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Waist Width: 75
Lengths: 144, 152, 160, 168, 176
The 2017 Nordica GT 75 EVO is the least expensive and least demanding model in the new GT line of narrow-waisted groomed-snow skis from Nordica. It's built for budget-conscious novices who expect to stick to the groomed trails while they master the carved turn. As in the next-model-up GT 78, it's built on a lightweight, economical core-foam reinforced with two wood stringers running side by side full-length-with a soft, forgiving flex. And like the 78, it gets plenty of rocker tip and tail, making it easy to pivot and skid for direction changes and speed control. Nordica's new GT series, which replaces its Firearrow collection, is a six-model collection of narrow-waisted hard-snow carvers aimed at skiers who expect to spend most of their time on groomed runs-or want a narrow ski in the quiver for groomer-day fun between storms. The GTs are designed and sold as systems, with sturdy 12-DIN bindings on the top three models and lighter, more affordable 10-DINs on the lower three models. Waist widths range from 84 mm at the top end down to 75 mm. Target ability and level of performance decrease correspondingly-fatter skis for the experts, narrower and less expensive ones for intermediates and novices. Constructions vary accordingly, from strong and edgy at the top end (GT 84 Ti and GT 80 Ti) to light and soft at the bottom (GT 78, GT 75).