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2016 Nordica Fire Arrow 80 ti??? Any one ski it? How does it compare to previous models?

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2016 Nordica Fire Arrow 80 ti says it has 2 sheets of metal.  Previous Fire Arrow 80 ti had one sheet of metal and they made the Pro version with 2 sheets of metal.  Do they plan on coming out later with a Pro version?  I have previous blue Nordica Fire Arrow 80 Pro's and was curious how the new model stacks up in performance.

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Everything changes after this season.  The Fire Arrow is being re-done and the new version is called GT.  There will be an 84, 80 and 76(IIRC).  The Titanal sheet or sheets will be milled out like the NRGy series.  There is no EDT designation so that tech is gone.  I have a FA84 EDT and it is the best frontside ski I've ever owned, as well as the most demanding.  I fear the new skis will not be comparable at all.  

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I tried 84edt but don't think my style or injuries matched with that square tip shape.  I like to ski with aggressive massive edges and felt at odds on that that tip plus it felt like it wanted to plow the more aggressive I got on that ski throwing it way out there.  It could be related to my injuries some but 84edt felt best with more upright stance to avoid its tip.  I like aggressive tips that will bite and want to suck you into a turn and I can adapt to most skis but felt at odds on 84edt.  I will admit the 84edt is an insane power house ride with tons of grip to spare but I just wish it had more rounded tip.       

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The 84EDT is a demanding ski. But, if skied correctly it provides an exhilerating ride. Fore-aft balance is incredibly important. The new GT series all have more rounded tips so you make like one of them, but I doubt any of them will compare to the FA 84EDT.
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Time to grab an 84EDT to hoard, and replace my current 4 (?) year old pair when it's time.  On win a million - will miss it. 

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I just ordered the '16 FA 80 Ti in a 174. Haven't demoed it, but am excited to try it out.

I'm not looking for the utmost in carving (got some Nordica FIS SLs and Dobermann GSR cheaters for that), but want an all-rounder that can carve, chew up the crud, and steer through the bumps.

I won't be able to compare it to the older FireArrows, but can post up some impressions once I get them if anyone is interested.
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