Norse The Freeride

Norse The Freeride
Category: Offpist / Freeride
Level: Advanced
Brand: Norse
Modelyear: 2020
Measure (Tip/Waist/Tail): 133/110/123 mm Turning radius: 24.00 m Weight: 1900 gram (184 cm)
Sizes: 184,192 cm
Price: 1200 $
Manufacturers description
The Freeride is a versatile ski made for bigger mountains and deeper snow. It behaves on piste but it’s not what it’s made for. Despite “only” 110mm under foot it floats like cork due to its unique shape and pronounced rocker. It’s a fantastic combination that allows you to change direction on a dime at the same time as it’s super stable at speed.

The sturdy yet lightweight construction means that you can take this ski everywhere. The right pop and lightness comes from our own developed ash, poplar and balsa wood core. Torsional stiffness with traditional feel comes from double layers of aluminium sheets and triaxial glass fibres combined with the right amount of rubber for vibration dampening.

In contact with the snow we use a high quality sintered base that we permanent impregnate with the original Nanowaxxx treatment. It gives you a waxless base that never needs waxing during the skis lifespan. Further it also hardens the base protecting it better from rock impacts.
Talking about rocks we also utilise a wider 2.0x1.8mm steel edge for increased lifespan and service.

(Official information from Norse)


What do you think about Norse The Freeride?
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11/03/2020
Strenghts:
Where to start? I’ve skied The Freeride 192cm for 10 days in Val d’Isere in pretty much all conditions.

Powder performance is fantastic, the long smooth rocker makes it float great and the tailrocker makes it easy to pivot and slash out fast direction changes. It feels very similar to my former favorite powderski Salomon Rocker 2 but with more stability.
I found myself more often than not ski faster than I usually do and never once did I feel the ski show any sign of instability, I just enjoyed the ride.

On windblown, crud and hardpack the ski was stable, calm and solid. Just like you want a ski to be in those conditions.

One thing that worried me before I tried the ski the first time was a 192cm ski with a mounting point TC -7,5cm. But it feels just perfect.
In some weird way the ski doesn’t feel as long when you ski it in a tight forest when it at the the same time gives you full performance of the length when charging open faces.
Don’t know how that’s possible but the end result is just awesome!

It’s also light enough for touring even though I wouldn’t call it a touring ski.
And it’s pretty fun on groomers when you happen to end up there in between offpist runs.

Weaknesses:
Nothing I've noticed.

Summary:
The Freeride is just what it claims to be, an awesome freeride ski. It handles every type of snow that you can come across outside the slopes.

Norse The Freeride 192 is one of the best skis I’ve ever skied.

Model year: 2020
Riding style: Offpist
Length on the ski: 192 cm
Riders weight: 100 kg
Riders length: 180 cm