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post #1 of 13
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Does anybody have any info on these skis? I had bought them in the early/mid 90s I really liked them as a kid but I can't find any information about them.

Thank you!
 

 

post #2 of 13
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Bump!

Nobody? really? come on guys it's summer! I know some of you can figure it out! yahoo.gif

post #3 of 13
Is the entire name shown? It's not "carve plus" or "tour plus", just plus?
post #4 of 13
Thread Starter 
yes, it's just RCX plus
post #5 of 13
Maybe it's a "ski package" ski?
post #6 of 13
Thread Starter 

what do you mean?

post #7 of 13
Really you need to wait to hear from Phil. Those things are practically pre-Mosaic, so not a lot out there about them. However, most of the RCX skis seem to have a descriptive word to go along with the RCX. The fact that they don't could mean that they were sold as part of a package if where you got them was a big retailer like Sports Authority. On the other hand, the ski looks familiar to me, so I'm surprised I can't find pictures of it yet.
post #8 of 13
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No big retail chain, they were bought from a small mountain shop in the alps. 

as a time frame reference these should be pretty close

post #9 of 13

Oh...Interesting.  I'd come across some pages where the whole text was German.  Maybe only sold in Europe?  Will keep looking.

post #10 of 13
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could be! I've looked for years without finding any info th_dunno-1[1].gif

Secret squirrel special model? cool.gif

post #11 of 13

Mid to late 90's there were a bunch of "transition" skis made.

While many of the popular straight skis were still being made..they quietly made some "semi" shaped skis.I have heard them referred to as"transition" skis. They were not "officially" "shaped skis..but their sidecut was that of shaped skis..90mm tips and 60 mm waists. 30mm difference between tips and waists pretty much made them shaped skis. This was a pretty big jump from "straight" skis sidecut.I had a pair of Fischer RC4 RS "Geant" bright yellow..that had that sidecut. Only pair I have ever seen. I also had a pair of Volkl's..that were iirc P20's..maybe 10's..that had that sidecut.I had a pair of Heads like that too. Iirc it was around that time that manufacturers began playing around with topsheets.The first "Ski Cross" skis were nothing more that GS skis with different top sheets. I saw a pair of skis in a junk store that had "Lamborghini"..and that was ALL I could find on those skis to even id the manufacturer. I still have a pair of Atomic's that have a weird sidecut and says right on the skis.."Progressive Parabolic Sidewalls".

Pretty rare skis..good luck on finding more info.

post #12 of 13

I also had some Head FR2's. That was ALL that was on the topsheets of these skis. Took me TOO LONG!!..FOREVER!! to figure them out. FR stood for "Factory Rebuilt" I do not know what the "2" stood for.

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Mid to late 90's there were a bunch of "transition" skis made.
While many of the popular straight skis were still being made..they quietly made some "semi" shaped skis.I have heard them referred to as"transition" skis. They were not "officially" "shaped skis..but their sidecut was that of shaped skis..90mm tips and 60 mm waists. 30mm difference between tips and waists pretty much made them shaped skis. This was a pretty big jump from "straight" skis sidecut.I had a pair of Fischer RC4 RS "Geant" bright yellow..that had that sidecut. Only pair I have ever seen. I also had a pair of Volkl's..that were iirc P20's..maybe 10's..that had that sidecut.I had a pair of Heads like that too. Iirc it was around that time that manufacturers began playing around with topsheets.The first "Ski Cross" skis were nothing more that GS skis with different top sheets. I saw a pair of skis in a junk store that had "Lamborghini"..and that was ALL I could find on those skis to even id the manufacturer. I still have a pair of Atomic's that have a weird sidecut and says right on the skis.."Progressive Parabolic Sidewalls".
Pretty rare skis..good luck on finding more info.
that is exactly it! The Volkl equivalent were the RS & RS Super. they were beta skis & iirc the 213 cm RS Super had a 89 tip & was too turns for us, so a bunch of our gang, self included went to 218 DH boards for GS- how wrong!

Just about every company had a ~88-90 tipped ski to trial the public with! I do recall Fischer doing the same.
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