Vagabond

Nordica Vagabond

Brand
Nordica
Model
Vagabond
Category
Touring
Weight
2320 gr
Waist
108.8 mm
Tested length
195 cm
Year
2014

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SFI (Ski Flex Index) 

3
4
6
5
4
Fri Flyt overall rating of Nordica Vagabond:

8 / 10

Hard snow:
8 / 10
Soft snow:
9 / 10
Weight:
5 / 10
Technical info:
Nordica Vagabond is by far the heaviest ski in the test, and there is nothing about this construction which suggests that it is designed for ski touring purposes. It has a sandwich fibreglass construction, with low rocker at both ends. The tip is low. A short, symmetrical taper and the narrow front and back ski, make the sidecut a little shorter and take away unnecessary width at the tips. The turning radius is long on this ski, but with a shorter length you will get a shorter radius.

On snow:
This is a freeride ski with a long radius. It can be used for ski touring as well, of course, as long as you are ready for the ascent. The absorption and stableness at speed surpasses any ski in this test (with the exception of Blizzard). Judging only by maneuverability, this would be one of the top skis. However, it requires a bit of space and a certain type of skier. Due to the weight it doesn’t quite make it compared to the other ski touring models.


Vagabond

Technical data:

Measured length
195 cm
Flex (relative stiffness)
SFI 34654
Brand
Nordica
Model
Vagabond
Produced
Austria
Available lengths
169, 177, 185
Contact length
129 cm
Rocker tail
24 cm
Rocker nose
42 cm
Side cut
153 cm
Taper tail
20 cm
Taper tip
22 cm
Setback (true center to narrowest point)
13 cm
Tested mounting point (true center to boot center)
9 cm
Max tail width
124.6 mm
Min waist width
108.8 mm
Max nose width
136.4 mm
Side cut radius
30.1 mR
Width difference nose vs. tail
11.8 mm
Surface area (one ski)
2257 cm2
Weight
2320 gr
Relative weight
1.03 gr/cm2
Hight tail tip
17 mm
Hight nose tip
43 mm
Angle tail tip
16°
Angle nose tip
30°
Height of camber
8 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.