2015 Nordica Fire Arrow 76 Ti ski review. OnTheSnow tested this ski as part of its Frontside Category.

“This ski feels like a hybrid slalom/GS ski,” says Stoeger. “I like the way it engages early in the turn.” Testers awarded the Fire Arrow 76 highest marks in the category for carving. “I could feel the whole ski throughout the turn, and it’s really easy to get on edge in short or long turns,” says Bills. The “hybrid” feel comes from a slalom-style rockered tip designed to add maneuverability. Nordica’s race-oriented Evo Energy 2 Titanium construction includes a wood core, two sheets of metal and the power-spreading Evo plate. “Better stay on top of them, but then they’ll turn on a dime,” says Phillips.