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Nordica Dobermann GSR RB FDT 2019

Reviewed by PROSKILAB

PROSKILAB™ reviewers comments

The Dobermann GSR RB FDT is a tale in its own right. We can guess that GSR means "Giant Slalom Race", we know that RB means "Racing Bridge" but we're still trying to find what FDT means, although it seems to be linked to the plate which, in this case, is the firm's own "Recoil plate”.

The ski is efficient and responsive. Edge hold is excellent and the Dobermann GSR RB FDT clings to every turn, even at high speed.

After ringing the praises of the skis' qualities, the reviewers nonetheless regretted the lack of accessibility. The ski is both physically and technically demanding and needs to be steered with the right positioning.

Review: Pros

  • Responsive
  • Stable
  • Great speed performance
  • Excellent grip and hold
  • Superb turn initiation

Review: Cons

  • Technically and physically demanding
  • Difficult to get to grips with
  • You need to find the right positioning

The ski review scores

Turn initiation
Stability/turning performance
Short turn performance
Long turn performance
Skid turn performance
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Soft snow fluidity

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Very good+ → Expert

Manufacturer's remarks

Nordica is celebrating the famous Dobermann's 20th anniversary!
It's a good moment for the brand to launch a new line of skis and shoes in partnership with former champions like Kjetil André Aamodt among others, as well as current champions like Felix Neureuther and Dominick Paris!
The new Carbon Race Bridge 2.0 technology and the new core reduce the skis' weight (260 grams/pair in -), add tip to tail power and improve its torsional stability.
The skis are more accessible, while remaining incisive and powerful.
The new "Recoil Power Plate" developed exclusively with Marker is inspired by the World Cup Marker Piston plate.
It doesn't just make energy transmission easier, but it also gives the ski more flexibility.
TECHNOLOGY: sandwich construction, wood core, titanal, carbon race bridge, new Marker interface (exclusive to Nordica)

Features of the Dobermann GSR RB FDT

Brand : Nordica
Model : Dobermann GSR RB FDT
Year : 2019
Family : Giant slalom
Size tested : 180 cm
Tip size : 114 mm
Waist size : 69 mm
Tail size : 97 mm

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in La Clusaz, France, March 2018