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Ski Test: Nordica GT 76Ti

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Today, the tests are not the most interesting for me in terms of skiing, but interesting in terms of the changes that the manufacturer announced in them. The company of Nordic is personally pretty in many respects for me and I would like their skis to become more widespread and affordable for a larger number of skiers, which so far is not exactly working out. Well, we’re going to check on a test track that they got in a not very loyal state - both cool and harsh for amateur skis.

Nordika's skiing was always not bad: the skis were powerful, tenacious, and stable. They lacked only one thing - universality and loyalty to amateur skating. Somehow their interesting NRGy series did not appear for long, but somehow it strangely disappeared quickly without leaving a trace. But, this year the manufacturer promised to finalize the skis and make them more interesting, and we immediately hoped, although there was no question that the changes would affect the universality in rhythm and comfort of skiing, which I personally would like to add to Nordic skiing.

Ski rental is very pleased. And it was pleased in terms of my expectations from the promised improvements. Skis really became more interesting in terms of variability and versatility both in the rhythm of skiing and in the state of preparedness of the track. Now this is more than skiing not only for hard velveteen and for only one turning radius. Of course, if in one place something was added, then in another, according to the law of conservation of energy, something was killed and the improvements did not become a pleasant bonus to all the advantages that were and in general the whole skiing changed.

In a cut turn, the skis became less stable at speed, less tenacious on a tight track, but it became easier to cut into a small radius allowing them to bend up to 12 meters with their 15 meters of passport radius. The toe has become more elastic and it is now very pleasant and interesting to work in it at the entrance to the turn. It clings well enough, and easily bends under loading. The transition to the middle is smooth without loss of tenacity. The middle is tenacious and tough. With the back, everything is not as good as with the nose and it has a little extra stiffness that is felt when riding in a small radius - it rests a bit and does not want to go to close the arc without giving the desired dynamics or simply slips or flies past the radius. This is not critical because in most of the ranges of turning radii it works fine, but there is such a feature.

In a rolling corner, the skis became more comfortable and more maneuverable, but also significantly less tenacious. But, before, they had a lot of tenacity and so much at the level of amateur skating as if no one ever needed. Again, the grip is not distributed evenly on the ski and there is a lot of it in the middle and a little in the noses, which allows you to precisely control the control while riding while staying in the comfort zone: you need more grip - go to the middle rack and work in the middle, want more comfort - leave gently glide onto your noses and onto them. Backs in this case do not differ in anything heroic, working out purely statistically, but they give control at the end of the turn even then.

There was only one minus left for skis - dynamism. She was not there, so there was no more. Less, too, was gone, which is good, but she wasn’t enough to be considered a strong point of skiing. But, as I wrote and said many times already, do many people at the initial level of skiing need dynamism if not many who call themselves "experts" can get it in skiing? I believe that amateur skiing does not need unnecessary dynamism because it will more likely interfere with skiing than bring pleasure to tourists who are skiing.

Short turn
Long turn
Peak stability at a turn 5 / 13 m.
Dynamic turn radius 3 / 13 m.
Turn radius range 12 - 15 м.
Best piste 5 - 8
Testing condition
Red piste. Hard morning snow and corduroy. Good visibility. One ride test.
Boots: Tecnica Zero G (2017-18) - 110 flex.

To experts, skiing will seem both soft and weak in dynamics. For progress in the technique of skiing will also not be the best option. But for people oriented on comfortable long-term skiing at low and medium speeds for the sake of pleasure, rest and relaxation without ambitions for technology, drive and speed records on the ski tracker can be very interesting. Also, in terms of the combination of skiing qualities, one can safely consider it a worthy option as the first ski.