I am thinking about getting a pair of Progessor 900 skis this season and would like some feedback from people here who have skied on them.
I already searched Epic and know what has been written about them in the archives. I also read several reviews in other on-line sources.
I will be getting some model of Fischer skis because that is what I am being offered and am not looking for recommendations for other brands. I like Fischer and am happy to be able to represent them because they build bad assed skis.
I already have a pair of 180 Motive95s and a pair of 186 Big Stix 110 from last year.
I will need to make a decision without the opportunity to demo.
My specific questions are about length and versatility. I would like to get a ski that is oriented toward shorter edgier turns to complement the skis I already have. My concern is that I never really know what type of terrain I will be skiing when I head out of the locker room in the morning. I mostly teach off-piste lessons to levels 7 & 8, but have had students jump into Corbets and teach a handful of lower level lessons including FDBs each season. I have skied the 172 Dynastar Contact Limited (72mm) in a wide variety of off trail conditions and liked it. I have a 165 Head WC Slalom ski that I enjoy on the groomers, but would not want to take off trail. The Heads are real deal race skis that were built for Bode. I don't believe that the Progessors will be as serious as the Heads are.
My other question is about the length to ask for. I think that 175 seems about right. I am 5'10" and 175lbs and am a pretty strong skier. I love the 180 Motive 95 and the 178 Rossignol E88 as solid all rounders. I ski longer in powder skis like the 186 Big Stix, the 188 S7, and the 188 Soul7. I'm thinking that a Slalom type front-side ski is meant to be skied a bit shorter, like 175. I'm thinking about the 165 Heads that I have which I "could" probably ski longer, but wouldn't because I don't see a benefit. Bode skied them in 165 and he is much stronger than I am. I'm wondering if the Progressor would be good for me in a 170 even though I am fairly certain that it is not as burly as Bodes racing skis.
I'm going to talk with the Fischer Rep, my shop guy, and some of my friends who have some experience with the Progessors. I would appreciate feedback from people here who also have experience with the Progessors. Some of you may have skied with me and have insight to share.
Edited by tetonpwdrjunkie - 9/17/15 at 11:07am