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post #31 of 41
That is a steal for sure. To answer the question above, the 09 Nitrous is lighter due to the binding interface being infused in the core. Also not Markers on the 09 but VIST bindings.
post #32 of 41

Nitrous

I just purchased a pair of Nitrous 170's (demos - used) and was wondering if anyone knows the factory tuning settings (base/edge)?

Also, they don't seem to have much of a base structure - - I am most familiar with Nordica's race stock which typically comes (off the shelf) with a well defined base structure. Thought this might be because they are demos ...and wondered if this was different for anyone who bought these skis new?

Thanks
post #33 of 41
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Originally Posted by NashSki View Post
I just purchased a pair of Nitrous 170's (demos - used) and was wondering if anyone knows the factory tuning settings (base/edge)?

Also, they don't seem to have much of a base structure - - I am most familiar with Nordica's race stock which typically comes (off the shelf) with a well defined base structure. Thought this might be because they are demos ...and wondered if this was different for anyone who bought these skis new?

Thanks
Mine had a well defined base structure to them right from the plastic wrap. I can check it right now because they have their summer coat of wax on them. But it did have a structure to it!
post #34 of 41

Is 162 too short in the Nitrous?

I shouldn't have looked at this thread! I was all set to pick up Fischer Red Heats but a good recommendation on the gear discussion board has me looking at the Nitrous. I can get a pair from last year locally for a great price but they're only available in 162. I'm 5'7", currently 180lb but falling fast, and expect to be about 165 by mid-season. Strong Type II, maybe level 8, ski almost exclusively on-piste and at moderate to fast speeds but really struggle in the NH/ME crud.

Would 162 be too short for me? Opinions?

post #35 of 41
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Would 162 be too short for me? Opinions?
Might be. The question is, would a 170 be too long. Not knowing where you ski and what type of skiing you like to do, it's hard to say.

My 2 cents - go for it.
post #36 of 41

Nitrous in 162

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Not knowing where you ski and what type of skiing you like to do, it's hard to say.

My 2 cents - go for it.
Thanks Paul... I ski mostly southern NH with occasional forays up to Sunday River and Sugarloaf in ME, and my skiing style is generally fast and sloppy . I'm going to fence-sit for a few days and then make the call between the Nitrous and the Red Heat. At around $350 brand new, hard to pass up either one!
post #37 of 41
How about a comparison from the Nitrous to the Afterburner? Is the waist width the only difference? Any thoughts?
post #38 of 41
I think Afterburner is to the Nitrous as Jet Fuel is to Top Fuel, ie. no metal/metal. No expert on this however.

bz
post #39 of 41
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I think Afterburner is to the Nitrous as Jet Fuel is to Top Fuel, ie. no metal/metal. No expert on this however.

bz
You're correct, the AF and the Nitrous are the same ski except the AF is 5 mm wider from tip to tail. Same with the JF and TF.
post #40 of 41
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I think they may have changed the binding system but i'm not 100% sure
Previous years were a Marker Binding system, now a Nordica system. My ski tech was of the opinion the marker system may be better, so buy last years for cheap. I did and can hardly wait to give them a go off Lincoln Mtn (Mammoth).
post #41 of 41
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Originally Posted by CrashingElvis View Post
I shouldn't have looked at this thread! I was all set to pick up Fischer Red Heats but a good recommendation on the gear discussion board has me looking at the Nitrous. I can get a pair from last year locally for a great price but they're only available in 162. I'm 5'7", currently 180lb but falling fast, and expect to be about 165 by mid-season. Strong Type II, maybe level 8, ski almost exclusively on-piste and at moderate to fast speeds but really struggle in the NH/ME crud.

Would 162 be too short for me? Opinions?

I'm about your size, 5'8" and 168 lbs, and I ski the Nitrous in 162cm. I think it's a perfect size for my height & weight. I ski in Ontario (Blue Mntn.), VT (Stowe & Jay Peak) and NY (Gore, White Face & Bristol) and I love how versatile this pair of skis truly is! . I can honestly say that you will not be disappointed. Go for it. If you don't like 'em you can dump them on Craiglist, Kijiji or Ebay! Good luck.
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