Nordica Vagabond Ski – 2014
The Vagabond is a ripping ski for the traditional, all-mountain skier. That being said, it does stretch the boundaries of “traditional” as it’s the only ski in Nordica’s all-mountain, frontside lineup to have both tip and tail rocker. This subtle rocker eases turn initiation but doesn’t detract from the grip that the Vagabond holds on the hardpack. “Rippable stability in a nutshell,” said one tester. If you like to tear up (and down) the frontside and need a ski that can keep up, this might just be the one.