Big mountain powder ski that's about to give you a hell of a ride.
To calm your pounding heart you look down to the Nordica Helldorado Ski and reassure your nerves that this versatile big-mountain powder ski is about to give you the ride of your life. Suddenly the helicopter swoops back into view and on the count of three you drop into a steep, massive couloir and make two giant turns before straightlining out into a flume of powder. Designed to rip the gnarliest terrain, the Helldorado features a High-Rise profile and two layers of Titanal that gives you the float and stability to conquer anything the mountain has to offer.
- High Rise profile consists of a rockered tip and tail and a bit of camber underfoot so you can float through pow, plow through heavy afternoon crud, and rip groomers down to the tram line
- Low tip and tail mass helps prevent ski vibration due to lack of snow surface contact
- A full wood core from tip to tail provides super-precise flex curve
- Two layers of titanium over the edges offer maximum power transmission, torsional resistance, and rebound in all conditions
- Titanium layers stiffen the skis, provide stability, and make the Helldorado one of the most stable high-rise rockered skis to date
- Vertical sidewall construction for durability and precise performance with a direct transfer of power down through the ski
- 113mm waist supplies a versatile ski for deep days, variable conditions, and hardpack
- Progressive sidecut helps to eliminate chattering or vibration issues
- UHMW sintered Electra Gallium base includes carbon black and graphite that increases electrical and thermal conductivity, which reduces friction that leads to speed-robbing suction, drag, and static build-up that attracts and holds dirt and pollutants on the base
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Will the Marker Jester Pro 110 fit these with a little twist of the break?
Yeah, a good shop tech can bend 110 brakes to 115ish mm. It has been done for me in the past.
Thank you, I thought as much. They are a great binding and currently a great price.
Me & my brother ski Jackson Hole, he has these skis & has stated these are the perfect rockered tip/tail skis to rip a place like Teton Pass & Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. He also has 192 Bentchentlers from last '11-'12 season, & like these a little more for everyday conditions.
I could not ask for a better ski to use every day.
Except for a week in February when I was demoing some El Capos, and a few days when there's been enough fresh snow at the Bird to bust out my Bushy Waynes, the Helldorados have been my go to ski everyday. That's 80+ days I've had to learn just how to bend and turn them, how to make them pop just right and let them carve long, smooth turns through any kind of snow. If I could have only one ski forever, it would be the 193 Helldorado.
I love how the metal layers and full wood core dampen choppy conditions and smooth out my ride. I love the "hammerhead" and the "low rise camrock" in the tips and tail, that, with more angulation in your turn, puts you right on the rails making for roller coaster like arcs. Then, when you get them into trees or billy-goat terrain, you can make tight, nimble turns and smear them easily.
The more you put into this ski, the more you get back. The Helldos love speed and they will let you go as fast as you want.
I have mine mounted at 3cm behind center and love 'em. If you like to lean forward when you ski, then the traditional mount at 5cm behind center would be a good choice, too.
Anyone skiing the Helldorado tele? If so, where did you mount them?.
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Hand's down the Helldorado is the most amazing ski I have ever been on. If you are out west looking for a one quiver ski, this is it. It charges deep powder lines, stays firm and solid at speed through crud, and can keep up with GS ski's on the groomers. Easy to scrub speed and butter it when needed, and instill's a confidence in your riding that is scary.
The only downside I could find is that since these likes to ski fast and hard, they can wear you out quickly if you're not ready to handle it. These ski's also like to be driven, and if caught off guard or in the back seat they will take you for a ride. FWIW, I'm 6'4" and 265lb skiing on the 193's. Instagram: @aayyy_mac
- Gender: Female
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I definitely had my doubts on this ski since Nordica added rocker, but it's still an incredibly versatile and fun ride! I've skied the previous versions of this ski for the past 5 years and couldn't be more in love with them so I was pleased to find that the rocker just helped them float better while maintaining excellent edge grip, stability, and snow feel. They do seem to ski shorter now with the added rocker. I have been skiing a 185 in the Girish but I skied the 193 in the Helldorado and it felt similar. I find them to be super nimble and responsive on groomers, in crud, and in pow. Don't let the 113 waist width make you think that this ski won't ski well on groomers- it's actually amazing on hard pack and corduroy (and yes, it does make small radius turns). My Nordicas the past few years have also been bombproof- the bases are super durable and despite landing on/skiing over may rocks I've never had a pair delam, bend, or an edge blow. Any aggressive all mountain or big mountain skier looking for a stable and versatile ski should definitely check out the Helldorado.
Blizzard Bodacious or Nordica Helldorado?
If you can get the Hells in your size, make a move. Nordica is apparently sold out. I'm 6' and 150 lbs and I got the 193's. It's a really nice ski.
Helldorado! I had the opportunity to ski the 193's in the worst of conditions and snowbird last spring. Wet super heavy crude and they skis charged right throught it! These are going to be my main ski this season.
Bonus points for anyone who gets that song reference. Funny thing is, the band that I took that line from does represent the Nordica Helldorado Ski very well as it does one thing and one thing only, CHARGE. This is not a joke, this ski is only comfortable at mach 3 as Nordica basically took their race construction and gave it a big-mountain freeride makeover. Any chatter once this sucker gets speed is blurred out and turns just rail as well.
A few things to point out though. If you are looking for anything less than a race ski feel in every way, don't go this way. The float is also feeling a bit lacking in comparison to skis that are of similar width to the Helldorado. The one other thing is that the long turn is key with this ski. Short turns will not come easy at all.