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Which to buy: Fischer progressor 900 or Fischer progressor 9+?

post #1 of 7
Thread Starter 

Hi all,

 

Currently I own Fischer progressor 7+ (Model 2010/2011), and thinking about buying more advanced ski model. I am fan of Fischer Skies so two models I have in mind Fischer progressor 9+ (Model 2010/2011) or Fischer progressor 900(model 2011/2012). 

Are these models actually different except obviously they have different name? Currently the difference which I see is about 150 € in price between them. And newly developed DRA (Dual radius system with amplifier?) in 900? What is that DRA is that some kind of Dual Radius System in 9+? 

 

9+: 

The race inspired high-performance ski with a 70 mm waist.

 Sandwich Sidewall Construction with 0.5 double Titanal shell, wood core and Dual Radius System for perfect turn initiation, versatility and edge grip on all terrain.

 

900:

Behind the discreet looks lies high performance. Newly developed DRA (front and rear) on both sides for more stability, better power transfer and even more dynamic turn behaviour, professional technology from racing with Sandwich Sidewall Construction and 0.5 double Titanal shell, Wood Core and 75 mm waist.

 

So the question is: does difference between 9+ and 900 cost 150 €?

 

Thank you for reading :)

post #2 of 7

The sidecut is new for the 900 so it's not clear how the new model will ski compared to the 9+.  If you've not skied the 9+ then that may not matter to you.  I demo'd the 9+ at the end of last season and loved it so much I bought a pair over the summer even though the 900 was coming out.  I didn't want to take a chance that the new sidecut would not be to my liking and not be able to find last year's 9+ to replace it with.

 

No clue about the Amplifier.

post #3 of 7

 

Some review information from Expert Skier:

 

900:

 

This may turn out to be the favorite Progressor. Not as powerful as the 1000 and more lively. More expensive than the 800, but another great skill ski and a superb choice for working instructors and coaches. We really like it.

 

"Much more pop than the 1000, great on ice, lively."

 

 

clean carve: 5
smooth drift: 4
accurate: 5
stability: 5

rebound: 5
quickness: 5
lightness: 4
relaxing: 4

 

9+

 

It would be easy to lament the passing of the RX Fires were it not that the Progressors, now 3 in number, legitimately replace the classics. These all feature Fischer's dual radius sidecut in which the tip has a deeper sidecut than does the body and tail making for, Fischer says, faster tip hook up and turn entry. The truth is that it really works and these are among the quickest fall line carvers available. Not only does the ski carve short radius turns as well as anything else, the longer radius body sidecut enhances the skis ability to hold a longer radius turn, even on hard snow at speed. Anyone who lives on the frontside should take one of these for a test ride.

 

 

clean carve: 5
smooth drift: 4
accurate: 5
stability: 5
rebound: 5
quickness: 5
lightness: 4
relaxing: 4

 

post #4 of 7
Thread Starter 

Thank you for your reply, from the tables you've provided it looks like those 2 models almost similar, I've  also have heard a lot of good words about 9+.

post #5 of 7

If you ski mostly hardpack and ice, get the narrower 9+; if you ski where your skis can sink into the snow a little bit, the newer wider 900 is the better choice.  (personally I would rather have the RC Pro, but that's just me).

post #6 of 7

the new 900 is quite a bit more versatile than the 9+...the 5mm difference in waist width has a significant impact on the skis "all mountain" capability.  I agree with Ghost to some extent, but with twist; if you're looking for a beer league race ski, the 9+ is a better option of the two (RC Pro even better) but if you're looking for an all day, every day driver, get the 900.  I'm skiing in Maine half the time, have my pick of the line up and my everyday ski is the Motive 80 C-Line...even wider than the 900 (80mm vs 75mm) and slightly softer flex...no problem in typical "east coast" conditions.  In previous years I haven't taken the 9+ with me to the hill...too skinny for my tastes...but the 900 came with me to the hill a few times and I found myself grabbing it on a regular basis when skiing with customers...I never did that with the Progressor 9+.  Your Progressor 7 has a 72mm waist...so you'd be going skinnier with the 9+, slightly wider with the 900...and the 900 will have a MUCH better edge hold than your current 7. 

  

post #7 of 7
Thread Starter 

ecpowderhound, Thank you.  Personal opinion someone who already used those skies is very valuable for me. Thank you for your post.

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