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Frontside Carver - Deciding between two Fischers

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The stats: 33 years old, 6'4", 205-210 pounds, athletic, and am an aggressive skier.  I've been skiing since I was 4-years old, so I'm advanced and have no issue skiing down the vast majority of any mountain out west (just got back from Alta and skied everything off the High Traverse confidently).  I reside in Minnesota and will use these skis predominately on our frozen mole hills here. 

 

The situation: I'm looking for a frontside carver. It's strictly on groomer zoomer duties on hard, often times icy, snow. I have other skis for other situations so versatility isn't important to me. I might use it to dabble in beer leagues though I'm not sure if I'll be able to work that with my schedule. I mainly want it because I'm getting bored to death here in the Midwest and figure I need to take advantage of a bad situation and get onto my high angulation carving game.

 

Right now, due to price and availability factors, I'm debating between either '13-14 Fischer Progessor 950 in 180cm or the '13-14 Fischer RC4 Superior Pro in 180cm. I've skied Fischer skis before and I've really liked their edge grip, so while I unfortunately haven't been able to demo either of these, I'm confident that they would both suit my needs quite well. Reviews seem a little scarce on both of these models but what I've read is very positive. The Progressors are lightly used and about $150 cheaper, and the Superior Pros are brand new. I've looked into Heads, Blizzards, Nordicas, etc. but right now none of the ones I could see myself liking are available for the price these two are.

 

Which of these two skis do you think would serve my purposes better? Thanks.

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http://www.epicski.com/t/128733/more-mag-lev-lasers-fischer-superior-pro-and-rc4-firearrow-84-edt-and-some-civilian-saloms

 

http://www.epicski.com/t/132635/updated-mag-lev-skis

 

Hi: Paul here in Whistler. I dig carvers.

I have tried the Fish Superior - found it really Damped... and like the Pro better... and that RC4 RC really did blow my mind after all these skis. You've got 10Kg on me... maybe 14.

Try also:  ASOgear.com.

so many skis so little time.

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Both the RC4 World Cup RC and the RC4 World Cup SC are superior to the RC4 Superior.  Choose a turn radius (big hill RC, small hill SC).  Forgetabout the rest.

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Both the RC4 World Cup RC and the RC4 World Cup SC are superior to the RC4 Superior.  Choose a turn radius (big hill RC, small hill SC).  Forgetabout the rest.

 

This is very good advice.  I'm your size and I managed to demo the RC4 World Cup RC in 180cm about two weeks back.  Fantastic ski: edge grip, feel for the snow, energy and rebound.  For your stated purpose why would you compromise?

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I am of the opinion that either is a decent option for what you propose. Progressors are all mountain skis using race technology while the RC4 Superiors are recreational race skis with some all mountain versatility thrown in.
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  The Progressor is a great ski,I've raced a pair in the past and skied them out west in a variety of conditions, no problem. The Superior is a little lighter built ski, still really nice and maybe the better bump ski out of the 2.  The WC RC or SC  are better race skis for their events but either of the 2 you mentioned are good, with the nod for ice hold going to the Progressor.  I'm a Fischer hill rep in the mid west and have skied these models.

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