That's exactly what I needed to hear. Thanks.
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Next weekend, I am going to demo a bunch of skis on the Hintertux Glacier, Austria.
I have made a reservation for the following models:
Cheizz, I ski hard snow 90% of the time here in the NE and have skied on all the Fischer's mentioned above. All excellent in their own right. My go to was an Elan SLX in a 170 and it never let me down. I randomly tried a Dynastar chrome 74 during a late season demo day and was blown away by the performance level in this ski. Short/medium turns are it's forte in a 178cm and I ended up buying it and getting 8 days on it in varied conditions before the season ended. It absolutely put a smile on my face everytime I went out on the hill with these strapped to my feet. I got away from Dynastar''s last season and happily committed to Fischer and Elan for the season, and I am very happy I gave the Chrome a look. It's a ski that would make any advanced-intermediate all the way up to full expert happy IMO. It is not as one dimensional as advertised as I have had it in bumps, ice, soft snow and even 4"fresh and loved it pretty much everywhere I took it. I would not take them into the trees because they are pretty carve oriented, but the trees is not what I bought them for anyways. I put a 1D base and 3D side bevel on them and they rip, Give them a look. Extremely under rated ski IMO.
Update and question...
First day of demoing here on the Hintertux glacier, I've skied three skis this morning: Fischer RC4 Worldcup SC, Rossignol Hero Elite ST and Blizzard SRC Racing S. Ik will be skiing Nordica Dobermann SLR, 2016 Stöckli Laser SL and 2016 Atomic D2 3.0 XT tomorrow (not a real contender, just curious).
I really liked the Fischer, and I've started to look around for nice deals. And I found an interesting one: 429 euro for the RC4 WC SC, RC4 SL men stiff or RC4 SL men medium. These last two are the FIS-models, correct?
The first comes with the Race Track binding, the others include the Fischer Z13 freeflex for 130 euro more. Still great deals, I think.
@ScotsSkier made a convincing case to go for the FIS models of any line. But here I have a choice: medium or stiff? Which compares best to the WC SC that I really like?
Made my choice. After demoing the Fischer, Rossi, Salomon X-Kart Max, Stöckli Laser Sl, Nordica, Dobermann SLR, Blizzard SRC Racing S and Atomic Redster D2 SL...
I've just ordered the Fischer RC4 Worldcup SC.
More detailed reviews will follow shortly. Here's the score card that I've made. Ranked all 7 skis on 7 categories. First place gets the ski 7 points, 2nd place 6 points and so on. Here's the overview...
The Rossi seemed to have a split personality. Turn initiation was great, but the second half of the turn the tail kept kicking me in the butt. And there seemed to be some unnatural stiffness holding back a round, even flex. Must have been the TPX binding. Could have been the conditions and/or my ability, of course. But with some other models I didn't experience this.
Haven't got info on the tuning, sorry.