Pros: front side carver that can handle all conditions
Cons: not a big fat ski, 80 under foot, so it is not as cool for many people.
Ok, let's get realistic. Many skiiers who do lots of days ski more than one ski. I ski two main skis depending on the time of year, snow conditions and what, where I am skiing. The Nordica Fire Arrow is a short turner, great support (not whimpy) and works well in all conditions. Sure a big fat ski will be more stable in soft conditions especially if you are going fast however for packed and harder conditions the Fire Arrow skis excellent. For packed and harder conditions it will slice up the snow and carve trenches. Ofcourse not everyone has the ability to make good carved turns leaving slice marks in the snow but if you can make these turns the ski is loads of fun. The Fire Arrow is a high end ski and can do high end turns. It is my best all around ski. Sure I have a fatter ski for soft conditions ripping but frankly, those conditions do not happen every day for on piste skiing. The Fire Arrow is my everyday ski until those special days when it gets soft. It is my favorite ski in many years. You can see I gave it a very high rating. Value is a 4 because I think all skis are overpriced. My fat ski is great but would not receive as high a rating because it is less versitle and specific to softer conditions. Ski U Later.