Do you own short carving skis and long, rockered fats? Do you tip and rip? Are your pants at least a little baggy? Then the new Firearrow is for you. The three-piece shell design and rigid carbon EDT bootboard maximize the lateral movements of modern skiing to deliver massive edge power, and testers liked the way the 45-degree instep buckle optimized heel retention. *The stiffest rating in Nordica's proprietary flex index. Notes: 3-piece shell design with tall medial/lateral flanges on lower cabrio boot for lateral power, 45-degree buckle strap at boot throat maximizes closure in 3-buckle designi, EDT bootboard technology utilizes carbon fiber to beef up stability on edge, adjustable progressive flex allows for two-position stiffness without affecting cuff alignment, polyurethane replaceable soles provide additional hiking grip.