16.4 /20
Summary
Publisher NeveItalia
Review Skis 2020
Publisher's category Allround Tourism
Brand Nordica
Score 16.4 / 20

Testers' Ratings

The intermediate proposal of the Spitfire range, aimed at Class-3 skiers, fits perfectly with the declared profile and is almost the ideal ski for the reference category. Indeed, it is "very easy and intuitive, really pleasant and stable at any speed" (Giovanni Manfrini), "very fun – you don't even feel it underfoot" (Riccardo Nardelli), a really "excellent [ski], both at low and high speed, very manoeuvrable and therefore very fun – it's the BEST!" exclaims Giordano Magri. This product's great strengths are its excellent cut handling the ski allows for and its almost perfect performance in medium turns, which earned it the "Reviewers' Choice" award for the 2019/20 season. These last characteristics, together with its comfort of use and ease of digging in with the ski edges, are the main aspects that the end user of the ski at this level is looking for and, for the Spitfire Pro FDT, these qualities are among the best in the category. The ski is "well structured" (Rolando Bertolina) and, therefore, it is "very stable on any type of turn, even in sports turns" (Alex Favaro); it is "powerful, really good, excellent on the three turning arcs, even if you push it all the way" (Riccardo Giacomel). What impresses with the Spitfire Pro is the possibility that it offers to ski in perfect cut curves, cleanly and almost never stopping, either with an alternated pace or by constantly using the same turning curve. The terrain has very little effect on its performance; if there's very hard snow, multiple vibrations can be felt, especially in short turns. The Nordica Dobermann Spitfire PRO FDT is the perfect ski both for a Class 3 with excellent physical preparation (the ski is rigid and therefore demanding) and for a Class-4 skier who wants to enjoy themself and slide without thinking too much.

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Behavior

Fits the Profile
4.5 / 5
Stability
3.5 / 5
Edge Grip
4.5 / 5
Comfort
4 / 5
Control
4.5 / 5
Short Turns
4.5 / 5
Medium Turns
3.5 / 5
Large Turns
4 / 5
Manoeuvrability
4 / 5
Impulse
4 / 5

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