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Goes down fast and easy.

When you take the Nordica Patron Ski all over the backside and feel how it floats through deep snow, motors over crud, and snakes through trees, you'll be an addict instantly. The Patron has a high rockered tip and tail for pow-slashing and traditional camber underfoot, sandwich construction, and a 113-millimeter waist for quick and powerful turns. The wood and fiberglass core give it a stable and smooth ride when running out a steep face or skinny chute. Perhaps the most versatile of Nordica's Freeski boards, this all-mountain ski will have you hooked but never hungover.

  • CamRock rockered tip and tail
  • Traditional camber underfoot
  • Sandwich construction
  • Energy C wood and fiberglass core
  • 113-millimeter waist
  • Medium-to-large turn radius
  • UHMW sintered Electra Graphite base

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5 5

One of the Best All Mountain Skis

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I have skied the Nordica Patron all season with 30+ days and it is awesome! This ski does it all, it can tear up the groomers when need be, of piste it is incredible. Menuvers quick through trees and is easy to turn, when you need to bust the crud it will preform like a champ. I am a big guy that skis aggressive and fast and this ski can handle anything I throw at it. The way the tip is shaped it cuts any chatter at high speeds. This is one of the best all mountain skis on the market. It is not made for the jib park but can handle the largest of jumps, this is a big mountain ski that needs to be skied hard. The floatation over powder is amazing, the 193 is perfect size for me at 6'1". I would recommend this ski to those who are big mountain skiers who need a all mountain ski.

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Corn, 10-12" powder and firm; skied all this over the last week and loved every minute on my 193s. I'm 6'2" and 200 lbs. and have been skiing on K2 obSETHeds for the last three seasons.
While the K2s did a lot of things well, float was not one of them.
The Patrons do float well, initiate a turn with ease and carve well....and are responsive to input. Only negative is they will wander when straight-lining if you don't keep them "tipped" or on a slight edge. The tip is floppy on firm, but that is just a side affect of the long rocker.
In slush or crud it skis like a GS board. And as far as ease of skiing goes, I just logged 136K vertical feet in 7 days and I'm 59 y.o. My new daily driver has arrived.

3 5

Not my favorite, but has its plus sides.

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I had this ski in a 193, and did not enjoy it as much as other have. Before I talk about the bad stuff, I must say this ski carved groomers very well for a 113 under foot ski. It had a slightly damp yet energetic feel on groomers, but did not translate as well off piste. I may have sized it wrong for what my intentions were though, to be honest. Its a playful ski that's somewhat damp, and is better to size down for jibbing, because sizing up for a charger doesn't really work out well.

This ski was mediocre across the board. Too floppy to charge, and too heavy to play around on the 193. I have the old Moment Bibby Pro in 190, and it's a very similar ski that performs better everywhere except groomers. The patron was rather heavy as well, even for a big ski, and it made you aware. I cant recall any times off piste where I really felt this ski performed well as other one ski quivers, but thats just me.

Giving it three stars, because some people really like this ski. Also, Nordica makes some top-notch, race stock, burly and durable skis that last a long time. This shape however does work well, and the helldorado is a much better ski for someone my weight. Someone light may really enjoy the patron in their appropriate size.