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Nordica Steadfast vs NRY 90 in 177 length.

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Anyone tried both of these. I buy my skis used and looking for something with a little rocker. I've got Nordica Vagabonds (love'em for fresh snow) as my powder sky and thinking of something similar for my everyday ski at Big Sky.
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The Steadfast is a much higher strung, stiffer creature in a nice way! Lively, fun, good energy, etc...  The Nrgy is a much more subdued ski... larger sweet spot, but not exactly inspiring levels of 'let's go!'. It's a great ski, but if you want a nice and different compliment to you Vagabonds, I'd say do the Steadfast unless you just like to stand on skis and cruise around. 

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Anyone tried both of these. I buy my skis used and looking for something with a little rocker. I've got Nordica Vagabonds (love'em for fresh snow) as my powder sky and thinking of something similar for my everyday ski at Big Sky.

Hi. I've tried both at 169/170. Owned the NRGy for half a season. Also skied with you at Big Sky. Don't disagree with marko's comments; just adding another note.

The steadfast was too stiff for me in bumps @ 130lbs, but I can see why lots of people liked it. Torsionally firm. Edgy for a 90mm ski. The NRGy is very pliable and will do anything you want except short arc to arc carved turns. It's not a high energy ski. You have to drive it if you want pop. I loved the flex pattern, but apparently in I'm in the minority. Would have liked the ski better with a bit more shape, especially in the tail. I only got rid of them because they had a defect and were warrantied.
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Hi. I've tried both at 169/170. Owned the NRGy for half a season. Also skied with you at Big Sky. Don't disagree with marko's comments; just adding another note.

The steadfast was too stiff for me in bumps @ 130lbs, but I can see why lots of people liked it. Torsionally firm. Edgy for a 90mm ski. The NRGy is very pliable and will do anything you want except short arc to arc carved turns. It's not a high energy ski. You have to drive it if you want pop. I loved the flex pattern, but apparently in I'm in the minority. Would have liked the ski better with a bit more shape, especially in the tail. I only got rid of them because they had a defect and were warrantied.


Works great for lighter skiers though, or heavier 'cruis-ier' types. 

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Hi. I've tried both at 169/170. Owned the NRGy for half a season. Also skied with you at Big Sky. Don't disagree with marko's comments; just adding another note.

The steadfast was too stiff for me in bumps @ 130lbs, but I can see why lots of people liked it. Torsionally firm. Edgy for a 90mm ski. The NRGy is very pliable and will do anything you want except short arc to arc carved turns. It's not a high energy ski. You have to drive it if you want pop. I loved the flex pattern, but apparently in I'm in the minority. Would have liked the ski better with a bit more shape, especially in the tail. I only got rid of them because they had a defect and were warrantied.


I remember -  I was supposedly showing you guys the mountain while you guys were showing me how to ski  :D. We have more gladed skiing than when we skied together plus two improved chairs for next season. Come see us.

 

Your weight in the 169/170 would about equal me in the 177 so I'm likely to have the same overall experience. The Vagabond is a fairly mellow ride. Sounds like the Steadfast may be part of the same "family" but not so similar in temperament.  The NRGy sounds more similar so I may go that way - or jump to the K2 Pinnacle 95 or the Atomic Vantage 95 C. Both the K2 and Atomic have better reviews than the NRGy.

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The Vagabond is in the Nrgy lineage shape, camber, and rise wise.
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I have the Nrgy 90s in 177s and love them. I'm 6 ft and 150 lb so not a large guy. I skied them all last season. Great ski as I was looking for a decent all mountain ski that can do everything I want it to do. I would consider myself and expert skier and the nergys ski great. I would agree that they don't pop as much as I would of liked but they are a fun break from the hand full race skis are. They are the most fun when you really put them into carve and give them all you got. Great ski from hitting the chutes with deep pow to nice groomers. I would call them a jack of all trades. Great RELAXING fun. They will NOT sending you flying out of a carve like a rocket.
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