|Originally posted by oboe:
The review in Ski MAGAZINE seems to indicate that this model is not vert quick edge to edge. Any feedback on this?
I would say that, for me, the RX9 is infact very light and quick-It was quicker than the RX8 for me. A lighter-feeling ski-it almost felt like a race slalom when pushed in short radius turns. That gave it some extra verstaility-it felt like a 14m radius ski, when in fact it was a 17m radius ski. I really thought I could do anything I wanted, unlike some GS carvers. I always thought the RX8 was a little heavy and bulky feeling-it was quick edge to edge, but not the lightest ski (mine had the beefy plate installed, not the railflex) but the RX9 surprised me with it's lightness and versatility (my take on the RX8 was that it was a great carver, but the Elan S12 and Volkl 5-star were as good or better carvers and more verstaile to boot). The RX9 kicked butt in the fall line, which totally surprised me. The RX9 doesn't ski anything like the Worldcup RC (which has more sidecut, but a similiar turn radius). That ski is really heavy, good on groomed snow but not much else. For me at least, the RX9 is a great ski-if I were Fischer, I would probably replace the RX8 next season and just make the RX9-it does everything that the RX8 does, but with more versatility. Awesome free ski biased toward groomed snow.[ January 08, 2004, 12:24 PM: Message edited by: dawgcatching ]