2022-2023 Nordica Unleashed 98

Ski: 2022-2023 Nordica Unleashed 98, 186 cm

Available Lengths: 168, 174, 180, 186 cm

Blister’s Measured Tip-to-Tail Length (straight-tape pull): 183.6 cm

Stated Weight Per Ski: 2040 grams

Blister’s Measured Weight per Ski: 1938 & 2003 grams

Stated Dimensions: 134-98-123 mm

Blister’s Measured Dimensions: 134.3-97.6-123.4 mm

Stated Sidecut Radius (186 cm): 18.8 meters

Measured Tip & Tail Splay (ski decambered): 73 mm / 57.5 mm

Measured Traditional Camber Underfoot: 3.5 mm

Core Materials: poplar/beech + titanal layer + carbon & fiberglass laminate

Base: sintered 

Factory Recommended Mount Point: -7.3 cm from center; 84.5 cm from tail

Dylan Wood reviews the Nordica Unleashed 98 for Blister
Nordica Unleashed 98 – 22/23 Top Sheet
Review Navigation:  Specs //  First Look //  Rocker Pics

[Editor’s Note: In the interest of getting you information sooner on some of the products we’re reviewing, we’re posting here some of our measured specs and manufacturer details, and will update in the future. Take a look, and let us know in the Comments Section below what questions you’d like us to answer.]

What Nordica says about the Unleashed 98

“Whether slashing pow, ripping bumps, or snaking through the trees, Nordica’s Unleashed 98 is at home anywhere. Built for the modern freeskier, it offers a playful ride without sacrificing performance. To boost your confidence, the Unleashed 98 pairs a wood core with carbon and a sheet of terrain-specific metal. This design enhances edge hold and dampens vibrations for an especially smooth ride. Its rocker profile easily handles any terrain and all conditions and for exceptional response and plenty of pop, the Unleashed 98 sports traditional camber underfoot. Its early rise tip and tail provide floatation on deep days and are at home buttering around the mountain. And thanks to its wide waist, the Unleashed 98 offers tremendous versatility, making it the perfect daily driver. Roam wild and free with Nordica’s Unleashed 98.”

Flex Pattern

Here’s how we’d characterize the flex pattern of the Unleashed 98:

Tips: 6.5
Shovels: 7-8
In Front of Toe Piece: 8.5-9.5
Underfoot: 9.5
Behind the Heel Piece: 9.5-8.5
Tails: 8-7.5

Stay Tuned…

We’re getting some time on the new Nordica Unleashed 98 (as well as the Unleashed 98 W and Unleashed 108) before the season ends here in Mount Crested Butte, so let us know what questions you have about this new ski, and stay tuned for a Flash Review.

2022-2023 Nordica Unleashed 98, BLISTER
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22/23 Top Sheet

8 comments on “2022-2023 Nordica Unleashed 98”

  1. How does this ski compare to the Black Ops 98? They look fairly similar on paper, though the Unleashed looks stiffer near the ends. Interested in them in both all-mountain and in a more freestyle / park context.

  2. Not my ski, but I sure wish the Enforcer 100 had these dimensions, which happen to be almost exactly those of the OG Enforcer.

  3. Looking forward to a deep dive. Please include the holy shred in your comparison as that’s the ski I’ve been on for a couple years now.

  4. Seems like this could be a Goldilocks ski (for me at least!).

    I’m Utah based and I currently ride an enforcer 88 and atris. I’ve been searching for a middle quiver ski – something to take out in light/moderate storms and/or something to use a day or two after a storm when there is still fresh snow about, primarily in trees and bumps.

    I’ve been looking at a Wailer 100 RP, enforcer 100, rustler 10 but none seem quite right. As I understand it, the unleashed is replacing the soul rider, but I don’t really ride park or butter or anything like that, so with that part of the design in mind, how well would the unleashed fit as a versatile all mountain ski, park performance aside.


  5. –> DB Cooper: I’m hesitant to give advice as I am no expert, but have you tried the E104 Free? I’m coming off the E100 OG and also found that the Rustler 10 didn’t quite seem right (I liked it but it didn’t feel ‘familiar’). I ended up really liking the E104 Free, which the Blister guys have said would appeal to those who liked the E100 OG – and they were spot on with that recommendation. I also don’t ride park, just general all mountain skiing. I found it surprisingly good in the bumps FWIW.

  6. The Unleashed 98 & 108 are as the the Soul Riders & The Enforcers had a baby! This is a super versatile ski. You do not need to be a park skier to enjoy this stick. I’ve skied the Soul Riders since the beginning and my quiver also includes enforcers. I skied this ski in Mammoth last month. You can look at this ski one of two ways. 1. The Soul Rider has been a “playful all mountain stick, that allows you to turn the mountain into your personal terrain park.” But it did have a speed limit. Now there is no speed limit. Or 2. The Enforcer has been the “best all around ski” for the last few years running. See all the reviews. But, it has two sheets of metal in it, which some people would say is fatiguing and not as playful as other skis in this category. Now there is playfulness.
    This ski is the perfect blend of dampness & playfulness, Nordica is leading the way again, and I’m sure everyone will follow…again ;).

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