Nordica GT 78 EVO (2017)


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Price: $599.00
Year: 2017
Gender: Female
Waist Width: 78
Tip/Tail/Waist: 130-78-108
Lengths: 152, 160, 168, 176

The 2017 Nordica GT 78 EVO is the second-least expensive ski Nordica's new GT line of narrow-waisted groomed-snow specialists. It's a light, forgiving, inexpensive construction aimed at intermediates who stick to the groomed runs. It blends full sidewall underfoot, for edge power, with softer, less edgy, easier-to-manage cap construction tip and tail. A lightweight core-economical foam reinforced with two wood stringers running side by side full-length-gives it a soft, forgiving flex. And Nordica gives it a little extra 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).