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Nordica Velvet Ace


Nordica Velvet Ace

$599, skis only

Test length (cm): 170 Shape (mm tip-tail): 120/84/109
Turn radius: 17m @ 170cm Lengths: 149, 156, 163, 170, 177
Comments: Initiates easily, softer flex is silky in soft snow but it chatters when pushed on the groomed; Navena. Capable all-rounder; Joanna.
Verdict: Better choice for younger and improving skiers.

theSKImag ratings
Stability: Turns:  
Liveliness: Short
Versatility: Med
Edge grip: Long
       
Snow:   Skier type:  
Powder Corduroy cruiser
Crud Supertrail carver
Heavy All mt adventurer
Corduroy Powder hunter
Ice Bump tragic
  Park/pipe

 

jim darby/the snow biz
There's a lot to like about ski lifts, and the people who make them.

arnie wilson/from the alps
Life is full of ironies. The Alps got the snow and Russia got the Olympics.

go flip/flip byrnes
Meet the fashion victims; a whole winter world of them.


There's a lot to like about ski lifts, and the people who make them.

Life is full of ironies. The Alps got the snow and Russia got the Olympics.

Meet the fashion victims; a whole winter world of them.