The Nordica Steadfast is the kind of ski that will always be reliable for you no matter what condition you are going to ski on any given day. The 90 mm waist is ample enough for some powder days, but is great for medium to long radius turns on variable snow conditions, and it is one of the best bump skis on the market. Nordicas Energy CA iCore construction has a nice mix of stability for when you feel like blasting long radius turns, and snappiness for when you want to make quick tight turns. Vertical Sidewalls increase the torsional stiffness of the Steadfast and improve the edge hold especially on the ice or firm snow. All Mountain camRock brings the contact point back 25% to give you easier turn initiation, more maneuverability in variable conditions, and more float in the powder. The camber underfoot will give you lots of spring in between turns, and a stable locked in feel on long carves. The Nordica Steadfast makes a great ski for the strong intermediate to expert skier who regularly skis back east or the mid-west, on the groomed and ungroomed terrain but will head out to the Rockies from time to time. Hold your ground with the Nordica Steadfast.
Hi, this is Trey. Just got done riding the Steadfast from Nordica. I'm going to give this ski 4 out of 5 stars. I think that if you like to cruise and you're going to ski the frontside mainly, do some stuff off-piste and in some crud, it's a really good ski. For me, I like something that's a little bit more playful so if you maybe have a race background or you're really into carving big solid turns, this ski is great. It holds really well. Still has enough energy in it to bring it back and forth quickly if you need to. I just prefer something just a little bit more playful.
Hi, I'm Thom and I'm here with the Nordica Steadfast. This guy is 5 out of 5. Super, super fun ski. High energy. Tons of power, tons of edge hold but it doesn't beat you up. It kind of politely tells you, I'm going to explode out of the turn and then does. It's a really unique feel. It's very controlled, very precise but still very powerful and exciting. It's really for your frontside carver that wants something a little wider that's got some off-piste characteristics to it but really, with as mellow as it kind of presents itself, you could put a solid intermediate all the way up through an expert level skier on this and they would have just a fantastic time.
Kyle here. i just got off the Nordica Steadfast. I give this ski a 4 out of 5. It skied really great all over the mountain. It's mostly a groomer ski but if you want to go off trail with it it still has enough girth to get around any kind of off-trail, so like trees, skiing bowls, a little bit of powder and stuff like that. It's really well but on the groomers is really where it shines. It holds an edge really good and rebound in the turns really easy so I really like this ski. Gave it a 4 out of 5.
Hey, it's Hunter here. I just got off the Nordica Hell-and-Back Steadfast and this is for sure a 5 star ski. this is for your all-mountain charger, maybe east coast focus who wants a scalpel. I got silly and stupid on this. I stood on this ski as hard as I could. just took it. No whimpers, no complaints. Great edge hold but it doesn't beat you up when you're not pushing it. A great ski that's deceptively powerful.
Hi, I'm Steve. I just got off the Nordica Steadfast. I give this ski 3.5 out of 5 stars. Of the Hell-and-Back series this was my least favorite of all of them. I actually like the model below this, the Avenger, better. And the model above this I loved even better so I don't really see a strong place for this. It's 90 in the waist but the 98 ski that's above it, the true Hell-and-Back ski, skied actually, I thought, narrower feeling than this one did. So, wasn't my favorite but it's a stable ski for that kind of person who's skiing mostly on hard pack but wants something in a 90 waist in case there's a little snow on that day.
I'm Adam and I was just skiing on the Nordica Steadfast. 5 out of 5. I absolutely loved this ski. It's a great ski for the advanced skier who's going to spend most of their time on-piste but want to venture off a little bit. 90 at the waist so it's got a little bit of waist width, got a little bit rocker and a full sidewall to it so it's really snappy for short quick turns. Holds a great edge on long turns too. If you're looking for a good ski that can take you anywhere, maybe put a tele-binding on it, this would be a good one for ya.
Q: Is this ski comparable, better suited, etc for skiing mostly in the Midwest with few trips out west in comparison to the k2 rictor 90 or Rossi experience 88. I'm a advanced intermediate skins most black out west, but spend most of the time on the front side while out west and do majority of skiing in MN
A:The Nordica Steadfast, with a waist width of 90mm, will be similar to the Experience 88 and Rictor 90 in regards to performance in all conditions. It will be a solid choice for main usage in Mid-West conditions while still being able to dabble in Western terrain as well.
Answered : Oct 03, 2013
By : Dru, Customer Care
Q: Is there any difference between the 2013 model and the 2014 model other than graphics?