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Just re-read your initial post... similar situation here being offered a pair of the 84 EDTs for a pretty insane price (under $600, they were skied on once... well, twice, the 2nd time by me). I almost pulled the trigger but ultimately I want a shorter turning radius. I still want that ski though, It was so much fun. If I had enough money to have more than one pair of skis it would have been a no-brainer. I was hoping the 76ti would have the same kind of excitement with a shorter turning radius but I personally didn't get that. Compared to the 84 EDT I found it to be squirrely, not very stable with even a moderate amount of speed, and the edge grip wasn't anything to write home about. After just a few runs I left and drove back to the demo shop to get a different ski. Compared to the FA 84 EDT the 76ti felt like it was in a different (lower) class of performance (opinion of course).

 

Enjoy your new FAs!

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I just picked up the 2015 firearrow 84 edt in the 176 cm length. I don't think spending more time on the v werks is goingto make a difference. I wanted to try the 76ti bbut I purchased the 84 edt for less than they offered the 76ti.
Sweet!
Make sure you can slide them- sideslip on firm snow. Meaning bases are flat. Tune edges to 0.75-1 deg base, 3 deg side and let 'em rip. That's a really good ski.
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Skied them at copper on Tuesday and they were much better than the shops old demo skis. I'm guessing it was the tune. I wanted to ski them once before I had them tuned. I want to try a .05 and 3 tune or .75 and 3
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For the west, 1/3 max... 1/2 will still ski great.
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Skied them at copper on Tuesday and they were much better than the shops old demo skis. I'm guessing it was the tune. I wanted to ski them once before I had them tuned. I want to try a .05 and 3 tune or .75 and 3

I'd like to try the .5/ base bevel myself.  Lately I've been skiing some skis here in CO @ .7/3 and .7/2.  One can notice the .7/ compared to 1/ as slightly quicker turn initiation/response that's fun on piste or off.  It works well with both the /3 and the /2, in my experience.  An added benefit is that it lasts longer, in a way: it's added insurance against the inevitable wear and tear to the base edges that lead to a greater than 1 base bevel and eventual need for a base flattening/tuning.  

 

My experience is probably similar to markojp with regard to /3 and /2 side edge bevels, both being great for the West/CO, to me: though some folks on Epic have told me I'd really like /4 side bevel too, probably on groomer skis, but also on more versatile and slalom-type skis.  At some point I plan to try the /4 and see for myself!

(Note: 0/0 is probably what I have the most experience with!) :) 

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