski is a rare breed. This makes Helldorado the most stable ski in the test. It charges through chopped powder and floats surprisingly well on groomed slopes. It is an almost symmetrical rocker ski that works surprisingly well.


Helldorado

Technical data:

Measured length
193 cm
Flex (relative stiffness)
SFI 34664
Brand
Nordica
Model
Helldorado
Produced
Austria
Available lengths
177, 185
Contact length
109 cm
Rocker tail
42 cm
Rocker nose
42 cm
Side cut
143 cm
Taper tail
20 cm
Taper tip
30 cm
Setback (true center to narrowest point)
6 cm
Tested mounting point (true center to boot center)
6 cm
Max tail width
135.3 mm
Min waist width
112.6 mm
Max nose width
144.3 mm
Side cut radius
20.5 mR
Width difference nose vs. tail
9 mm
Surface area (one ski)
2355 cm2
Weight
2710 gr
Relative weight
1.15 gr/cm2
Hight tail tip
52 mm
Hight nose tip
60 mm
Angle tail tip
16°
Angle nose tip
14°
Height of camber
3.5 mm

This sequence of numbers indicates stiffness. Each number corresponds to a part of the ski, from tail to tip. 5 equals the average
for this part and length of the ski. Lower values indicate softer skis, higher values stiffer.