j.w.vI feel you. It was the only boot I used, and after six years it's quite unfortunate to see it go. It would make sense if they had a successor coming out, but instead they dropped this entire portion of the market. Makes very little sense, as a lot of people really liked what the boot had to offer
Reason being - it didn't fit SO many people, and it was generally ugly as sin.
Nordica brought these and the Hell&Back series boots out in some weird effort to appeal to the market rather than give the market a good boot. The 3 buckle design was an attempt to curb the trend that guys were jumping into FT's and Kryptons Left and right, and offer another option. Too bad the liners were crap, and the rebound in turns was mediocre.
Were they easy to get into? hell yeah, but they should have been marketed as a cheap beginner/intermediate boot to offer old people with shit dorsalflexion, rather than as one for advanced skiers.
The geometry wasn't ever really right and the way they flexed is wrong. Sure, they fit on lots of you guys, but man were they a bitch to work on if they didn't do well out of the box. Sianara ace of spades boots... Nordica is smart for going back to the speed machine (which fits like a classic nordica should... now they just need to bring back the beast and kick that NXT/NRG boot back to the clunker pile)