I'm a 71 kg (156 lbs) / 171 cm (5'6") active alpine skier from a Nordic country who was just about to buy a shiny new Fischer RC4 WC SC / 160 cm pair but after reading few past threads about SC vs SL decided to check whether anyone has opinion or experiences on this year's SC / SL skis.
Background: I've already ruled out Fischer Progressor (not stiff enough for my taste and in general I clearly felt those skis are simply "not for me"). I also tested Superrace SC and although its radius was 13 m (at 160 cm) I had the same issue with them as with some comparable Atomics in this category: it felt like the ski doesn't work well unless you adapt your skiing to the radius. Could be because of how I ski somehow but nevertheless that was my personal impression so it's pretty clear that I wouldn't want to buy such skiis.
I was very pleased with WC SC and although its radius 11 m (at 160 cm) sounded initially suspicious, I found the ski being much more versatile than the Superrace SC. I was simply able to ski better with WC SC and in general already after few runs felt that these are the skis I want to ski with. WC SCs required a bit more muscles than Superrace SCs but that was/is not an issue for me, I go to gym every week of the year to keep my legs in fit for skiing and in general enjoy the feeling near the end of the day that I've given everything I've got.
So why the heck I'm posting here if I was so happy with Fischer RC4 WC SC that I almost bought them already? Well, I read a review from an old local magazine and found the old threads in this forum where - surprisingly to me - it was commented that WC SL would, in fact, be even more versatile than WC SC! Unfortunately, around here there are not SL skis available to rent so I'd need to buy them without testing. Which is something I won't do slightly.
Thus I'm asking whether someone has tested these same skiis I'm writing about and has some hints for me, should I be happy with WC SC or take a slight risk and go for WC SL? And if WC SL, would the medium or stiff would be better choice for a skier like me based on above? Price difference for these seems not to be significant.
Here are few quick links to skiis I'm talking about:
And the past SC vs SL threads I checked were: