New to the Nordica freeskiing lineup this season is the super lively El Paco, which one tester described as a “really fun jib stick, soft and really playful.” While jib might be a bit of a misnomer, the El Paco certainly can play its way across the mountain. Early rise in the tip and a unique flex pattern allow you to throw these bad boys around with ease. Yet you can be confident of the ski’s stability at high speeds because of the more traditional camber underfoot and in the tail. Testers found they weren’t the best in powder, so keep these guys locked up on deep days. But for anything else, they work like a dream.
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