As a Nordica owner, let me say the problem is not the skis, it was the bindings. I chased my skis over 1/4 mile after losing one on the top of Patrolman's chute at Copper. Total Marker fail. Very heavy, poor elasticity and all for the purpose of selling a system.
Phil, what is the current situation with ski and binding systems. Has this run it's course?
Well, now their system skis have VIST bindings. I liked the Markers, VIST is a total deal-breaker for me. The good news Cirque is that now lots of their skis are sold flat, so you can run FKS or whatever flavor binding you like.