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Nordica Fire Arrow 84 Pro (non edt) vs Rossi E83/84 vs Nordica Nrgy 80 vs K2 rictor 82

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I was looking for opinions on which of these would be best on eastern hardpack groomers. :)It seems like all are good at short and medium turns, which is what I enjoy. I was wondering which of these are the most stable at higher speeds. The length im looking for is around 176-178cm. I hate chatter, so I'm trying to get some feedback from those who have skied these. Looking to make a purchase very soon. of course I would love some Kastle mx83's, but that's probably outside the budget unless I can find a great pair of used ones.
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I was wondering which of these are the most stable at higher speeds.

I'm going to unhesitatingly give the nod to the Fire Arrows in this group.  I never quite found their speed limit!

 

Haven't skied the NrGy.  The Rictor is a friendly, do everything ski, but it is not difficult at all to find it's speed limit.

 

I suspect that the NrGy would sit nicely between the Fire Arrow and Rictor in most regards.

 

EDIT:  I just noticed you're interested in the non-EDT Fire Arrow.  I owned the EDT version.


Edited by HRPufnStf - 11/19/14 at 4:21pm
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Firearrow 84 is the best out of the bunch in terms of pure edge grip and energy. Not an easy going ski though.

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I completely agree with the other two who responded. I demoed all of the skis mentioned including the EDT's. They were without question the best "speed" carver of the bunch. ZERO instability at speed. Clocked at 80.6 mph down The Cupp Run at Snowshoe last year and still not at their speed limit. I have not tried to go any faster to find it! You do have to stay on top of this ski. I am of the belief that the Fire Arrow 84 Pro is close but the EDT is just the BOMB! Good luck!

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I completely agree with the other two who responded. I demoed all of the skis mentioned including the EDT's. They were without question the best "speed" carver of the bunch. ZERO instability at speed. Clocked at 80.6 mph down The Cupp Run at Snowshoe last year and still not at their speed limit. I have not tried to go any faster to find it! You do have to stay on top of this ski. I am of the belief that the Fire Arrow 84 Pro is close but the EDT is just the BOMB! Good luck!

OK so now I don't feel so bad at hitting 65 and feeling like the ski was kind of yawning, saying "Really, that's all you've got?"

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No doubt! I freaking love these! I wasn't even trying to hit 80..........This year I am going to see just how fast I can go or so I hope. Had great conditions, hard and fast with no ice, just let them rip with a few turns. Low and behold, faster than I drive my car! Love em!

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I picked up the Elan Amphibio 82 xti last year is it was only ok.   So when Start Hause was blowing out the FA84ETD last summer I picked up a pair.

Much more to my liking with lots of pop and really good edge hold. Nice front side carver for this time of year. 

It even skied ok some deep untracked and in the bumps.

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