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Just bought pair of brand new, year 2000 Fischer RC4 PRO Air Carbon ti skis -

post #1 of 9
Thread Starter 

Hi

 

Can someone help please

 

I just got carried away and bought a pair of 12 year old ( but never used) Fischer RC4 PRO skis (186) - I am a good agressive skier that likes super G fast big carving turns. These skis are only 100 at the tip and 90 at the tail  - but are they any good, or should I sell them on quick ?

 

Nick

post #2 of 9
Thread Starter 

Oh

 

I probably should of added that they have Marker 8.1 SC bindings on them  - also brand new. The exact size of the skis is 186 length, 100, 60, 90mm. My concern is whether they are going to feel like long clumsy planks compared to say a Voikl AC3 Unlimited 170 ? I bought them for approx $170 on EBAY in UK - I intend to use them for for weekend getaways up to Scotland, between now and my 2 weeks in French Alps in January. Scotland is usually hard and icy  - thus why I grabbed what I hope will be a stiff, long pair of skis that hold the edge in fast turns on ice ??

 

Been skiing for 20 years but could never afford skis like these when I was younger ( I think they were $750 dollars back in 2000)

 

rgds

 

Nick

post #3 of 9

You are in for a surprise.

They won't even turn unless you do the right stuff.

Once you get the feel you will find yourself skiing at ticket pulling speeds with complete confidence.

Man up!


Edited by dakine - 11/18/12 at 11:42am
post #4 of 9
Thread Starter 

So there gonna be fast...I thought so. I suppose they can't be any more difficult than the 2m long skinny things I used back in the 90's. The SC seems to stand for Selective control - there is a lever on the front of the bindings that I think means 1  - softer/thicker & slower snow and 3 is blue ice...can't believe it will make much difference, I will just set em' on 10Din and go for it I think. I will get some strange looks with them in the lift queue I think...Luckily you can't get speed tickets in Scotland or in the Alps.
 

post #5 of 9

Volkl did the same thing with its Energy Switch.

You can feel it.

post #6 of 9

Those are actually excellent skis for their intended purpose - gs turns on hard pack groomed trails. The physics haven't changed in 12 years. They are not a particularly user friendly ski, so before you dump them, put some time into learning to use them. I tried them once or twice but did not buy them (they were too still for my 115 lbs). The binding control is similar to one Atomic used - it essentially moves where you are centered on the ski forward or back by a mm or so. I never found it either great or terrible and pretty much left it set, just make sure both skis are set the same.

post #7 of 9
Thread Starter 

Thanks for your help and hospitality Dakine and Vsirin

 

Reassuring words - I think I am gonna keep them, man up and give them a blast. I am not scared of working at it - after all everybody was on hard pack was on thinner skis back then. I am 6ft tall and 191lbs so I think the stiffness should be a benefit. I guess they will feel weird ( harder)  in the same way the first pair of 170cm carving skis felt 'easy'.........

 

Rgds

 

English Nick.

post #8 of 9

Nice!  Be sure to come back and tell us how you get along with them.

 

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post #9 of 9
Thread Starter 

Wow - these things fly ! like being on rails........Theu make my K2 Aftershocksd feel almost artificial  - too easy and loads more drag compared to the fischers
 

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