Nordica El Capo (2013/2014) ReviewAugust 31, 2013
- Great edgehold
- Super stability
- Responsive swingweight
- Mid-range scores for float
- You may want to size up a length
A very fun ski all around, El Capo is a great pick for advanced skiers who want all-terrain options.
One of the top four skis in the big mountain test, Nordica’s El Capo has great edghold and wonderful swingweight, making it easy to set an arc and ride it in all conditions. At least one tester said this was the “hardest charging ski” he tested, while another said “it hammers steeps, bumps and big lines.” It’s also stable and versatile, with a responsiveness that makes it a pleasure to ski just about any line you pick.
A lack of float kept El Capo from hitting the top of this test, as it dove a bit in powder even while performing admirably in the crud. Several of the plankier skis in this test were more confident at high speeds, although they could not match this ski’s all-mountain abilities. A very fun ski all around, El Capo is a great pick for advanced skiers who want all-terrain options.