The TNT is the replacement to the Threat. The Threat was a foam core, price point ski which was not a true twin. The tail was significantly lower then the tip but the skis were actually still quite fun in the park. They were light and soft and I rode a pair for a few months a couple of seasons ago and really enjoyed them.
The TNT is quite a step forward compared to the Threat, they are a full wood core and have a redesigned shape now featuring some slight rocker in the tip and tail. The rocker profile is not like that of the Rocker 100 and is more like early rise. Unlike the NFX they have a cap construction giving a softer overall flex then the NFX.
The only size they had for testing was the 171 which is a little short for me, I would prefer the longer 176 length but I can handle a 171 when I have too.
From the top of the lift was a nice groomer and I had the chance to lay down some turns. The edges hooked up really well, there is a lot more stability then the Threat and I was pushing the skis pretty hard. The flex is certainly softer then the NFX but the pop was still just as good and the skis felt light and easy to move around. The shorter length and the softer tails did make me a little concerned about stability on landings but the skis held up really well and Im sure in a longer length would have been even better.
The softer tails are easier to butter then the NFX and in general the skis are basically a softer more playful version of the NFX. Whereas you would use the NFX on the biggest jumps and jibs the TNT would be more fun in the slower jibs and could make a good urban ski.
Like a few brands are doing, Salomon have kept the price low on the TNT at $399, so the TNT could be a great first ski, however experienced riders will have just as much fun without having to spend a fortune. If you like the idea of the NFX but prefer a softer ski check out the TNT.