I'll be interested to hear what you learn.
Fischer seems to have survived for a long time on "word of mouth" rather than anything they did to affirmatively market their skis in the USA. This may not have been a bad strategy if Fischer was simply content to defend a small US market share.
With so much competition in the US market today ,"word of mouth" will probably no longer be enough to survive. Fischer USA seems to have realized this in recent seasons as their US efforts have improved (joining US ski team equipment pool, developing and advertising the "Big Stix" line and so forth).
It seems that Fischer, like other ski manufacturers, is tweaking their line and marketing efforts for the different domestic markets they serve rather than to globalize their product (like Coca Cola does with its red and white striped can and "still the one" slogan)in all markets. In the age of the Internet the first approach does create a certain amount of confusion.
Just judging from the sidecut, 20-meter turn radius at 185cm and construction, the RX 10 looks like a WC race "type" ski. A Sceneo 600 is marketed in Japan but not in the USA or shown on the new international website. It has the same dimensions and materials as the WC SC sold in the US.
At first glance, other Fischer RX's seem very similar to the Sceneo line in sidecut and construction but with a more traditional shape and different graphics. I don't know anything about any flex differences.
I'm glad Fischer put their touring, park, ski blades and mogul skis on their international site. In the past, I don't recall seeing them shown although those various models have been around for quite a while.
Anyway, thanks in advance for any light you can shed on the subject.
[ July 30, 2003, 12:09 AM: Message edited by: Lostboy ]