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Waist Width: 76
Lengths: 150, 156, 162, 168, 174, 180
The 2017 Nordica GT 76 Ca EVO is a mid-priced, mid-performance model in the new GT series of groomed-snow carvers. Nordica offers two versions of the GT at this quick and edgy waist width (76 mm). While the slightly more expensive GT 76 Ti has full metal reinforcement for a heftier, calmer feel at speed, the GT 76 Ca is reinforced with carbon and glass fibers, for a lighter, livelier feel. As with the Ti version, it's a wood core construction, for durability and responsiveness, with full-height, full-length vertical sidewalls for edge power. It gets a less rugged binding than the Ti, a lightweight 10-DIN. 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).