The Nordica Dobermann Spitfire CA EVO is the last model in the Race range at Nordica. The base for this model is the Spitfire Ti-N P.R. Evo, which is in the same intermediate offering. They both share many concepts and their profiles are identical. However, the inner bits are what make them different. The construction method is almost the same as well as the core. However, there is an important difference in this last part.
The Nordica Dobermann Spitfire CA EVO model does not use a metal sheet in its core. Instead, it has a sheet of carbon fiber that encompasses the reactions from the fiberglass. Contrary to the conventional idea, this mix makes any ski well alive. If the right measure is chosen, the end result is an easy ski with a nice pop, easy to handle and a decent option for those skiers willing to experience lively ski and at the same time wanting to remain in their comfort zone.
The master lines are simple yet effective for the targeted audience. The sizes offered are four and they cover every single person aiming to get their first pair of racing skis. And they are: 152 cm, 160 cm, 168 cm and 176cm. The whole profile is wide, starting at a 120 mm width at the tip, followed by a generous 72 mm at the waist and closing the line a monumental rounded tail of 103.5 mm for the short models. Add two mm at the tip and tail for the long ones. Now, anytime you see a rounded tail ski you should start thinking in skidding. This is the main reason for finding this shape in a Race ski. And this is one of the main reasons these skis are forgiving with those users that still are unskilled.
As for the technologies used, the Nordica Dobermann Spitfire CA EVO displays the typical Nordica Race ones. The Camrock profile, the Evo Energy CA and the Evo CT.
The Camrock profile, in this particular model called “Frontside Camrock, Moderate Race Profile”, is just a light rocker shape. The rocker shape in a traditional camber ski, so called “early rise” when this sort of technology was introduced, added an easier turn entry. If the carving brought easy edge engaging, the rocker is another push in that direction.
Then comes the Evo Energy CA technology, which is the carbon fiber layer we talked about. Instead of a sheet of metal, this model uses one made of carbon fiber, making this ski livelier but controllable and at the same time easy to handle.
Finally we find the Evo CT, which is the binding-plate interface. This particular model is a simple one, but has all the goodies everybody wants from a well-known manufacturer. One of the highlights is the binding adjustment easiness. No tools and no big efforts are needed to adjust this skis to a new boot size. So if you want to share this ski you will be able to do so without the fear of having an adjustment problem. That said, keep in mind you will have to adjust the binding DIN (now you really need a tool) for each individual skiing on these planks.
So, the Nordica Dobermann Spitfire CA EVO is a very good model to introduce ourselves into the racing field while not tackling the gates. That said, trust me on this point: heavy skiers will find a good ally in the Nordica Dobermann Spitfire TI EVO + N PRO P.R. EVO. But the lighter ones, will find it with the Nordica Dobermann Spitfire CA EVO + N ADV P.R. EVO, which is the model reviewed in this article.