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The Nordica Dobermann Spitfire RB EVO is a bit of a mouthful but would it prove a handful in our review?
Level
Advanced, Expert
Terrain
Piste
Best for
Front-side flyers in touch with their inner ski racer.
Price
£720
Season
2017/18
lengths
156,162,168,174,180
Bindings?
Yes
Playfulness
9
Energy
10
Value
8
Edge hold
10
Stability
9
Turn initiation
10
Overall Score
9
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Rocketing down pistes enjoying the vice-like grip.
Attention seekers that need you switched on at all times.

Sometimes the clue to something's character is right there in the name and Nordica's Dobermann Spitfire piste skis are spot on in that respect.

Power, check. Tech, check. Grace, check. Bite, check. Growl, check. Machine guns.... of course not, they're skis not fighter planes, but Nordica has thought of most other things.

The six-strong range, in which the RB EVO sits in the upper half, utilises a lot of the build and technology that the Italian company developed for the World Cup circuit and their pedigree on piste can be felt clearly.

These are not skis to sit back and enjoy the ride, they're designed to be skied hard and fast with confidence and skill.

Stability is superb and grip in both longs and shorts is ferocious; with five available lengths for the RB EVO from 156-180cm you can tailor your preferred turn radius, from a whippy 13.5m up to a still very workable 17m.

That World Cup build includes a full poplar-beech wood core, with two sheets of titanal metal over the edges, plus Carbon Race Bridge technology in the tip and tail - improving torsional stiffness, stability, power transmission and edge grip.

The RB EVOs are a black and lime streak of super-charged fun, which will lay trenches in hard pack, chunk through crud and chopped-up snow on piste and despite their stiffness are still solid in moguls. Just keep them in the kennels when the soft and deep stuff is falling.