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Replacement for Nordica Mach 3 for East Coast skiers, ex racers... any suggestions?

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Thread Starter 
My wife and I are both looking to replace our shot Nordica Mach 3's and need some help. We ski groomers at Killington, Mt Snow, Stratton for a variety of reasons. Both of us are aggressive skiers, her with a collegiate racing background and myself being competitive. I really like my Mach 3's, but she wishes that they had could turn tighter and easier. I'm 6' tall, 210 lbs and ski 170cm skis and she's 5'2, 125 and skis 150cm. I've skied Rossi B2 and found them fun, but not aggressive enough. She overskied the K2 Burning Love's.

Any suggestions as to what we should look at or demo? Budget is tight, so we would probably look to pick up used ones. I'd prefer to start looking at a 1-2 year old model rather than brand new stuff.

Thank you in advance!!!
post #2 of 6

Look at the Fischer Progressor series.

post #3 of 6

Agree on the Fischer Progressors.  Another option is one of the Head Supershapes, however it may be tough to find leftovers at this point.  A third option is a consumer race ski like the Fischer Superior SC and RC.  A bit more demanding and less versatile than the Progressors or Supershapes, but a step up on the groomers.

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Check out the Firearrows from Nordica. the 76 would probably be good for your wife a bit softer and tighter radius. The 84 Pro is straighter and the 84 EDT is both straighter and stiffer.

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Thread Starter 
Thank you for your recommendations. Now we just have to find a place to try them and/or buy them used.
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I second Epic's suggestion of the Fire Arrows.  The 76 would be perfect for your wife, and the 84 Pro would likely suit your size to a T.

 

I had the 84 EDT.  It likes to go REALLY fast, to the point that I found it "shortened" my local Mt. Hood Runs too much (though they were a BLAST at Sun Valley).  They just kept begging me to go faster and straighter.

 

FWIW, I'm near 200 pounds during the ski season.

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