Fans of the Patron take note: The Helldorado is virtually the same ski on steroids. Instead of the weight-reducing combination of wood and strips of lightweight polymer in the Patron, the Helldorado has two layers of Titanal around the wood core and a World Cup construction. Tall testers like Crawford responded positively to the metal layers: "I felt rock solid on this ski after the very first turn. It has the perfect combo of stability and playfulness." Schlopy called it "a beefy ski for beefy skiers. It's not the quickest in tight spots, but a skillful skier will enjoy this ski." Even a lightweight tester like Dittmar commented on the ski’s "great float and easy turn initiation." Nordica’s Powder camRock adds rocker to the tip and tail and a low “hammer head” tip reduces vibration and increases effective edging.