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10ex vs bigstix 84

post #1 of 7
Thread Starter 
I need a deep snow/crud ski this year and pretty much have it narrowed down to the Fischer or the Atomic. Anyone who has acutally skied both here? I cant find a place nearby to demo...

Suggestions on size would be great too. I am 5'11" 175lbs. Atomic--186, 191 or 198? Fischer 186 or 191?

Are they fat enough or should I look at Sugar Daddy (99mm waist) or Bigstix 106?

I ski mostly in the NW pea soup. Almost always off the groomed. I ski fast and well but am 38 so sometimes it is nice if a ski has a big sweet spot for those afternoons where my legs are tired.

post #2 of 7
Check out www.footoosesports.com They have some comparative information on both Fischer and Atomic models that might prove helpful.

Oops! Mispelling of link mentioned below has now been corrected.

<FONT COLOR="#800080" SIZE="1">[ December 22, 2001 10:18 PM: Message edited 1 time, by Lostboy ]</font>
post #3 of 7
Thread Starter 
Thanks, that was helpful (link is mispelled though).

It is interesting that they think the bigstix 84 is not heavy or damp and the magazine tests say it is...

I think the imput on the 10ex length is helpful too.

I wish I could ski both. The review of the 106 is also interesting...
post #4 of 7
Magazine gear reviews are generally best suited for assisting potential buyers in deciding which models have the most Rad graphics. There are a number of threads on the subject of the magazine reviews on this Forum. IMHO Footloose Sports has proven pretty reliable for the brands and models that they carry.
post #5 of 7
Deciding between high quality skis like those is like deciding whether you want a Ferrari or Lamborghini - you simply can't go wrong with either...
post #6 of 7
You'll want the Big Stix in a 191 for sure. The 186s are for light weight skiers. If you want the Fischer in a rail, then opt for the 196. The 191 is very sweet. I'm 160lbs, 6'0", Level 10. I absolutely loved the Big Stix in a 191 from the first run I skied on it. The thing is versitile as can be.

I prefer it overwhelmingly over everything that I've skied: the Head Monster Cross, Stockli Asteroid, various Volants, Fischer Alltrax 74, Atomic Deep Powder, Atomic Heliguide.

Hope this helps.
- Paul

btw: The Big Stix is pretty light for its size. No metal. Dumb ass ski test techs probably put a 30lb gimmick binding on it.

<FONT COLOR="#800080" SIZE="1">[ December 24, 2001 11:25 PM: Message edited 1 time, by skierpaul ]</font>
post #7 of 7
Actually Paul, the Bigstix 84 does have titanium in it (integrated w/ the aircarbon).

Also, how is the edge grip on the 84?

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