Skier's Choice Draft Picks
Howie “Hollywood” Henderson
Round 5 – Boot Selection, AT/Sidecountry/Telemark, Pick 6When uphill performance becomes as important as all-day ripping, the Hell&Back Pro from Nordica’s new Sidecountry line shines. Maximum heel retention, rubber insole, full shock eraser, quick release hike/ski mode, and slightly softer flex combine to make these things sweet for everything. The biggest difference is the shell. Instead of a traditional overlap, the shell places more emphasis on lateral stiffness rather than fore and aft. Nordica’s new flex rating for this boot, 14. Think of it as a 130 flex that’s easier to get in and out of. Wider and innovative ski designs are no longer based on race technology, and neither should your boots.
|Description||Nordica’s completely new Sidecountry boots, Hell & Back, are built for down hill performance first but provide features that allow skiers the ability to pursue new adventures into the ever expanding resort sidecountry. The sidecountry movement is the natural evolution of all mountain skiing. Policies and attitudes towards making Resort managed off-piste terrain available to ticketholders is fueling the evolution of all mountain skiing. The backcountry aspirations of the everyday skier is now becoming lift accessible. Nordica’s new Hell and Back Sidecountry skis and boots provide skiers the uphill features they aspire to use without sacrifice to the downhill performance they need.|