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Progressor 900 "The one" or just a pretty new face?

post #1 of 17
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Reading other threads started me thinking about how a ski looks. I never paid any attention to the looks of a ski and my first Kendo, 2013 is not any style I would ever pick especially at 67! But skiing it is a dream and the looks never bothered me.

Kendo

My next ski was the TigerShark another winner from Volkl especially on small hills. Not my colors but pretty red and black.

Next came the Blizzard R power with a beautiful top sheet!

The Volkl Code Came next, just a OK look and the top sheet does not look to be to durable but that's OK because I take care of my equipment.

Then came the Blizzard Magnum 8.0 which is not a design I would ever pick.

And finally on my doorstop last night the "Extremely beautiful top sheet" of the Fisher Progressor 900. Will it live up to its pretty looks down to the embedded diamond and lovely finish. I expect it to be like my volkls, inspiring extreme confidence at high speed with tight edge angles, good rebound and do well in the crud and junk. Or will it be just another pretty face? 

Now for the new base grind, dominator prep wax and of course I have to "Smudge" my skis for the upcoming season!

It sure is pretty and matches my coat! Is it going to bleed that green side edge on the snow like my old Volkls did?

post #2 of 17

Just another pretty face.

This is a good-looking ski (not mine, my daughter's. My skis are all but ugly, except for the shiny Volants, which are passable).  Sorry, but you will have to rotate your screen 90 degrees clockwise to truly appreciate the beauty.

 

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post #3 of 17
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So with your remark I am assuming you do not like the 900?

 

Your daughters skis are very nice looking.

post #4 of 17
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So with your remark I am assuming you do not like the 900?

 

Your daughters skis are very nice looking.


Need a pic of the whole ski, before making that call.  Close up of parts of skis just won't do. :)

post #5 of 17
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So with your remark I am assuming you do not like the 900?

 

Your daughters skis are very nice looking.


If it makes you feel better, both my daily driver rides don't get much love from the crowd. 

post #6 of 17
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Ok I feel you have a wealth of knowledge but you didn't answer the question
post #7 of 17
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Originally Posted by levy1 View Post
 

So with your remark I am assuming you do not like the 900?

 

Your daughters skis are very nice looking.


Need a pic of the whole ski, before making that call.  Close up of parts of skis just won't do. :)

It is about how it skis not how it looks!:jedi:

post #8 of 17

What year is it?

post #9 of 17

Levy1, 

 

Progressor's look like last years, 2014-2015? Presume they came with the green/white bindings {to match the lime green sidewalls}.  IMO, they're a great looking ski, and a great skiing ski. I have a skiing buddy, who owns a shop, and they are his go-to. Loves them, in that length. I bet you'll really like the ski. 

 

Didn't realize that you had a Blizz Magnum 8.0 ti in the quiver. Maybe it's me, but I can't read the bottom line of your signature line. What length is your pair? Binding set-up? 

 

Seems to me that you have the Carver category pretty "saturated" with your skis. 

 

The Kendo's look like the first year with the tip rocker?  2013-2014. For some reason I thought you had the previous generation, the fully cambered ski. Flipping back to the topic of your other thread {Aspen in April}, I think you'll be fine with those, there, at that time. You can get all sorts of weather. The predominant weather will hopefully be nice warm, bluebird sky. But you can also get a dump. I'd think about demoing a couple of the 98-100mm skis when out there, though. 

Great option to have, and right time to score a deal, even there!

post #10 of 17
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What year is it?

14-15 with new Racetrack binding whatever that means. 

post #11 of 17
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Originally Posted by Muleski View Post
 

Levy1, 

 

Progressor's look like last years, 2014-2015? Presume they came with the green/white bindings {to match the lime green sidewalls}.  IMO, they're a great looking ski, and a great skiing ski. I have a skiing buddy, who owns a shop, and they are his go-to. Loves them, in that length. I bet you'll really like the ski. 

 

Didn't realize that you had a Blizz Magnum 8.0 ti in the quiver. Maybe it's me, but I can't read the bottom line of your signature line. What length is your pair? Binding set-up? 

 

Seems to me that you have the Carver category pretty "saturated" with your skis. 

 

The Kendo's look like the first year with the tip rocker?  2013-2014. For some reason I thought you had the previous generation, the fully cambered ski. Flipping back to the topic of your other thread {Aspen in April}, I think you'll be fine with those, there, at that time. You can get all sorts of weather. The predominant weather will hopefully be nice warm, bluebird sky. But you can also get a dump. I'd think about demoing a couple of the 98-100mm skis when out there, though. 

Great option to have, and right time to score a deal, even there!

Thanks 

The Mag is a 172 18.5 radius brand new in the wrapper. No bindings, going to sell it.

The  Kendo is a 2013 with a little early rise. I like full camber and that is the way the ski feels.

I am going to sell the Blizzard, R Power 184, as it needs a bigger run then any hills I am on but it is a great ski. Only skied it 3 times. I also will sell the Blizzard Mag 8.0 TI 172 as I want a tighter radius turning ski for my area. I am going to use the Tigershark 174 for Nastar on my 300 ft hill and I need to decide to go .5-3 or1- 3 for the tune.

The Progressor will be my big hill and Nastar  (750 Vertical) .

The Volkl Code L will be my GS ski for the 750 Vertical. 

We will see how it all works out. One big fattie and I hope to be done! I will tune all my skis 1-3 this year except maybe the Tigershark.


Edited by levy1 - 9/25/15 at 8:06am
post #12 of 17
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Ok I feel you have a wealth of knowledge but you didn't answer the question


What it means is you have another pair of very nice skis whether someone else thinks highly of them or not. :)

post #13 of 17

Mine (2014-15) look like this:

post #14 of 17
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Mine (2014-15) look like this:

I have the same skis. Super deal on them now! What does racetrack binding mean and how does it work or just more marketing?

COLOUR: matt black/white/red
DIN: 4 - 13
BODY WEIGHT: from 42
HEIGHT ABOVE SKI TOE: 28
HEIGHT ABOVE SKI HEEL: 33.5

Looks like heel is 5.5mm higher. 

Are you skiing them on the mark or forward?

post #15 of 17

The RSX Z 13 RACETRACK bindings: The skis are sold with these bindings. I think they're made by Tyrolia. They come with a not-too-high plate pre-mounted to the ski - I guess that's the 'racetrack' - and then the supplied bindings are mounted to that. There's a video on the Fischer website in the P900 listing about the racetrack thing (http://www.fischersports.com/en/Alpine/Products/Skis/High-Performance/7027-Progressor-900-BLACK). Anyway, good bindings IMO.

 

Addendum: On the mark. They feel good there.

post #16 of 17
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So with your remark I am assuming you do not like the 900?

 

Your daughters skis are very nice looking.


Sorry didn't answer your question yet.  I'm not fond of the look, but in person it might look better.   Performance is more important than looks anyway.

 

As to the skiing, I ski on hard pack a lot.  I have not skied the 2014-2015 Progressor 900 with early rise, but I have yet to find an early rise ski that I like for that condition.  I realize I am in a very small minority of skiers who enjoy the feeling of always having the front of their edges connected with the snow, even at very small angles, and enjoy being able to have significant force at the front of the skis as soon as they are slightly tipped.  For conditions including 6 inches of fresh snow, I think I would enjoy the 2014-2015 Progressor 900 a whole lot.

post #17 of 17

I understand what you're saying, but the 'early rise' is minimal; the tips engage quite quickly.

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