The Radict is a powder ski that will give back for everything you put into it and more. It skis fast and can play around when you want to. The only warning is that you cant get lazy with it, otherwise IT will ski YOU. You have to stay on it and let it know that you're in charge. I'd recommend it for stronger, bigger skiers because of this. I've skied many powder skis, from the EP, to the Hellbent, to the JJ, and countless others. The truth is, they are all great skis. We just need to find the one that matches our style and approach. For me, its the Radict and its ability to rip the face off of the mountain.
Skis FAST! This powder ski stays on top of the snow like nothing I have skied before. At slower speed it cuts through the snow and delivers a playful and responsive ride. But when the trees open up and you find yourself in the open, letting the ski run a bit more. It pops right to the top surface and hauls... allowing for big steady gs like turns in the pow. This being said, the ski is at its best in the open bowls, steep shoots, and overall BIGGER terrain. What is truly amazing is that it rips and actually carves on the groomers.
157-127-146Full wood core sandwich construction, camber underfoot, and a massive amount of rocker in both the tip and tail. The combination of camber underfoot and rocker in the tip and tail give you the best of both worlds, superior flotationin pow and stability on hardpack. But what really sets the Radict apart from other skis in its class, lies within its unique side cut. Where many other powder skis tend to stop the side cut at the contact points where the camber meets the rocker. The Radict continues the side cut beyond this point into the shovel of the ski. Designed to work with the rocker profile, as the ski rolls up onto edge it can maintain more edge contact throughout the length of the ski. This design is what allows the Radict to be such a fast, stable, and controllable ski when carving on the groomers.
It's priced right in the same ballpark as other skis within its class, but provides a ski that does more than just ski deep pow. So yes, the ski is of great value.
Fit is perfect. At 185cm the ski is plenty for the deep pow with its 127mm waist. Mounted true center (a few cm in front of suggested) I still maintain great FOR and AF stability while making the ski a little quicker turning. I'm 5'10" 180lbs, so if your any bigger than I am or take a more BIG mountain approach you may want to mount closer to the suggested mounting position.
The flex pattern of the ski is fairly stiff to allow for a very stable solid feel when skiing at speed, with just enough snap and spring in the tip and tail to give it some playful characteristics in tight trees and variable terrain.
Very solid durability. Skied roughly 30 days on them. Mostly deep pow. Side slipped and uncovered sheer rock, when windblown was thought to be pow. (minor base damage, no edge damage) Hit a few rails and boxes (standard rail marks on base, no edge damage)
The best ski I have ever owned. I ride Blackcomb and the interior of bc 150+ days a year and this is the ski I would choose over all others. I loved the design, everyone wants to ride em after they see me, pow is effortless, crud is eaten up but them, they smash though bumps like tanks, and every MILFin the line up will be surfing the singles line hoping to get on with you. If you don't think you need the fatness, get the ZERO its the Radict but narrower.
Performed great! From just cruising and bullshitting with my buddies to riding with the biggest and baddest out there this ski was at home. Ok it sucks balls jibbing, but you can hit xl jumps and look ultra steezy. I can rip GS turns and feel stable the entire time. They make powder o so easy to play in and I can pop up a few feet outta just powder, hey have that much pop in them.
The 157-127-147 dimensions along with the camber with tip and tail rocker is perfect. The whole construction of the ski is bang on. I have ridden the S7, Bent Chetler, Hellbent, DPS, Foulsom, Surface New Life... and a few others lol and this is the BEST SKI of all, for me, for my type of riding. The top sheets get lots of attention and the bases stand up well to abuse and accept wax well.
Um I do have to admit that I got them pretty much free. They were used by a pro for a while and passed on to me, so I put 90+ days on and had a smile every day. Plus you can literally see chicks getting wet staring at you in the lift line.
I am 5'10" and 185. Perfect size. The rocker at the tip and tail make them feel perfect, very maneuverable in trees and tight sections. I can flick them around easily and do nice tip/tail drags over lilttle rollers. They never feel too long.
This ski is stiff as hell! And it's amazing. I can straight line anything and they never feel "floppy"
My ski had been used by Rory Bushfield as his bitch ski before I got it. They needed about 4 hours of straigh welding, pounding, remounting and grinding before the bases were flat again, make sure your tech uses a good 15 min epoxy when mounting because for some reason they will leak water and puff your bases if you just use glue. The top sheets stand up very well, I took a few chunks out but they were well deserved. I did have a few problems with my edges separating, but that should be put into the abuse box, the bases are quality and are easy to mend along with the edges, wish every manufacturer cared as much as Nordica.