“I felt like Cupid shot me with a Firearrow,” Bills quipped. “I love the way this ski performs in bumps, crud and especially on the groomers.” Lighter weight testers said the ski felt “a bit heavy” but all testers gave the Firearrow 84 EDT top marks for carving and stability. Nordica borrows from race technology with their Evo Energy 2 titanium construction, which includes two sheets of metal, a wood core and a carbon alloy plate (called EDT or efficient dynamic technology—also found in some Nordica boots). The race ski construction, built for stability and edge hold also has an aggressive rockered tip for quick initiation. “This is a contender for Frontside ski of the year,” Gaudet said. “It’s easy to initiate and holds the whole length of the turn.” “Try it at speed because it’s strong and powerful,” Zawacki added.