sorry for my last review as it was incomplete. this ski puts a smile on my face, theymake small radius turns so easily and are a great ice ski. they also are extremely manageable in the bumps.great ski at a very low price...........
2009 Fischer RX 8 Fire Ski Reviews
Pros: Grip on ice, ease of turning
Cons: sinks in soft snow
These are my favorite skis in the east. I ski these as my primary teaching ski, and they are by far my most fun ski. The short radius does mean that I tend to make a lot of turns, but these are the easiest skis to turn. I tend not to ski these in the early season until I get my legs under me, though, as they tend to induce me to get very energetic. I have two pairs of RX-8's and I will be sadddened if Fischer ever stops making these skis.
Pros: Tight Turn Radius, Good in Bumps, Good on Ice
Cons: 65/66 mm waist is limiting
I have two pairs of these 05/06 and 08/09 (as a replacement for when my original pair dies) in the 165 cm length. Great Eastern skis. These are great on the groomed slopes, in moguls, and even in the glades after the snow has been packed down a bit (not my first choice for fresh snow/powder days--but those are the exception, not the rule where I ski). Very tenacious grip on ice and hard snow. Great in the bumps, except it is possible to twist out of the integrated Tyrolia-made binding (due to the heel release feature) when you reach the trough, plant hard and begin turning up the side of the next mogul. I've had this happen a few times on steep bump slopes in the...(read more)
Pros: Turning radius makes for a fun energized run.
Great, fun ski. Will be looking forward to pushing them harder up north in a week or so.