Sorry for the belated follow-up on the 69TT howeverl I can say that Nordica support is great. The ski-set screw on the VIST plate would not lock into the ski position, so a quick call to Nordica started a warranty process.
The customer support rep said that them to Any Mountain in Saratoga Ave, San Jose and they would fix them, this came as a little bit of a suprise as I have never seen any Nordica ski at Any Mountain.
Jan 20th off I trot to Any Mountain, they DON"T carry Nordica skis ( because of the amount of returns they had according to Kevin, one of the service staff ). They look at the plate and try to open it with a phillips screwdriver NOT a #3 Posidrive thus rounding the screw, they then take the ski around to the back of the story and return a few minutes later plate in hand.
The issue with plate was that the screw is actually a rivet and holds a bar which moves the locking plate, the screw/rivet did not have enough hold on the bar to move the locking plate pass a small dimple which acts as retaining device, thus the screw just keeps turning
So Kevin the service guy says that I have to paid the shipping to send them off to Nordica, if they determine it's a warranty repair they refund the shipping.
$27.50 later I leave the shop, yesterday I received a call, the replacement plates are in at no charge, skis did not leave the shop so I can have a refund.
I have to say if they had been out of warranty I would have been inclinded to use a sledgehammer on the rivet to tighten it up or us a brass drift to push the locking plate shut.